Major bragging rights have come to Connecticut after three schools were named 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools.  As Donald Trump would put it, this is HUGE.

Teachers and administrators alike from the winning schools are jumping for joy because this is the most coveted award.

The award signifies a school’s exemplary academic excellence and efforts to close the achievement gap.  The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has been singling out public and private elementary, middle, and high schools since 1982.

This year’s crop of Connecticut schools are Anna Reynolds Elementary School in Newington, Bolton High School in Bolton, and Dr. Charles Barnum Elementary School in Groton.   Here’s hoping the administrators are celebrating by approving pay raises for their employees.

Anna Reynolds and Bolton High were honored as “Exemplary High Performing Schools” while Charles Barnum earned a ribbon as an “Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing School.”

All three schools will receive a special flag to display outside as a symbol of their amazing educational efforts and achievements.

Check out the special announcement made by Secretary of Education, John B. King Jr.

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