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Shawanoe, Nieman elementary schools recognized for overcoming challenges

January 16, 2013, 1:29 p.m.

Updated: January 23, 2013, 12:00 a.m.

Shawanoe and Nieman elementary schools recently were among 70 Kansas public schools to receive a 2012 Challenge Award.

The award, issued by the Kansas Public Education Task Force, recognizes schools that are making a significant difference in student achievement despite facing challenges in school population.

Shawanoe received Challenge Award recognition in the areas of sixth-grade math and reading, and Nieman’s award recognized sixth-grade math.

“These schools are to be commended for overcoming the very real challenges that poverty poses to education,” said Charles Volland, chairman of the task force, in a letter.

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