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Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence for 2 city schools

January 12, 2010 10:29 am by

Bellevue Elementary and Fairfield Court Elementary were the only 2 city schools among the 153 schools statewide recognized with the 2010 Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence.

The RTD explains the criteria:

To qualify for the Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence, schools and school divisions must meet all state and federal achievement benchmarks for at least two consecutive years and achieve applicable excellence goals for elementary reading, enrollment in Algebra I by eighth grade, enrollment in college-level courses, high school graduation, attainment of advanced diplomas, increased attainment of career and industry certifications, and participation in the Virginia Preschool Initiative. Schools and school divisions also earn bonus points for other performance measures, including the Governor’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Scorecard.


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