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Manzanita SEED wins National Title I Distinguished School Award

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    Ben Smith

OAKLAND -- In public education, closing the "achievement gap" between students who are poor and middle class, black and white, English learners and native speakers has become a common goal -- and a ubiquitous buzzword.

But Oakland's Manzanita SEED Elementary School is doing it. And it's doing it more swiftly than almost every other school in the state, by the federal government's calculations.

Manzanita SEED, a small, Spanish-English immersion elementary school in the Fruitvale neighborhood, was one of two schools in California to win the 2010 National Title I Distinguished School Award for that reason.

Read full article from the Oakland Tribune here

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