(right) Dr. Jason Helfer, Deputy Superintendent for Teaching and Learning at the Illinois State Board of Education, presented the award to (from left to right) Ankhe Bradley, Joliet Public Schools District 86 Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction, Eisenhower Academy 3rd grade teachers Clare Reyes and Jennifer Barker, and Eisenhower Principal Wendy Wolgan.
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thetimesweekly.com The National Title I Association has recognized Eisenhower Academy in Joliet Public Schools District 86 and Washington Elementary School in Marion Community Unit School District 2 as National Title I Distinguished Schools. The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) nominated Eisenhower Academy for the honor based on its exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years. ISBE nominated Washington Elementary School for significantly closing the achievement gap between student groups. ISBE honored both schools at the annual statewide Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Conference Feb. 11-13 in Chicago. The National Title I Association recognized the schools Jan. 31 at its annual conference in Kansas City, Mo.