The CHIME Charter Elementary School in Woodland Hills today was renamed in honor of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Part of the CHIME Institute, the Arnold Schwarzenegger Elementary School “implements a co-teaching model where general and special education teachers provide curriculum and learning experiences that meet the needs of all students,” according to a news release. It was named “Charter School of the Year” by the California Charter Schools Association in 2005, and in the same year was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a leading model of inclusive education. Last year, the school hosted visitors from across the country and the world including from New York, Rhode Island, Korea, Japan, Australia and Scotland.
“I am honored to have a high-quality institution like CHIME Charter Elementary named in my honor. The CHIME Institute shares my commitment to educating all children,” the governor said in his release.
UPDATE @ 2:10 P.M. MONDAY: I almost forgot: today’s the governor’s 60th birthday!!! Maybe the CHIME kids will throw him a pizza party.