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January 21st, 2015 by Arcadia Weekly
The California School Public Relations Association (CalSPRA), a statewide organization that promotes better public understanding, commitment, and support of public education, announced that the Arcadia Unified School District received an Award of Merit in its Excellence in Communication Awards Program. Arcadia Unified was honored in the writing category for a story that was written by its Public Information Officer Ryan Foran.
“It is a pleasure to award Arcadia Unified and Ryan Foran with this deserving award,” said CalSPRA President Stephen Nichols. “Effective communication connects our communities to our classrooms and builds support for quality learning environments.”
CalSPRA’s Excellence in Communication Awards Program recognizes the successful efforts of education agencies and their communications professionals in producing materials and services that meet the information needs of our communities. Each entry is evaluated by communication professionals on the overall excellence of the entry as well as its performance against other entries received in the category.
The story that was honored is titled “New State Testing Goes Smoothly for Arcadia Unified.” The article details the process of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Field Test that approximately 5,000 Arcadia Unified students took for the first time at the end of the 2013-2014 school year. Awards were presented at CalSPRA’s Annual Conference and Awards Banquet on January 17, 2015 in San Francisco.