April 2021 Resolution Honoring 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools

R E S O L U T I O N

WHEREAS the National Blue Ribbon Schools program recognizes elementary, middle, and high schools where educational excellence is achieved;

WHEREAS a National Blue Ribbon Schools flag overhead is a mark of exemplary teaching and learning;

WHEREAS in 2020, Texas nominated 26 schools to be recognized for their students’ achievement; and

WHEREAS Twenty-six of these schools were named 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the United States Department of Education; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the State Board of Education does hereby extend its congratulations to Early College High School in Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (ISD); Early Childhood Development Center and Windsor Park G/T Elementary School in Corpus Christi ISD; Dr. Wright L. Lassiter Jr. Early College High School and Henry W. Longfellow Career Exploration Academy in Dallas ISD; Maude Mae Kirchner Elementary School in Eagle Pass ISD; Transmountain Early College High School in El Paso ISD; Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences in Fort Worth ISD; High School for Law and Justice and Young Women's College Preparatory Academy in Houston ISD; Heights Elementary School in Laredo ISD; Langham Elementary School in Nederland ISD; Windthorst Elementary School in Windthorst ISD; as Exemplary High Performing Schools; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the State Board of Education does hereby extend its congratulations to Alvarado Elementary South School in Alvarado ISD; Reilly Elementary School in Austin ISD; Edward Titche Elementary School in Dallas ISD; Milam Elementary School in El Paso ISD; Hobbs Williams Elementary School in Grand Prairie ISD; Memorial Elementary School in Houston ISD; West Main Elementary School in Lancaster ISD; John Z. Leyendecker Elementary School in Laredo ISD; Kelly-Pharr Elementary School in Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD; Redwater Junior High School in Redwater ISD; Edward Roberson Middle School in Spring ISD; Vista Academy of Austin-Mueller in Texas College Preparatory Academies; Desertaire Elementary School in Ysleta ISD; as Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools; and be it further

RESOLVED, That this resolution be presented to the principals of the aforementioned schools for being recognized for excellence through the National Blue Ribbon Schools program and that a copy be included in the permanent records of the State Board of Education.

WITNESS our signatures this sixteenth day of April two thousand twenty-one in Austin, Texas.

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Keven Ellis, Chair

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Georgina C. Pérez, Secretary