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EL Education, a leading K-12 non-profit organization, has announced that seven schools from across its national network have received the EL Education Credential. The hallmark of EL Education’s approach to reinventing school is an expanded definition of student achievement that combines student character and high-quality work with mastery of knowledge and skills. The EL Education Credential recognizes schools that have attained remarkable achievement impacts with all students in each of these the areas. Thirty-six of the more than 150 schools in the organization’s network have attained the EL Education Credential.
“The EL Education Credential marks a milestone on each school’s journey to put character and quality work on equal footing with the mastery of knowledge and skills. The recognition represents a multi-year focus on the three dimensions of student achievement and is proof that there doesn’t have to be a trade-off between challenge and joy in teaching and learning,” said Mark Conrad, Chief Schools Officer at EL Education.
The seven schools that received an EL Education Credential will be recognized at EL Education’s National Conference, a gathering of more than 1,000 educators in Philadelphia from November 9th to 11th, 2018.
Amana Academy has been implementing the EL Education model since its founding in 2005. “Achieving the designation as an EL Education Credentialed School reinforces to our internal and external communities that we are steadfast in our commitment to this model that is grounded in equity, respect, and spending the precious time that we have with students on learning that matters,” said Cherisse Campbell, Principal of Amana Academy.