Four local schools were honored Tuesday at the nation’s capital for high achievement or progress in closing the achievement gap.
Amity Regional High School in Woodbridge, the Jefferson Science Magnet School in Norwalk, Portland Middle School and Wamogo Regional High School in Litchfield were among the nation’s 340 Blue Ribbon Schools.
“My staff has an amazing passion for what they do with the kids, with the families, and I think, you know, change takes time,” said Jefferson Science Magnet School Principal John Reynolds. “And so this is a real validation of a lot of time, a lot of sacrifice andjjj a lot of positive work with kids.”
The Secretary of Education recognized 290 public and 50 private schools at a luncheon at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. this afternoon.
Eight school principals were also recognized.
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