Hope school named Title 1 Distinguished School
Hope — Hope Elementary School has been nominated for recognition as a Title I Distinguished School as part of an initiative of the National Title I Association. Hope Elementary School will represent Maine as a Title I school that has exhibited exceptional student performance and has significantly closed the achievement gap between student groups for two or more consecutive years, according to an email from Hope Elementary School principal Carol Hathorne.
Determination for this honor is based on the school’s meeting Adequate Yearly Progress for two or more consecutive years for the total population and all subgroups, qualifying as a high-performing school in both reading and math for 2009-2010 through 2011-2012, demonstrating improvement each year, and having a minimum of 35 percent of students eligible for free and reduced lunch.
Representatives of each Title I Distinguished School across the country will be honored at the Title I 2013 Conference, Every Child - Now! to be held Jan. 21-24, 2013 in Nashville, Tenn. This is an annual professional development conference focused on the issues and concerns of Title I and provides an excellent opportunity to learn and share ideas regarding the academic success of students and the federal requirements of No Child Left Behind.