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Title I Schools Recognized for Student Achievement
Oct 2, 2012
COLUMBIA, SC - October 2, 2012 - Six South Carolina Title I schools are being recognized for superior student achievement, the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) announced. The SCDE provides a $5,000 grant to each of the three highest performing Title I schools for overall student achievement and a $5,000 grant to each of the three Title I schools that demonstrate the most progress from one year to the next.
These schools will attend the South Carolina Association of Title I Administrators (SCATA) 2012 Fall Conference to share best practices with other Title I schools.
The 2012 Title I Reward Schools for Performance nominees are:
- John C. Calhoun Elementary School, Abbeville County School District
- Holly Springs-Motlow Elementary School, Spartanburg School District One
- Clifdale Elementary School, Spartanburg School District Three
- Matilda F. Dunston School, Charleston County School District
- Spaulding Middle School, Darlington County School District
- Saxe Gotha Elementary School, Lexington County School District One
One school in each category will be named a South Carolina Title I Distinguished School during the SCATA 2012 Fall Conference. The two Distinguished School winners will be awarded an additional $10,000 grant by the SCDE to attend the National Title I Association Fall Conference in January 2013 for national recognition of their achievements.
These schools demonstrate a variety of educational best practices that include team approaches to teaching, implementation of learning programs to enhance student performance, on-going focused professional development for staff and increased development of partnerships between the school, parents and the community.