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NBRS State Liaison Interviews—National Catholic Educational Association

Annette Jones, the Assistant Director of Leadership Development at the National Catholic Education Association, describes her past experience as an NBRS principal of a non-public school and her current work supporting schools on the path to NBRS recognition.

 

For more information on becoming a National Blue Ribbon School, please visit the FAQ page, which details the nomination process and criteria for both public and non-public schools. Contact your state liaison.


2017 Terrel H. Bell Awards

The 2017 recipients of the Terrel H. Bell award for outstanding leadership will be honored Monday afternoon, November 6, at the annual National Blue Ribbon Schools ceremony. Click here to learn about the eight awardees.



Site Visit: Innovating Math Instruction

Every day, students in grades 3-5 do the “Math Shuffle” to receive math instruction in small groups. Based on student pre-tests at the beginning of each concept unit, students are grouped into enrichment or heterogenous groups, allowing students to master math based on their individual math background and skills. The brainchild of a School Board member and former Curriculum Supervisor, the Math Shuffle has propelled student learning. Principal Susan Genco and others explain it in Innovating Math Instruction.


Site Visit: New Faces in STEM Careers

Now in its sixth year, Green Valley Ranch High School (Denver, CO) has a peerless record: 100% graduate rate, 100% college-going rate each year. A STEM-focused high school that has attracted a traditionally underserved student population, Green Valley Ranch High supports students through a strong community and higher-than-average academic demands. Director Jenna Kalin and others describe how the school is preparing New Faces in STEM Careers.


Site Visit: High Tech Makes Learning Personal

thumbnail of students for Shepard MSThe first of four site visit videos of selected 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools is now live. High Tech Makes Learning Personal illustrates how staff at the Alan B. Shepard Middle School in Deerfield, Illinois meets students “where they are” by giving students access to new technologies and creating a culture of collaboration and experimentation to prepare students for the work of the future.