Four districts receive the SOAR Award for High Progress

Four Southwest Ohio school districts received a 2013 SOAR Award for High Progress in one of four categories.

They were among only 14 districts statewide and 16 individual schools to win an award from the non-profit school reform group, Battelle for Kids. Awards were based on achievement from last school year.

“It is an honor to recognize these schools and districts for their extraordinary progress with students,’’ said Jim Mahoney, Battelle’s executive director.

“The exceptional growth these educators have made with students is a testament to the hard work they’ve put forth to improve their schools and districts. The award recipients are to be applauded for their efforts to advance student learning.”

The 11-year-old, non-profit group has become a school improvement collaborative that offers services, professional development and benefits to its 110 Ohio school district members.

Winning the awards were:
*Lakota Local School District, significant progress district
*Mariemont City School District, most improved district
*Mason Local Schools, significant progress district, and most improved district categories
*Monroe Local School District, significant progress district; and Monroe Elementary School, high progress school

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