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Educate. Nominate. Celebrate.

Each year, we ask educators to nominate their students and colleagues to recognize their dedication and achievements inside and outside the classroom. In previous years, more than $35,000 dollars has been awarded to outstanding READ 180, MATH 180, and System 44 students and their teachers. 


National Media Coverage

Peoria Times: Centennial student recognized for Read 180 growth (Page 31)

By Maximo Aguilar Lawlor

Centennial High School’s Yousif Naisan was recently celebrated for being one of only three high school students in the nation to be recognized as a Read 180 All-Star.

 

The Sentinel-Record: LH math educator wins national award
May 31, 2019

Learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt recently named Lake Hamilton Middle School Math 180 paraprofessional Dianne Booth as one of only five national winners of this year's 180 Educator Awards.

 

Inland Empire Sports & News: Murrieta: Local Elementary School Student Receives “National 180 Award” for Literacy
May 30, 2019

Desiree Vega, a student at Murrieta Elementary School, has been named a recipient of the prestigious 2019 National 180 Student Awards for her work with READ 180.

 

The Joplin Globe: Joplin teachers get raise under board-approved salary agreement
May 28, 2019

The Joplin Schools Foundation recognized a variety of teachers, staff members and students on Tuesday night. Among the student recognitions, Zander Boyes, a student at South Middle School, was honored as a national winner of READ 180, a reading intervention program.

 

T&D: H-K-T fifth grader wins national award for overcoming learning obstacles
May 26, 2019

Joshua Doles, a fifth grader at Hunter-Kinard-Tyler Elementary School, was one of 16 students recognized nationally for overcoming obstacles and becoming a thriving, successful learner. Joshua improved in math by 129 percentage points last year and won $500 in the 2019 National 180 Student Awards sponsored by educational publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

 

El Paso Herald-Post: Hernando Middle School student wins national literacy award
May 22, 2019

Hugo Hernandez, a student at SPC. Rafael Hernando III Middle School, is one of only 16 students in the nation to win a prestigious 2019 180 Student Award from learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The 180 program recognizes children across the United States who have overcome significant obstacles to become thriving, successful learners.

 

Spectrum News: East Student Recognized For Outstanding Progress in Reading
May 13, 2019

A Rochester middle schooler was awarded Monday for his outstanding progress in literacy and personal growth. East Lower School seventh grader, Kollin McCullough is one of 16 students across the nation to be named a 2019 National 180 Student Award winner.

 

WHAM-TV (ABC affiliate): East student receives national honor for success in the classroom
May 13, 2019

An East Lower School student has received a national honor. Kollin McCullough, a seventh grader at the school, was recently named one of this year’s recipients of the 2019 National 180 Student Awards. The awards honor youths who overcame hurdles to become successful students.

 

My Central Jersey: NJ students: Pallone recognizes outstanding high school students
May 10, 2019

Learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) recently announced that Nicole Krubski, a literacy teacher at Highland Park High School, has been named one of only five recipients of the prestigious national 2019 180 Educator Awards. The awards, now in their 13th year, recognize educators across the United States who have helped advance the trajectory of their students’ progress in reading and math, fostering both personal and academic growth.

 

KTSM-TV (NBC affiliate): Middle school student wins prestigious literacy award
May 8, 2019

A Hernando Middle School student overcomes the odds and wins a prestigious literacy award. Hugo Hernandez's class surprised him with a special breakfast after winning the 2019 National 180 Student Award. Doctors said Hugo would never be able to read because of a medical condition, but Hugo showed personal growth.

 

KARK-TV: Mabelvale Middle School student receives national award for outstanding achievement in math
May 3, 2019

A local middle school student is being recognized with a national award for outstanding achievement in math. Mabelvale Middle School student Znya Wright received the National 180 Award, a prestigious honor only 16 students in the country achieve.  Her story is inspiring because she made huge progress overcoming obstacles inside and outside of the classroom to significantly increase her math scores.

 

Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News: Middle-schooler earns national reading award
May 1, 2019

A student at L.R. Tippens Education Center was surprised Wednesday by teachers, family members and classmates to celebrate him for a special reason: he is one of three winners in his age group in the U.S. to receive a grand prize of the national 180 Student Awards. Connor Oakes, 13, was the only student from Georgia to receive an award that recognizes those who, with the help of their teachers, have made notable progress in literacy and math achievement as well as personal growth outside the classroom.

 

WHEC-TV (NBC affiliate): East Lower School student receives National 180 Award
May 1, 2019

A student from East Lower School has been named one of 16 recipients of the National 180 Student Awards. Seventh-grader Kollin McCullough received the award for his "notable progress in literacy and math achievement as well as personal growth outside the classroom."

 

KSNF-TV (ABC affiliate): Joplin boy overcomes the odds, wins National 180 Award
April 30, 2019

A Joplin student gets a big surprise tonight as he finds out he is a winner of a national award. Two years ago, Zander Boyes wasn't even reading at a kindergarten level, but with the help of his teachers and family, he's now ahead of his class and excelling in more than just school. 


180 Educator Awards


The 180 Educator Awards recognize the exceptional commitment of READ 180, MATH 180 and System 44 educators who have helped students overcome their academic challenges, truly turning students' lives around. 

WHAT DO THE WINNERS RECEIVE?

READ 180 and System 44

Four educators will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the Model Schools Conference in Washington D.C., to be held June 23-26, 2019, as an honorary guest! 

The nominator of each winner also wins one READ 180 paperback library for his or her classroom!

MATH 180

Four educators will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the Model Schools Conference in Washington D.C., to be held June 23-26, 2019, as an honorary guest! 

The nominator of the winning educator will be given a gift certificate of $600 for professional development publications from Math Solutions.

Download the District Approval Form here.


180 Student Awards


The 180 Student Awards recognize the outstanding achievements of READ 180, MATH 180 and System 44 students who have overcome challenges to succeed in school. 

WHAT DO THE WINNERS RECEIVE?

READ 180 and System 44

Twelve highest-scoring finalists will be awarded as winners and receive a Grand Prize of $500 each and a set of classroom books. The 12 winners will consist of three winners from each stage of READ 180 (A, B and C) and three from System 44.

MATH 180

The three highest-scoring MATH 180 finalists will be awarded as winners and receive a Grand Prize of $500 each and a set of classroom books.

The top 10 finalists per stage/program that did not win the Grand Prize will be awarded a $100 gift certificate and a pencil pack. 

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