The U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today named Genesee Community Charter School in Rochester a National Blue Ribbon School for 2014. To be named a Blue Ribbon School, a school must consistently achieve academic excellence or make significant progress to close the achievement gap.
For Immediate Release: September 30, 2014
Contact: Jessica Mokhiber, (518) 573-0516, firstname.lastname@example.org
Charter School Association Congratulates
Genesee Community Charter School for Being Named a
National Blue Ribbon School
Albany, NY – The U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today named Genesee Community Charter School in Rochester a National Blue Ribbon School for 2014. To be named a Blue Ribbon School, a school must consistently achieve academic excellence or make significant progress to close the achievement gap. Genesee Community Charter was recognized as an exemplary high-performing school.
Northeast Charter Schools Network Interim President Kyle Rosenkrans applauded the school for this honor, and made the following statement:
“Genesee is a myth-busting model for creating racially and socio-economically integrated charter schools. We congratulate all of the tireless educators, staff, and parents who are proving that when given the right opportunities, all children can excel. It doesn’t matter where you live, or what your background is – if a child has access to an excellent school, they can achieve.”
Genesee Community Charter is a K-6 school. It was the first Expeditionary Learning School in Western New York. The academics are at the school are rigorous, and the teachers and school staff work to ensure the students are connected to the Rochester community.
Genesee Community Charter was one of 287 other public schools throughout the country recognized for this prestigious award.
About the Northeast Charter Schools Network: The Northeast Charter Schools Network is a regional advocacy organization for the more than 200 charter schools in New York and Connecticut. Its mission is to support and expand high quality charter schools in the region.
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