Linden, New Jersey’s School 5 wins US Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon

LINDEN, New Jersey (WABC) — A school in New Jersey has been awarded a national distinction.

The motto at School 5 in Linden is “Where dreams come alive.”

Thursday, the U.S. Department of Education awarded the school its prestigious Blue Ribbon, a recognition of academic excellence.

When the pandemic hit, classrooms were left empty across the country. Kids were going to school from home, but obviously kids and teachers from School 5 in Linden didn’t let a virus derail the hefty goal that they’d set for themselves.

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos made the announcement in a special video message.

It’s a national education honor that recognizes students performing at high levels or making huge leaps.

One key ingredient that got School 5 is love.

“We always love our students first here at School 5 and once the students know how much they are loved they work hard for us

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5 Orange County Schools Awarded Blue Ribbon By Dept. Of Education

ORANGE COUNTY, CA — Five Orange County schools were named National Blue Ribbon Schools Thursday, an honor bestowed on campuses based on their overall academic achievement or success in closing achievement gaps among group of students. Nine schools in Los Angeles County received the same honor.

Nearly 370 schools earned the recognition nationally, including 36 in California.

The honor “affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content,” according to the U.S. Department of Education, which presents the honors.

Honorees are normally recognized during a ceremony in Washington, D.C., but due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s event will be held virtually Nov. 12-13.

The Southern California honorees are:

Orange County:

  • Fountain Valley, Ethan B. Allen Elementary School, Garden Grove Unified School District

  • Fullerton, Laguna Road Elementary School, Fullerton Elementary School District

  • Costa Mesa, Mariners Christian School,

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