Long Beach Lafayette Elementary School
The Long Beach Unified School District honored nine of its elementary schools last month with STAR Awards for significant gains in student achievement.
This year’s winners are Addams, Alvarado, Burbank, Burnett, Fremont, Lafayette, Longfellow, Madison and Willard elementary schools.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the state's top education officials had a signing ceremony at LBUSD's Lafayette Elementary School last month before submitting the Race to the Top application.
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that California is one of 19 finalists for federal Race to the Top funding, which could bring between $18 million and $26 million to the Long Beach Unified School District.