Garfield school receives state recognition | BrainerdDispatch.com | Brainerd, Minnesota

Garfield school receives state recognition

Posted: February 14, 2013 - 11:50pm

Garfield
Elementary School in Brainerd has been designated as a 2012 Celebration
School according to an announcement made this week by Rep. John Ward,
DFL-Baxter.

As part of Minnesota’s new waiver, schools that
receive a Multiple Measurement Rating that falls between the 60th and
80th percentile are deemed Celebration-eligible and are invited to
apply for this recognition. Of the 211 schools deemed eligible to
apply, the Minnesota Department of Education received more than 140
applications, and from that group only 57 were chosen based upon their
notable work to increase student achievement.

“Congratulations to
the excellent students, faculty, and staff at Garfield Elementary,”
Rep. Ward said in news release. “This is a great achievement and is the
result of a lot of hard work.

“Ensuring that every child in
Minnesota has the opportunity to receive a high-quality education is
essential to long-term success for our state, our community, and our
economy and the results at schools like Garfield Elementary are just
what we need.”