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State education department recognizes 2 Jackson schools
State education officials honored 15 Missouri schools last week, including two in Jackson, as Professional Learning Communities Exemplary Schools for their outstanding performance in implementing the professional learning community process, according to a news release from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
The schools promote cultures focused on learning with collaborative teams and effectively using data to increase student achievement, the release said.
The 2013-2014 Exemplary Schools Award recipients in Jackson are Jackson High School and South Elementary School, the release said.
Recipients were honored by the department at the 2014 Powerful Learning Conference, held Jan. 27 and 28, the release said. More than 1,250 educators from across the state attended the conference. Mary Ann Burns, director of school improvement initiatives, presented the awards.
The Missouri Professional Learning Communities Project began in the 2003-2004 school year. For more information, visit dese.mo.gov/divteachqual/sii/prolearning/, the release said.
1701 S. Hope St., Jackson, MO
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