APS News Release

Oakridge Elementary, Dept. of Information Services Earn Award of Excellence and Innovation in Education

Governor McAuliffe announced that Oakridge Elementary School’s Mosiac Program and the Department of Information Services Cyber Sandbox were among the first recipients of the Inaugural Governor’s Award for Excellence and Innovation in Education. Out of more than 120 nominations, 13 were selected for recognition and honored at the Executive Mansion last night.

Oakridge Elementary School’s Mosaic Program is a cross-curricular exemplary project that celebrates diversity and promotes a deeper learning of Virginia’s content standards and fosters a sense of community throughout Oakridge.

The Department of Information Services Student Center’s Cyber Sandbox provides tools and resources to help students advance their cybersecurity knowledge.

This new initiative recognizes outstanding educators and leaders, schools, divisions, and community partners across five categories: closing the achievement gap, community partnerships and collaboration, innovation in education, preparing students for the new Virginia economy; and supporting school readiness.

For more information, visit https://education.virginia.gov/news/newsarticle?articleId=21618.