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Auburn's Gildo Rey Elementary School earn national award

Gildo Rey Elementary School is one of two schools state-wide to be awarded the 2010 National Title I, Part A Distinguished Schools Award sponsored by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

The school was recognized for significantly closing the achievement gap between student groups in mathematics. Gildo Rey soars above the state average in mathematics in grades 3, 4 and 5, as measured by the Measurements of Student Progress.

Gildo Rey successfully has closed the achievement gap between the following student groups: low income and ELL.

The school will be honored at the 2011 National Title I Conference in Tampa, Fla., Jan. 31-Feb. 3. Gildo Rey also will receive state-level recognition and a $10,000 award.

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