Bakersfield School, a WestEd Client, Nominated for National Blue Ribbon

In 2007, Bakersfield City School District hired WestEd as part of the High Priority Schools Grant. The grant was intended to help the lowest performing schools in the state raise student achievement. For at least one school in the district, the grant is a blue-ribbon affair.
The U.S. Department of Education recently announced that Cesar Chavez Elementary in Bakersfield has been nominated for a National Blue Ribbon award. Only 413 schools nationwide are nominated each year.
The Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools that are either high performing or have improved student achievement to high levels, especially among disadvantaged students.
National Blue Ribbon award winners will be announced in September 2011.
Cesar Chavez has also earned the California Distinguished Schools award.

Source: The Bakersfield Californian
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