SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Three schools in San Diego County were Thursday named National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education.
The Kearny School of Digital Media and Design in San Diego, Otay Elementary School in Chula Vista and The Preuss School at UC San Diego are among 254 public and 50 private schools nationwide to receive the designation.
The DOE honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools whose students achieve at very high levels, or that have made significant progress and helped close gaps in achievement especially among disadvantaged and minority students.
"Our nation has a responsibility to help all children realize their full potential," said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
"Schools honored with the Blue Ribbon Schools award are committed to achievement and to ensuring that students learn and succeed," Duncan said. "Their work reflects the conviction that every child has promise and must receive a quality education."
An awards ceremony is planned for Nov. 15-16 in Washington, D.C.
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Rookie Hunter Renfroe hit a grand slam off Kyle Hendricks that helped quiet all the Chicago Cubs fans at Petco Park and overshadow a shaky day by San Diego Padres pitchers.
For a solemn occasion, hundreds surrounded Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial for the Memorial Day program emceed by AM 760's Brett Winterble.
A military family in Claremont said it's something that may never happen again - a father and eight of his sons went off to war and all came home alive.
Vice Adm. Nora Tyson, commander of the Navy's Third Fleet, was the keynote speaker Monday at the annual Memorial Day observance at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
The county Medical Examiner's Office Monday released the name of a man killed after being struck by a passenger train.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer and his aides met with SoccerCity investors 25 times between January 2016 and this past February, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Monday.
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