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Chase Street Elementary to Receive $20,000 as National Title 1 Distinguished School

Only 59 schools in the country received this honor.

Chase Street Elementary to Receive $20,000 as National Title 1 Distinguished School
By Anisa Sullivan Jimenez

Chase Street Elementary School has been named a National Title I Distinguished School by the National Title I Association, an honor given this year to only 59 schools throughout the country. Chase Street was singled out for this achievement by the Georgia Department of Education, who nominated the school for the award.

“It is an honor to have the hard work and commitment of our teachers, students, parents and community partners recognized at the national level,” said Principal Adam Kurtz. “We feel fortunate to have the opportunity to share with the public some of the student growth and learning that we witness daily. Though this award acknowledges our past and current successes, we maintain our focus on continued growth and progress.” 

A project of the National Title I Association, the National Title I Distinguished Schools Program publicly recognizes qualifying Title I schools for the outstanding academic achievements of their students. It highlights the efforts of schools across the country making significant improvements for their students. The program has been in place since 1996, highlighting the success of hundreds of schools in two categories – exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years and closing the achievement gap. Chase Street was selected for closing the achievement gap.

“The Chase community reflects characteristics of a successful neighborhood school, which has resulted in all partners working together to increase students achievement and the overall well-being of our community’s children,” said Superintendent Philip D. Lanoue, Ph.D. “I applaud the teachers, students, parents and administrators for all their work that has made Chase Street Elementary such an exemplary school.” 

Title I is the cornerstone of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. It is the largest federally funded pre-college education program in the United States and provides funding to school districts across the country to aid in the education of economically disadvantaged students.

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