Six public and four private schools in Maryland were named Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education on Wednesday.
The program identifies public and private elementary, middle and high schools with high-achieving students in reading and mathematics, and those that have made improvements in closing the achievement gap. Fewer than 8,500 schools nationwide have earned the distinction.
The Maryland schools named:
• Arnold Elementary School: Principal Shauna Kauffman said she was "so proud of our incredible students, teachers, and staff and thankful for our caring and supportive community."
•Pasadena Elementary School: "I am...