|Jimmy Carter has been nominated for the 2018 national Blue Ribbon honors|
Posted Date: 01/18/2018
The Texas Education Agency announced the nomination of 26 Texas public schools for national 2018 Blue Ribbon Schools recognition.
Founded in 1982, Blue Ribbon Schools is a U.S. Department of Education program that recognizes public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where exemplary progress has been made toward closing achievement gaps among subpopulations while maintaining high achievement levels among all students. The nominated schools in Texas (by district or charter) for 2018 include:
Exemplary High-Performing Schools
Each nominated school has an economically disadvantaged population of 39 percent or greater.
The nominated schools must now complete a rigorous application process through the U.S. Department of Education. Announcements of the national award winners will be made in September 2018. Schools that receive the award are recognized at the Blue Ribbon Schools awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.
To learn more about the national Blue Ribbon program, visit https://tea.texas.gov/blue_ribbon.html.