Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Parker-Varney Receives National Award for Innovation


Parker-Varney receives national award for innovation
Parker-Varney Elementary School is one of five schools in the nation to receive the 2016 School Innovation and Change Award. The honor recognizes schools which embraced new and innovative strategies to transform from underperforming to exemplary.
Members of the National Principals Leadership Institute will visit Parker-Varney to officially present the award, which includes a $10,000 grant to support the school’s ongoing transformation efforts. Members of the Parker-Varney community, and members of the Manchester Board of School Committee and Board of Aldermen, as well as other special guests will be in attendance to help celebrate the school’s latest major accomplishment.

The National Principals Leadership Institute created the School Innovation and Change Award in 1999. Since then, more than 900 schools have been nominated from 47 states, and just 86 schools have been selected.

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