Intel® Education Boosts Science Learning at Crellin Elementary
Inspired Teachers Use Powerful Solutions to Develop High Achievers and Critical Thinkers
Built near an abandoned coal mine in Maryland’s Appalachian highlands, Crellin Elementary School was once an underachieving school with declining test scores, a stream full of toxic chemicals, an ailing playground, and a tough reputation.
Today, Crellin students have a different reputation—as delightful kids, poised leaders, and some of the highest achievers in the state. Crellin earns national awards for student achievement, parent involvement, environmental leadership, character education, and more. It has been featured as an Intel Schools of Distinction winner, profiled in the Schools That Change Communities documentary, and, in the spring of 2014, will be featured on Edutopia in the Schools That Work series. When college professors, educators, scientists, and government leaders hear what’s going on at Crellin, they want to come see it with their own eyes—then bring their students and colleagues to observe, learn, and collaborate.
Crellin’s transformation is the result of inspired leaders and dedicated teachers who have involved the community in cleaning up the school grounds, building a new play structure, creating collaborative relationships, and raising student achievement.
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