This just in from the California Department of Education:
Academic achievement awards for 209 schools that serve large numbers of poor children and are closing the achievement gap. (Criteria explained here.) There are fourteen awardees in Oakland — 10 district elementary schools, four charter schools — and two in Berkeley. They were selected from the 6,000-plus schools statewide that participate in the Title I program for low-income students.
Last year, there were just six in Oakland and one in Berkeley to earn this distinction.
Here’s the list of East Bay awardees:
American Indian Public Charter
American Indian Public Charter School II
Bella Vista Elementary
Carl B. Munck Elementary
Lighthouse Community Charter High
Oakland Charter Academy
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