For the City Times
On Feb. 10, 2016, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction announced that three Wisconsin Rapids elementary schools are once again being recognized as a Wisconsin Title I “School of Recognition”.
Grove, Mead, and Howe Elementary will receive Title I funding because they have significant numbers of students from low-income families based on the National School Lunch Act income guidelines. They are in the top 25 percent of high-poverty schools in the state, and have had above-average student achievement in reading and mathematics when compared to schools from similarly sized districts, schools, grade configurations, and poverty levels.
“Congratulations to these schools. They are examples of the academic success we need in all of our schools to close achievement gaps,” said State Superintendent Tony Evers as he announced the Wisconsin Title Schools of Recognition for the 2015-16 school year. “These awards recognize the work of students and their parents along with teachers, school administrators, and school staff members to break the link between poverty and low academic achievement. Their efforts will help us ensure that every student graduates college and career ready.
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