January 26, 2007
Edison and Signal Hill elementary schools are finalists for the 2007 National Center for Urban School Transformation’s Excellence in Education Awards. Only five schools were selected as winners nationwide last year.
NCUST, based at San Diego State University, considers schools eligible to compete if they have met a long list of student performance criteria, including attainment of national Adequate Yearly Progress goals, high attendance, low suspension rates and high percentages of students completing rigorous courses of study, or awards for school-wide excellence in academic disciplines.
Finalists will receive a site visit from an NCUST team to help determine top award winners. The winners will receive a check for $1,000 and a banner bearing their name. Each school also will receive travel costs for one representative to attend the NCUST Symposium in San Diego in May.