Innovative Schools Earn $2.5 Million in Grants and Prizes from Intel and Scholastic Schools of Disti

Subject: General Tech | October 12, 2006 - 06:23 PM |

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 5, 2006 -
The 2006 Intel and Scholastic Schools of Distinction Awards named Don
Pedro Albizu Campos Elementary School/P.S. 161 in New York and Chisholm
Middle School in Newton, Kan. as the "Best of the Best" winners
. The
annual awards, sponsored by Intel Corporation, the world's leader in
silicon innovation and long-time champion of educational improvement,
and Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media
company, honor schools for implementing innovative and replicable
programs that support positive educational outcomes, and distribute
$2.5 million in grants and prizes to winning schools.

Don Pedro Albizu Campos Elementary
School/P.S. 161 and Chisholm Middle School earned honors in the
"Collaboration & Teamwork" category for their innovative "school as
a community" models in which parents are deeply involved and local and
national partnerships are formed to further student achievement.

"Strong and continuous improvement is
essential to the American educational system," said Intel Chairman
Craig Barrett. "While many talk about improving the education of our
children, the people behind these winning schools—communities,
administrators, teachers, parents and students—demonstrate that
thoughtful action can achieve exceptional results."

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