Rep. Poliquin Applauds Two Maine Schools for Recognition as 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) applauded the announcement by the U.S. Department of Education that two schools in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2017. This distinction is awarded to top-achieving schools across the nation based on overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
Conners-Emerson School in Bar Harbor and Fourteenth Street School in Bangor are among only 342 schools to be recognized as 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools. This honor acknowledges the combined effort of educators, families, and communities to foster safe, welcoming, and high-achieving institutions of learning.
“I couldn’t be prouder of Conners-Emerson and Fourteenth Street Schools for their hard work and success that led to being named 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools,” said Congressman Poliquin.
“As a parent, I know first-hand the time and dedication it takes to create a positive education experience for children. I have a tremendous amount of respect for all of our Nation’s educators and the hard work they put into developing successful learning environments for their students. This high honor recognizes and affirms that hard work, as well as the collective effort of the families and communities who play instrumental roles in student success.
“I’m thrilled that two schools from Maine’s 2nd Congressional District were awarded this distinction this year, and I want to congratulate them both for their achievement.”
Items to Note:
- U.S. Department of Education Overview of National Blue Ribbon School Program: https://www2.ed.gov/programs/nclbbrs/index.html