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Once again, a local school has joined the ranks of the National Blue Ribbon Schools. However, in 2015, Evans Elementary School in Jackson County was admitted as well, so this is more of a re-admission issue.
Evans, along with Culloden Elementary School in Cavell County and CW Shipley Elementary School in Jefferson County, ranked highest in the state on state assessments or nationally standardized tests and were once again recognized as exemplary schools of excellence .
“West Virginia students are our greatest resource, and prioritizing student outcomes will prepare them for a productive and successful journey beyond the PK-12 experience.” State Superintendent David Roach said: “These schools demonstrate a passion for growth and success in their students by fostering a love of learning. I am proud.”
Indeed, the people at Evans Elementary School have every reason to be proud, especially given their repeat performances in a relatively short period of time.
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona said last week: “…We know our future will be as strong as the education we provide for every child. , has worked harder than ever to keep students healthy and safe while meeting their mental health needs.These schools are confident that they can make a lasting and positive difference in the lives of their students. shows.”
Is possible. And while Evans and others at other schools celebrate the achievement, policymakers are looking at the example they’ve set to see if what works in Jackson County will work in schools statewide. We should not waste time understanding. We are doing our children (and ourselves) no favors unless we make sure that we are trying to make a lasting and positive difference for everyone. not given.