Roanoke City Schools administrators have accomplished a long-time goal — all city public schools are now fully accredited. Superintendent Rita Bishop says it is the result of long-standing efforts:

Hurt Park Elementary was the only school not receiving full accreditation last year, but it has now reached that mark.  Bishop says a lot of work has gone into that effort:

She also credits teachers and administrators for Roanoke’s 100% accreditation rate.  One change in how schools are evaluated statewide is the amount of progress students make during a school year — not just year-end test scores — and Bishop says that is an important way measure how well school systems are doing their job.