2 California Charter Schools Receive 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award

October 5, 2014

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State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson congratulated 24 California public schools that are being recognized as 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools. Bullis Purissima Charter School and Kipp Summit Academy were among the winners.

The California schools, which are either high achieving or made significant academic improvement, are among 337 schools in 47 states to receive the 2014 National Blue Ribbon Award. The federal Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private schools from elementary through high school.

Public schools are nominated by each Chief State School Officer (CSSO), including the Department of Defense Education Activity, and the Bureau of Indian Education. The Council for American Private Education nominates private schools.

National Blue Ribbon Schools will be honored at a national awards ceremony on November 10-11, 2014 in Washington, D.C., where each winner will receive a plaque and flag. Blue Ribbon winners may fly this flag at their schools as a mark of excellence. In its 32-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has presented this award to 7,900 of America's schools.