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Northwoods Schools Receive Progress Recognition

14 Feb News

Several Northwoods Schools were among those receiving Wisconsin Reward School honors.

The State Department of Public Instruction recognized 65 schools statewide for student academic achievement and academic progress. Area schools receiving the high progress honors include: Florence Elementary School, Ogema Elementary School, and Prentice Elementary.

In congratulating receipients, State Superintendent Tony Evers said, “These reward schools are models of our Agenda 2017 goals to improve graduation rates, reduce absenteeism and dropout rates, and close college and career-readiness gaps.”

As part of Wisconsin’s federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver request, the Department of Public Instruction is required to identify Title I schools that are among the highest achieving in the state and those that have the most significant improvement in student achievement from one year to the next.

Title I is a federal program to support schools serving low-income students. To be recognized, schools first must receive Title I aid based on federal free- and reduced-price school meal income guidelines.