Morgan Elementary School was recently recognized as a recipient of the 2013 Utah High Performing Title I Schools Recognition. The Utah State Office of Education recognized Morgan Elementary as a Utah Title I school that is able to demonstrate high levels of student achievement. In addition to this recognition, Morgan Elementary is now eligible to be nominated for the National Title I Distinguished Award. The USOE will select two National Title I Distinguished School Award recipients from the nominations and award each with a $10,000 grant. The grant will enable a team to attend the National Title I conference in San Diego, Calif., in February, 2014. Title I schools that are able to achieve levels of performance above the state average are to be commended for their success. The Utah State Office of Education appreciates the dedicated service of teachers and administrators who work hard with parents in achieving this high level of student performance, Karl A. Wilson, director of federal and special programs at USOE, said in an email. For over 30 years, the United States Congress has recognized that higher poverty schools face unique challenges in educating students. In response to this need, the federal government provides Title I grants to provide supplementary assistance to public schools that serve higher levels of low income families.
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