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Six NYC Schools Awarded the 2013 Blue Ribbon Award

Six NYC schools were awarded a 2013 Blue Ribbon Award, given out each year by the U.S. Department of Education for student excellence and academic achievement.

The six schools, according to NY1 News, are Jessie Isador Straus in Manhattan, Katherine R. Snyder School in Brooklyn,, P.S. 247 in Brooklyn, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in Queens, The North Hills School in Queens and The Alley Pond School in Queens.

Chancellor Dennis Walcott issued a statement, saying, "I congratulate the principals, students, teachers, and parents at these six schools for receiving this honor; it is a testament to all of their hard work and dedication to student achievement."

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