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School is one of 63 nationwide to receive designation
Project Chrysalis Middle School has been recognized as a National Title I Distinguished School, an award that honors schools for their positive educational advances. The school is one of two in the state of Texas and one of only 63 nationwide to receive the designation.
The Project Chrysalis was selected by the Texas Education Agency to represent Texas as one of the highest-rated Title I Distinguished Schools based on its success in closing the achievement gap between student groups. Located near the city’s East End, the school serves nearly 300 students. Continue reading
Two HISD schools were named today as 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools by U.S Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan. East Early College High School and Project Chrysalis Middle School are among only 269 schools nationwide and 18 in Texas that achieved the honor this year.
The National Blue Ribbon Schools Award honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in students’ levels of achievement.
East Early College High School and Project Chrysalis Middle School were both recognized as “Exemplary Performing” schools.
“Our nation has no greater responsibility than helping all children realize their full potential,” Duncan said. “Schools honored with the National Blue Ribbon Schools award are committed to accelerating student achievement and preparing students for success in college and careers. Their work reflects the conviction that every child has promise and that education is the surest pathway to a strong, secure future.”
The Department of Education will honor all of the schools at a recognition ceremony on Nov. 12-13 in Washington, D.C.