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6 Md. schools get Blue Ribbon designation

Six elementary schools have been added to the prestigious Maryland list of Blue Ribbon designees after they were recognized as the highest performers and for raising achievement of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Interim state Superintendent Bernard Sadusky announced Tuesday that six schools from six districts had been selected by the U.S. Department of Education as 2012 Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools. He called the honor "emblematic of the fine instruction taking place throughout our school system." Last week, Education Week named Maryland's schools the No. 1 system in the nation. Blue Ribbon schools have to meet rigorous criteria of sustained high achievement in...

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