Schools of Distinction Award Winners

Schools of Distinction Award Winners

On September 20 at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., Intel announced the winners of its 2011 Schools of Distinction Award, which honors U.S. K–12 schools that have demonstrated excellence in math and science education and the ability to promote 21st-century skills. The Intel Foundation and sponsoring companies will distribute a total of $1 million in cash grants and awards to the winning schools. In recognition of and support of their efforts, each winning school won an estimated $100,000 in a combination of cash grants from the Intel Foundation and an award package that includes curriculum materials, professional-development resources, and hardware and software from such sponsors as BrainHoney, BrainWare Safari, Dell, I-CAN, KDS, LanSchool, SAS, SMART, and Pearson.

As the Star Innovator, Valley Christian Junior High School in San Jose, California, won an additional $15,000 from the Intel Foundation and other prizes for a total of $125,000 in cash and prizes.

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