10 Louisiana schools to receive National Blue Ribbon School award

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FILE – In this Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos pauses as she testifies during a hearing of a House Appropriations Sub-Committee on the fiscal year 2021 budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. Students returning from their unprecedented break from school could find themselves making up lost time in summer classes, or in the evening or on Saturday. Administrators say everything is on the table as they begin to think beyond the immediate needs of teaching through the pandemic to measuring and making up for lost learning once the worst has passed. DeVos has said she hopes schools will test students in the fall to gauge where they are academically, particularly because this spring’s standardized tests that might have provided a barometer were canceled. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- 10 Louisiana schools, including two schools in Baton Rouge, will be recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2020.

The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. The award affirms the hard work of educators, families, and communities, in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content.

The National Blue Ribbon Schools program has bestowed almost 10,000 awards to more than 9,000 schools, with some schools winning multiple awards.

Schools are eligible for nomination after five years.

“It is a privilege to recognize the extraordinary work you do to meet students’ needs and prepare them for successful careers and meaningful lives”, said Secretary DeVos.

The following Louisiana schools that will be recognized are:

The 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools Awards Ceremony will be held virtually on Nov. 12 and 13.

Photographs and brief descriptions of all 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools are available at https://www.ed.gov/nationalblueribbonschools.

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