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Congressman Dan Donovan

Representing the 11th District of New York


Donovan Congratulates PS 5 for Achieving National Blue Ribbon Recognition

November 16, 2015
Press Release
School granted prestigious honor based on academic excellence

Staten Island, NY—November 16, 2015....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today joined faculty and students to celebrate PS 5’s outstanding achievement as a National Blue Ribbon school. PS 5 is one of only 7,000 American schools to receive the award over the past 32 years.

Congressman Donovan said, “We should all be proud of PS 5’s accomplishment. The school’s principal, faculty, and students are a credit to our borough and our City.”

The U.S. Department of Education has honored outstanding schools with the National Blue Ribbon Award for 32 years. Award recipients distinguish themselves with a well-rounded teaching and training regime, propelling students and faculty to academic and professional excellence. Winners earn the National Blue Ribbon award by achieving high graduation rates and top-performing scores on state assessments.

Donovan concluded, “Once these students move on to high school and college, we must ensure they’re not burdened with unsustainable student loan debt. Their job for the coming years is to focus on their studies and position themselves for future success. Ours is to reform the current system to allow them to pursue their dreams unburdened by decades of debt.”