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Riverside Central named "Super School"


ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) --  Students and staff at a Rochester elementary school have reason to celebrate after Riverside Central was named a "Super School."

The award ceremony recognized major strides the school has accomplished partly because of a computer program called Imagine Learning, which helps students that are new to our country learn the English language. 

Imagine Learning is a language and literacy software program that individualizes learning for each student and provides educators with real-time reports.

The school received a plaque and many students were recognized for progress in learning English.

"We have children who come in speaking Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, French, and it starts out in the native language and as they develop their skills it goes more to the English," said Kindergarten Newcomers teacher Mary Green.

Out of the 3,500 schools that use the program nationwide only 25 have been awarded the "Super School" award.

Riverside was one of them as they were recognized for their major gains.

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