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State Education Department Identifies 562 Recognition Schools

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New York, NY - June 25, 2019

Last week, both Girls Prep Lower East Side and Girls Prep Bronx were awarded a level of distinction by the New York State Department of Education, by being named Recognition Schools. Under New York’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Plan, 2018-19 Recognition Schools have high academic achievement, student growth and graduation rate, and have made progress during the 2017-18 school year. “The teachers and administrators at these Recognition Schools have taken to heart the critical mission of educating the whole child,” Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa said. “Our priority is fostering equity for our children across New York. These schools serve as models of the levels of performance we seek for all schools to be able to achieve in the future.” “We are taking a more holistic approach to school and student achievement under ESSA and I am excited to recognize these schools for their accomplishments and progress,” Commissioner Elia said. “I commend the teachers, administrators, staff, parents and students for the hard work and dedication they bring each day—it is truly paying off.” 

See the full list of Recognition schools here.