Catholic teachers honored in Chicago with cash award

.- The staff of a Catholic grade school were recognized for excellence in teaching with the 2005 Cardinal’s Award for Teacher Achievement.

The $52,700 cash award went to St. Bruno School in the Archdiocese of Chicago, after the students showed one of the city's best improvements in standardized test scores, reported the Chicago Tribune.

The school was given the award at a school assembly Monday, with members of the archdiocesan staff and the Illinois General Assembly in attendance.

St. Bruno principal Loretta Conroy said the school's 29 staff will share the award.

The award is given to one school each year from the Big Shoulders Fund, an organization that supports Catholic schools.

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