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Lake Park-Audubon, Rossman earn excellence award

Twenty-three schools received the 2008 Minnesota Academic Excellence Foundation School Spotlight Award for academic excellence and student success as evidenced by their students' achievements, including Lake Park-Audubon Elementary and Rossman Elementary in Detroit Lakes.

"The excellence of Minnesota education is demonstrated by the recipients of the MAEF School Spotlight awards," said Ruthe Batulis, Minnesota Academic Excellence Foundation chair. "It is a pleasure to recognize these schools that continue to demonstrate best practices and provide success for all students through higher expectations."

MAEF awarded the schools the 2008 MAEF School Spotlight Award in recognition of academic excellence and to celebrate the success evidenced by their students' achievements. The award shines a spotlight on a school's curriculum, instruction, assessment, and staff development that addresses student needs and works toward success for all. All Minnesota schools that participate in Minnesota's statewide assessments are eligible to apply.