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Solution Tree

November 20, 2015 09:25 ET

First Annual DuFour Award Will Give $25,000 to Outstanding School

BLOOMINGTON, IN--(Marketwired - November 20, 2015) - Solution Tree, an educational publisher and professional development provider, announced that it is now accepting submissions for the first annual DuFour Award. This new award honors high-performing schools that demonstrate exceptional levels of student achievement.

"We established this award to celebrate schools that have gone above and beyond to improve student learning," said Solution Tree CEO Jeffrey C. Jones. "Ensuring all children have a chance to succeed is no small feat, and we're excited to have the opportunity to recognize the extraordinary efforts of schools from around the globe."

To be eligible, a school must be recognized as a model PLC on allthingsplc.info. One winner will receive $25,000 and be recognized at the Summit on PLC at Work™ in Phoenix, Arizona, February 3-5, 2016.

All entries must include an essay on the school's commitment to building a successful professional learning community, improving student learning, and advancing instructional best practices. Schools are also encouraged to create a short video highlighting their accomplishments.

Entries may be submitted at solution-tree.com/awards. The entry deadline is December 18, 2015. Solution Tree will notify three finalists in January, and the winner will be announced during the Summit on PLC at Work™.

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Solution Tree delivers comprehensive professional development to schools and districts around the world. Solution Tree has empowered K-12 educators to raise student achievement through a wide range of services and products including educator conferences, customized district solutions for long-term professional development, books, videos, online courses, and more.

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