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Wall Elementary honored as National Title I Distinguished School





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017
CONTACT: Mary Stadick Smith, South Dakota Department of Education, 605-773-7228, mary.stadicksmith@state.sd.us or
Ruth Raveling, South Dakota Department of Education, 605-773-2593, ruth.raveling@state.sd.us

Wall Elementary honored as National Title I Distinguished School

WALL, S.D. – Secretary of Education Dr. Melody Schopp visited Wall Elementary School today to celebrate the school being honored as a National Title I Distinguished School for exceptional student performance for two consecutive years.

“There are great things happening at Wall Elementary,” Schopp said. “You can feel such a strong sense of community here. Wall educators work hard to really get to know their kids, and those relationships help students succeed.”

National Title I Distinguished Schools are selected by their state education agency and must qualify in one of three categories: exceptional student performance for two consecutive years; closing the achievement gap between student groups; or excellence in serving special populations of students (e.g. homeless, migrant, English learners, etc.).

State education agencies can nominate two schools each year.  Fred Assam Elementary in the Brandon Valley School District is South Dakota’s other National Title I Distinguished School this year and is recognized for excellence in serving a special population of students (English learners).


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