Charter School Association Congratulates South Bronx Classical Charter School for Being Named a National Blue Ribbon School

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The U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has named South Bronx Classical Charter School 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: October 1, 2014
Contact: Jessica Mokhiber, (518) 573-0516jmokhiber@necharters.org
 
Charter School Association Congratulates 
South Bronx Classical Charter School for Being Named a
National Blue Ribbon School
 
Albany, NY – The U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has named South Bronx Classical Charter School 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. South Bronx Classical was recognized as an exemplary high-performing school.
 
Northeast Charter Schools Network Interim President Kyle Rosenkrans congratulated the school for this recognition, and made the following statement:
 
“South Bronx Classical is helping its students beat the odds and it’s great to see that the U.S. Department of Education has noticed. SBCCS’s teachers are helping students meet the demands of the new Common Core state standards at an impressive clip, and these children are on the road to college and successful careers thanks to these world-class educators.
 
“All of this is possible despite the fact that 89 percent of the school’s students come from poverty and 97 percent of them are black or Hispanic. These students are 87% proficient in Math and 57 % are proficient in ELA. These numbers are far beyond the statewide averages and are nothing short of remarkable.”
 
South Bronx Classical Charter School is a K-8 school whose mission is to prepare students for college through classical curriculum. The students routinely achieve proficiency in New York State Performance Standards.
 
South Bronx Classical Charter School was one of 287 other public schools throughout the country honored as a Blue Ribbon School.
 
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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