Corbett Presents Governor’s Awards to Two Red Lion Area Schools; Previews
Education Initiative in Upcoming Budget
– Governor Tom
Corbett today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to two
schools in Red Lion Area School District, York County.
View Elementary School and Locust Grove Elementary School each were presented a
banner for their academic performance.
schools demonstrate the exceptional commitment and dedication of students,
parents, taxpayers, teachers, administrators in preparing our children for a
successful and bright future,” Corbett said. “The Red Lion Area community
is to be applauded for providing the necessary resources to ensure the success
the 2012-13 School Performance Profile, www.paschoolperformance.org,
Pleasant View Elementary School attained 95.2 – the highest in the district and
the sixth highest of all 116 public schools in York County.
Grove Elementary School followed with a score of 92.9.
Lion Area School District is pleased to have the Governor and Secretary join us
in celebrating our students' academic accomplishments,” said Red Lion Area
School Superintendent Scott Deisley. “The Governor's visit emphasizes to
our students that the work they do in school is important and that we are very
proud of them. Today's celebration reminds all of us that we need to strive for
continuous growth and improvement. Our goal is to achieve this recognition
again this year.”
Performance Profile gives parents, taxpayers and educators with access to a
comprehensive, straight-forward and user-friendly resource that provides
detailed information about the academic performance of all public schools,
including traditional public schools, brick-and-mortar and cyber charter
schools, and career and technology centers.
includes results of the statewide assessments and other measures of student
achievement, such as academic growth, graduation rate, attendance rate and
promotion rate. The profile also includes raising the achievement of all
students and historically underperforming students, such as English language
learners, economically disadvantaged students and students with disabilities.
Governor also previewed of one of his education proposals for the upcoming
2014-15 state budget. The Governor’s Expanding Excellence Program would
provide competitive funding to schools that have attained a 90 or higher on the
School Performance Profile and are willing to analyze and share best practices
that have proven to raise student achievement. Grant recipients will be
responsible for supporting schools across the state that strive to replicate
these strategies and techniques.
First Lady, Lt. Governor and officials of the Corbett administration are
visiting high-performing schools across Pennsylvania to present them with
Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Academics. Statewide, 428 school buildings
attained a score of 90 or higher.
congratulate these schools for achieving this honor and I encourage all schools
across Pennsylvania to follow their lead,” said Acting Secretary of Education
taking office in 2011, Governor Corbett has put into place education policies
to increase accountability, enhance transparency and provide support systems
for public schools. These include a new, comprehensive educator evaluation
system that relies on multiple measures of student achievement; improved
academic standards and assessments to ensure students are prepared for
postsecondary opportunities; and no-cost, high-quality educational resources,
such as a voluntary model curriculum, lesson plans and classroom diagnostic
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