Six Schools Achieve EL Education Credential for Character and Scholarship
EL Education recognized six schools across the country with a national credential for exceeding the EL Education standards of student achievement, which measure three dimensions: academic performance, high-quality work, and positive character. The honor was announced at the organization's 25th anniversary National Conference in Chicago on October 29th.
The majority of students at each of the newly credentialed schools outperformed their peers in their state and demonstrated they are developing positive character traits, such as perseverance, empathy and a sense of service to others.
The six schools receiving the EL Education credential this year are:
- Open World Learning Community, St Paul, MN - Dave Gundale, Principal
- Downtown Denver Expeditionary School, Denver, CO - Erin Sciscione, Executive Director
- Presumpscot Elementary School, Portland, ME - Cynthia Loring, Principal
- Four Rivers Public Charter School, Greenfield, MA - Peter Garbus, Principal
- Marathon Venture Academy, Marathon, WI - Sarah Budny, Principal
- Fox Creek Elementary School, Littleton, CO - Brian Rodda, Principal
These schools join 27 others across the country to receive this recognition from EL Education, which is now in its fourth year of credentialing schools.
Mark Conrad, EL Education Chief Schools Officer, noted that the EL Education credential is not an award: "The EL Education Credential marks a milestone on each school’s journey to put character and quality work side-by-side with mastery of knowledge and skills. And It’s a milestone that we hope every school in our network will eventually reach.
Read the PRNewswire press release here.