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Posted February 26, 2013

Painted Sky, Reginald Chavez Elementaries Recognized as ‘Exemplary’

School officials traveled to Santa Fe to receive award at the Legislature.

Painted Sky Title II Program AwardsStudents and staff at Painted Sky Elementary

Students and staff from Painted Sky and Reginald Chavez elementary schools traveled to Santa Fe earlier this month to receive Title III Program Awards from the New Mexico Public Education Department. The schools were recognized for serving the needs of English Language Learners.

Both schools earned honors at the 'Exemplary' level, the highest of three levels of recognition. Seventeen schools around the state received the award, 10 of them in the top category.

Reginald Chavez Title II Program AwardsStudents and staff at Reginald Chavez Elementary

Students and staff picked up their awards in-person at the State Capitol during the legislative session.

To earn the exemplary level award, a school must

  • Meet "Making Progress in English"
  • Meet "Attaining Proficiency in English"
  • Meet School Growth Targets in Reading and Math
  • Present evidence of student progress and high achievement
  • Present evidence of effective and innovative programs for English Language Learners (ELLs) and parent engagement activities/programs.
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