Norwin elementary school wins national honor |

Norwin elementary school wins national honor

Joe Napsha
Sheridan Terrace Elementary School, North Huntingdon.

A Norwin elementary school has won national honors for exceptional student achievement in 2018, one of up to 100 schools nationwide to receive such recognition.

Sheridan Terrace Elementary School in North Huntingdon was named a National ESEA Distinguished School for its students making significant achievements, according to the National Association of Elementary and Secondary Education Act State Program Administrators, which announced the recognition.

Heather Newell, Sheridan Terrance principal, could not be reached for comment Monday. Marcus Cheeks, a spokesman for the National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators, also could not be reached for comment.

The distinguished school program, which started in 1996, showcases the success of schools in categories of exceptional student performance for two consecutive years, closing the achievement gap between student groups and excellence in serving special populations of students. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act provides additional resources for vulnerable students and federal grants to state educational agencies to improve the quality of public education.

The association is a membership organization comprised of state ESEA program administrators who manage their state federal education program. They ensure compliance with federal regulations.

Joe Napsha is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Joe at 724-836-5252 or [email protected]

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