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Area schools win recognition awards for achievement, gap closing

April 17, 2017 GMT

About a dozen elementary and middle schools in south-central Wisconsin are among 178 schools around the state being recognized for success in education students from low-income families.

The Title I School of Recognition awards are given annually by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, to those schools showing high academic achievement or in “closing the gap” between their schools and schools with fewer low-income students.

“These schools stand out for their efforts to educate our kids,” said State Superintendent Tony Evers. “They are staffed by dedicated educators who work with parents, families and the school community, to support the needs of all kids, through rigorous programming and attention to student needs.”

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Schools being recognized include:

Al Behrman Elementary, Baraboo; South Beaver Dam, Wilson, Jefferson and Lincoln Elementary schools, Beaver Dam; Converse Elementary and Fran Fruzen Intermediate schools, Beloit;

Jackson, Jefferson, Adams, Madison and Wilson Elementary, and Edison and Franklin Middle schools, Janesville; Jefferson Elementary, Richland Center; Lake Delton Elementary, Wisconsin Dells.