Two Dallas ISD schools nominated for National Blue Ribbon Award

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Two Dallas ISD schools are among 26 public schools in Texas nominated for the National Blue Ribbon, to be awarded in the fall.

The School for the Talented and Gifted and the School of Science and Engineering, both at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center, are nominated for the ribbon, the highest honor an American school can achieve. The National Blue Ribbon Schools program recognizes public and private elementary, middle and high schools that have high student achievement or demonstrate exemplary progress toward closing achievement gaps.

“It’s an honor to be nominated among the 26 high-performing schools in Texas,” said Principal Arnoldo Zuñiga, of the School for the Talented and Gifted. “It wouldn’t be possible without the help and the hard work of the staff, the students and the community. They are the ones who drive the work here, and they are the ones who make it happen.”

Principal Andrew Palacios, of the School of Science and Engineering, said, “We are continuously researching the best way to enrich our student learning experience. We are honored to be nominated as a potential National Blue Ribbon School. The team at the School of Science and Engineering Magnet is a group of people who care and work hard for our students. Our faculty, staff, parents, and community work hard to create experiences where our students win the most.”

The nominated schools must now complete a rigorous process conducted by the U.S. Department of Education. National award winners will be announced in September of 2022. Schools that receive the designation will be recognized at the National Blue Ribbon Schools Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

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