Morehouse Magnet School is in for a sweet treat Oct. 18, as Blue Bell Creameries will honor the school for its distinction of being named a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School. A Blue Bell truck filled with ice cream will come to the school for an ice cream party at 2 p.m. Thursday to treat all the students, teachers and staff members.
By Dee Tubbs firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted Oct. 15, 2013 @ 1:00 pm
The U.S. Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon Schools program has honored more than 7,000 of America’s most successful schools for the past 30 years. This year, 286 public ...
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The U.S. Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon Schools program has honored more than 7,000 of America’s most successful schools for the past 30 years. This year, 286 public and private schools across the country received this coveted award. Blue Ribbon Schools are selected on the basis of two primary criteria: 1) they are among the highest-performing schools in their state 2) they are schools with at least 40 percent of students from disadvantaged backgrounds that have improved student performance to high levels. “At Blue Bell, we recognize the importance of encouraging and honoring schools that have achieved educational excellence,” Paul Kruse, CEO and president of Blue Bell Creameries said. “We are well aware that such high levels of achievement require tremendous effort from students, teachers, administrators and parents. This is Blue Bell’s way of showing how proud we are.” This year’s winning schools will also be honored at an awards ceremony in Washington D.C. Nov. 18-19.