Each year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools program conducts site visits at selected schools in the year’s cohort. Often these schools are characterized by high student performance and populations with high numbers of disadvantaged students. The 2014 site visits took place in Alabama, Texas, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.
Show Up, Work Hard, Read
. A different kind of relationship-building—many 5 – 10 second interactions many times a day—is at the heart of student success at J. Walter Graham Elementary School (Austin, TX).