NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Dozens of schools in the Tri-State area are being recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
The schools, announced Tuesday, are chosen either for overall academic excellence or progress in student achievement.
Making the list were 18 schools in New York, 15 in New Jersey and five in Connecticut.
Nationally, 236 public and 50 private schools will be honored at a ceremony in Washington in November.
Each school will receive a plaque and a flag as symbols of their status as National Blue Ribbon Schools, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
More than 7,000 schools have been recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools by the Department of Education nationwide.
To see the full 2013 list, click here.
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