will take time for Edina school staff to figure out how to use the new rating system to advance all students. However, Edina's commitment is to the students as learners.
is to improve the achievement gap the disparity in academic performance between students of color and in poverty and their white counterparts, according to the Adidas Originals Stan Smith Junior Trainers MDE. "With this new accountability system, we'll be able to better assess how our schools are really doing, and put in place structures and resources to support their efforts," Commissioner of Education Brenda Cassellius said. "Rather than relying on a failed system that doled out punitive labels and didn't tell the whole story about schools, today we're recognizing our high performing schools and making a commitment to stand beside those schools most in need.
Both Title I schools in Edina, Cornelia and Creek Valley elementary schools, received the reward designation. Title I federal funding is allocated based on the poverty measurement of the number of students who receive free and reduced lunch. Edina's Title I funding goes to schools that are over a certain percentage for free and reduced lunch, said Chad Schmidt, director of research and evaluation for the Edina school district. If all the schools had been given a MMR designation, all but one of the Edina schools would have been in the top .
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