Congratulating Dana Elementary School for Being Named a 21St Century Learning Exemplar School By the Partnership for 21St Century Skillsby Representative Mark Meadows
Posted on 2013-12-12
of north carolina
in the house of representatives
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Mr. MEADOWS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Dana
Elementary School in Hendersonville, North Carolina, for being named a
21st Century Learning Exemplar School by the Partnership for 21st
Century Skills (P21).
The 21st Century Learning Exemplar Program seeks to identify, document, promote and celebrate examples of successful 21st century learning across the country. For the past 10 years, P21 has advocated for 21st century readiness for every student.
Last spring, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction nominated Dana Elementary for the 21st Century Learning Exemplar Program. After visiting classrooms and interviewing teachers and students at the school, P21 stated, ``A coordinated effort between school leadership and teachers helps students develop problem-solving skills, a collaborative mindset and a goal-oriented approach to learning.'' Dana Elementary has also been awarded one of six National School Change Awards from the National Principal Leadership Institute.
In May, I had the opportunity to visit Dana Elementary and see the school's innovative teaching techniques firsthand. By combining a dynamic curriculum and modern technology, Dana Elementary engages students and prepares them for the future.
Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the entire 11th District of North Carolina, I congratulate Principal Kelly Schofield and the entire team at Dana Elementary for being named a 21st Century Learning Exemplar School and thank them for their commitment to our future leaders.