ADOPTED RESOLUTION COMMENDING TUGGLE, BIRMINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS, FOR ITS SELECTION IN THE TITLE I DISTINGUISHED SCHOOLS RECOGNITION PROGRAM 1997-1998
WHEREAS, the Title I Distinguished Schools Recognition Program identifies schools that ensure that all children have access to effective instructional strategies and challenging academic content; and
WHEREAS, the Title I Distinguished Schools Recognition Program identifies schools that demonstrate success in ensuring that all children, particularly educationally deprived children, make significant progress toward learning that content; and
WHEREAS, Tuggle Elementary School engages its students in a variety of instructional methods such as the Reading Recovery Program, Hands-On-Science Program, cooperative learning, peer tutoring, team teaching, and inter-disciplinary teaching activities which address the diverse learning styles and performance levels of students; and
WHEREAS, Tuggle Elementary School involves all instructional personnel in sustained and intensive professional development activities to strengthen instructional techniques and improve student performance; and
WHEREAS, Tuggle Elementary School incorporates programs that are built upon partnerships among students, instructors, parents, and the community; that stress excellence and high expectations for success in academic subjects; that instill responsibility, decisionmaking, problem solving, interpersonal skills, and other competencies in students; and
WHEREAS, Tuggle Elementary School competed with schools from every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico and was among only 102 schools selected as a Title I Distinguished School based on unusual effectiveness of achievement data over a three-year period, teachers and teaching methods, curricula, and commitment to excellence:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Alabama State Board of Education does hereby commend and congratulate Tuggle Elementary School; its students, parents, and teachers; Principal Martha Barber; Birmingham City Schools’ Superintendent Johnny E. Brown, and the Birmingham City Board of Education for this national honor and recognition.