MLK Magnet & KIPP Academy are 2014 SCORE Prize finalists
The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) program has named both Martin Luther King, Jr. Magnet School and KIPP Academy Nashville as finalists for it's 2014 SCORE Prize! The prize recognizes the schools and school districts that are leaders in student learning. MLK Magnet was chosen for demonstrating strong growth, particularly in Algebra I, Algebra II and ACT performance over the last three years. The school also posts a high Advanced Placement (AP) pass rate of nearly 70 percent!
KIPP Academy Nashville was also chosen for strong growth, particularly in math and science. KIPP has three-year math and science proficiency rates that exceed the state average.
"I am excited about hearing this great news concerning MLK," says MLK Principal Angela Carr. "We are looking forward to receiving positive results from being a SCORE finalist."
SCORE Prize winners in each school category will each receive $10,000. The winners will be announced on October 27 during a ceremony at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The event will be hosted by SCORE Chairman and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, with country music artist Dustin Lynch giving a special musical performance.
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STUDENTS: There's still time to win $250 by entering an original essay, song, poem or video from SCORE. DEADLINE: September 15th.