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Garfield school receives state recognition


Elementary School in Brainerd has been designated as a 2012 Celebration

School according to an announcement made this week by Rep. John Ward,


As part of Minnesota’s new waiver, schools that

receive a Multiple Measurement Rating that falls between the 60th and

80th percentile are deemed Celebration-eligible and are invited to

apply for this recognition. Of the 211 schools deemed eligible to

apply, the Minnesota Department of Education received more than 140

applications, and from that group only 57 were chosen based upon their

notable work to increase student achievement.

“Congratulations to

the excellent students, faculty, and staff at Garfield Elementary,”

Rep. Ward said in news release. “This is a great achievement and is the

result of a lot of hard work.

“Ensuring that every child in

Minnesota has the opportunity to receive a high-quality education is

essential to long-term success for our state, our community, and our

economy and the results at schools like Garfield Elementary are just

what we need.”