The 2007 Intel Schools of Distinction Program, in its fourth year, aims to identify schools that exemplify the best of the best and serve as role models to other schools across the nation. In 2007, Schools of Distinction has undergone a transformation focusing on two subject areas which are key to our nation’s future: math and science. The program will now focus on identifying schools with learning environments that promote 21st century learning skills, such as digital literacy, problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration as a benchmark for academic excellence in mathematic and scientific achievement. Six winners will be selected one from each grade range, K-5, 6-8, and 9-12, in each of the two categories of math and science. Each winning school will receive a $10,000 cash grant from the Intel Foundation, as well as $150,000 in products and services from the program awards sponsors. One of the final six winners will be identified as the Star Innovator for 2007. This school will receive an additional $15,000 cash grant from the Intel Foundation, as well as supplemental services and products from the award sponsors.
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