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Three Northwest Indiana schools get national Blue Ribbon designation

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Three Northwest Indiana schools have gotten a National Blue Ribbon designation from the U.S. Department of Education. James B. Eads Elementary School in Munster, Central Elementary School in Valparaiso and Saint Paul Catholic School in Valparaiso were among just 297 nationwide to earn the distinction this year.

The Indiana Department of Education says the schools are being recognized for their graduation rates and state test scores in English and math. Schools were nominated by the IDOE or the Council for American Private Education. Then, they had to fill out an "application detailing their curriculum, culture, leadership and engagement."