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2016 Ceremony Update!

The 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools awards ceremony will be held November 7 and 8. Please note that November 8 is Election Day. Unfortunately, the hotel could not accommodate the ceremony on another date. We encourage you to plan accordingly and consider voting early or by absentee ballot. We do apologize for the inconvenience.

Ceremony planning is still underway. However, to aid in your travel and hotel arrangements, the overall schedule is as follows:
Sunday     4:00-6:00    Registration
Monday    7:00-5:00    Registration       8:30-5:00     General Sessions
Tuesday   7:00-11:30   Registration       8:30-12:00   General Sessions    12:30-4:00   Awards Luncheon and Presentation  4:15-5:00 State Liaison Business Meeting

Learn more about the ceremony with our 2016 Ceremony FAQ.

Learning From Terrel H. Bell Awardees

Click on a video below to hear the 2015 Bell awardees discuss school leadership. Download the transcripts for IntroductionsLeadership, Aha! Moments, Leadership Challenges, and Advice to a New Principal (pdfs).

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Awards Photos Are Now Online

2015 awardees

View National Blue Ribbon Schools, 2013-2015


Terrel H. Bell Awardee Photos Are Online

Secretary of Education Terrel H Bell