Flaherty Elementary recognized for closing achievement gap between student groups

SETH DUKES

Newsroom Coordinator


 The Kentucky Department of Education and the National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators (NAESPA) have identified Flaherty Elementary School as a National ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) Distinguished School for closing the achievement gap between student groups for two or more consecutive years. Flaherty Elementary is one of up to 100 schools throughout the country that is being nationally recognized for exceptional student achievement in 2021.

 A project of NAESPA, the National ESEA Distinguished Schools Program publicly recognizes qualifying federally funded schools for the outstanding academic achievements of their students. It highlights the efforts of schools across the country making significant improvements for their students. The program has been in place since 1996, showcasing the success of hundreds of schools in one of three categories:

Category 1: Exceptional student performance (and academic growth) for two or more consecutive years

Category 2: Closing the achievement gap between student groups for two or more consecutive years

Category 3: Excellence in serving special populations of students

 NAESPA implements the National ESEA Distinguished Schools Program to highlight selected schools that have successfully used their ESEA federal funds to improve the education for all students–including economically disadvantaged students.

 “This is a testament to the dedication of all students and staff on the Flaherty Campus,” said Meade County Superintendent Mark Martin. “This is exciting news for our Flaherty Families.”




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