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Sen. Toomey tours elementary school in Allentown

By Katie Shank, Senior Producer, KShank@wfmz.com
Published On: Apr 30 2013 07:00:00 PM CDT
Updated On: May 01 2013 05:46:51 PM CDT

A U.S. lawmaker got a first hand look at an Allentown school that's thriving on the national level.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

A U.S. lawmaker got a first hand look at an Allentown school that's thriving on the national level.

Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey stopped by Roosevelt Elementary School on Wednesday.

The school is part of a national program called "Coalition for Community Schools" and was recently chosen as a recipient of the 2013 National Community Schools Award for excellence.

Toomey toured the school, talked to students and met with district Superintendent Russ Mayo.