California Distinguished Schools for 2014 – Year 2014 CA Dept of Education

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today named 424 public elementary schools California Distinguished Schools for their strong commitment and innovative approaches to improving student academic achievement. For the complete list, visit the 2014 Distinguished Elementary Schools Web page.

“I applaud these strong, thriving schools that are making such impressive strides in preparing their students for continued success,” Torlakson said. “This award is well-deserved by these school communities for their enduring dedication to high standards, hard work, and unwavering support.”

The 2014 California Distinguished Schools Program focuses on Californias students right to an equitable and rigorous education, and recognizes those schools that have made progress in narrowing the academic achievement gap.

To apply for Distinguished School honors, schools must meet a variety of eligibility criteria, including accountability measures. Once schools are deemed eligible, the California Department of Education CDE invites them to apply to be recognized as a California Distinguished School. The process consists of a written application, which includes a comprehensive description of two of the schools signature practices, and a county-led site validation review process focused on the implementation of those signature practices.

via California Distinguished Schools for 2014 – Year 2014 CA Dept of Education.

Oakbrook Elementary invited to apply for Distinguished School status – SCOE/Facebook

Oakbrook Elementary School is one of 3 schools in Solano County to be invited to apply for Distinguished School status.

The California Distinguished School Award identifies and honors those schools that have demonstrated educational excellence for all students and progress in narrowing the achievement gap. In order to be invited to apply for Distinguished School honors, schools must meet a variety of eligibility criteria including designated federal and state accountability measures based on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act ESEA and the Academic Performance Index API requirements.

via Oakbrook Elementary School is one of 3… – Solano County Office of Education.