Hillsborough charter school gets national award
Terrace Community Middle School, a charter school, was named a No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon School today, one of only 16 in Florida and 287 nationwide to earn the honor this year. Schools must be nominated for the award, which is given to those that are either "academically superior" or show dramatic gains in student achievement. Terrace Community Middle School has earned A grades from the state six years in a row and met tough No Child standards four years in a row. To see the 2007 list of Blue Ribbon winners, click here. To read more about Terrace Community Middle and its outspoken principal, click on this St. Petersburg Times story here.