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Monday, April 30, 2012

Litchfield’s Campbell High School, NH honored for education innovation

CONCORD – Campbell High School in Litchfield will be recognized Tuesday morning in Concord for its innovative work in reducing its student drop-out rate and improving performance in core subjects, like math and English.

The local high school is one of several schools named to the “Commissioner’s Circle of Excellence” by state Education Commissioner Virginia Barry.

Campbell Principal Bob Manseau said the awards will celebrate and recognize the dedication of Campbell students and staff.

“It feels a little bit overwhelming when you think about it,” he said.

Barry also will recognize Kearsarge Regional High School, Pittsfield Middle High School, Great Bay eLearning Charter School and Virtual Learning Academy Charter School. She will present the awards after a ceremony to name New Hampshire the recipient of the Frank Newman Award for State Innovation.

The award is given for bold and valuable initiatives in education, which also receive bipartisan support and serve as lessons for other states.

Look for the full story online Tuesday afternoon.