INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Education has announced the first ever recipient of the Title III Distinguished Indiana School District Award. Fort Wayne Community Schools was chosen to receive this distinction after demonstrating a commitment to English Learner success through strategic programming, rigorous instruction, inclusive school culture, and beneficial partnerships with families and the community.
“I applaud the dedicated work of the students, families, staff, and communities of Fort Wayne Community Schools,” said Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. “Under the leadership of Superintendent Dr. Wendy Robinson and Director Emily Schwartz-Keirns, Fort Wayne Community Schools represents the vision of working together for student success by ensuring English Learners, and all children, have opportunities to succeed.”
Fort Wayne Community Schools was selected after a review of English Learner performance data from all public-school districts and charter schools, followed by a two-part interview process including an on-site visit.
For more information on Title III funding, please visit: www.doe.in.gov/elme/title-iii-language-instruction-limited-english-proficient-and-immigrant-students.