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Press Release: Baltimore City Title I School Receives National Honor

Edgewood Elementary Named Title I Distinguished School

For Immediate Release                                        Contact: Bill Reinhard, 410-767-0486

Baltimore, MD (February 2, 2016)

Baltimore City’s Edgewood Elementary School has been named a National Title I Distinguished School for the 2016 school year. 

The school was honored by the National Association of State Title I Directors at the National Title I Conference in Houston over the weekend.

“Edgewood Elementary School is committed to promoting a positive learning environment and continuous academic improvement for the success of all of its students,” said Dr. Jack Smith, Interim State Superintendent of Schools.  “The school has forged a deep connection with its community, developed creative uses for educational technology, and has used data to improve student achievement.”

Title I is the largest federal aid program in K-12 education.  Schools use Title I funds to improve the education of students in high poverty areas.  MSDE administers Maryland’s Title I program and nominated the school after a thorough review of student achievement data based on the Maryland state assessments.

Edgewood serves 313 students in grades PreK to 5.  Ninety-six percent of the student body is eligible for free- or reduced-price meals.