September 27, 2016
U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., announced today that Vista del Futuro Charter School has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. Vista del Futuro Charter School is one among 279 public and 50 private schools receiving this honor.
Schools are nominated for the award by the state department of education, and then complete a comprehensive application about school practices. Schools may apply for status as Exemplary High Performing—among the top schools in a state—or Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing—schools making the fastest progress in the their state in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
Iris B. Burnham, Board President, Nydia Magdaleno Gonzalez, Superintendent, and Yvonne Whitman, Principal of Vista del Futuro will represent the Vista del Futuro teachers, students, and parents at a two-day awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., to celebrate their hard-won achievements.
For more information about Vista del Futuro’s prestigious award, please contact Ms. Yvonne Whitman, Principal at (915) 855-8143. For more information about the El Paso Education Initiative, Inc. charter schools, please visit www.burnhamwood.org. For more information about the National Blue Ribbon Schools program, please visit nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov
Press Release submitted by: Iris B. Burnham (915) 584-4024.