Prairie View Elementary School named a NIET Founder’s Award finalist

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GOSHEN, Ind. – The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching announced on Wednesday that Prairie View Elementary was selected as a NIET Founder’s Award finalist, earning the local school $10,000.

Among four across the county under consideration for the grand prize of $50,000, Prairie View has employed instructional excellence to improve the school overall.

Prairie View stated students are meeting and exceeding proficiency targets at high percentages than state averages because all teachers are consistently supported, valued, and committed to excellent instruction.

For 20 years, NIET has partnered with schools, districts, states, and universities to ensure all students have effective educators as well as develop teacher leaders, collaborate successful strategies, and provide feedback to address teacher and student needs.

The NIET approach also has led to strategies that have increased student achievement, the school stating that teachers have found that through explicitly communicating expectations of assignments and providing examples of what excellence looks like.

Prairie View Elementary joins fellow finalists Douglas MacArthur Elementary School in Indiana, Michael Anderson School in Arizona, and North DeSoto High School in Louisiana for the $50,000 grand prize.

For more information on Prairie View’s award, visit here.

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