04/23/2012 01:46 pm ET

Obama Administration Awards Green Ribbon To Stoddert Elementary

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was in Glover Park Monday morning to congratulate Stoddert Elementary and 77 other schools from across the country for being the first-ever U.S. Department of Education (DOE) Green Ribbon Schools.

Stoddert was one of two D.C. schools to earn the honor; the other winner is private Sidwell Friends Middle School, where President Obama's daughters attend.

In total 78 schools were chosen from 29 states and D.C.

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