- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The U.S. Department of Education has recognized three Alaska schools for their academic excellence.

Haines Elementary School, Crawford Elementary on Eielson Air Force Base and Peterson Elementary in Kodiak were named National Blue Ribbon Schools.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s office says the schools were recognized as “exemplary high performing schools.”

Murkowski serves on the Senate committee overseeing education and her office says her goal is to visit every Alaska school.

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