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2013 Awards Ceremony

Some 800 NBRS representatives attended the program’s 2013 ceremony November 18 and 19. The 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools ceremony photographs are available on flickr.

Videos are also available. One is an “Ask Arne” session between NBRS representatives and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan; the second is an inspiring congratulatory talk by Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education Deborah Delisle. Click on an image to view videos on YouTube.

screenshot of Deb Delisle, Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education,
“You are the ones who are helping to turn the tide across America.” — Deborah Delisle, Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S.D.E.
screenshot of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
“For every challenge we face in education, folks somewhere have solved it–and it’s often you guys.” –U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan








Summaries of the four roundtable discussions are now available as pdfs:
2013 Common Core summary
2013 Educator Evaluation summary
2013 Professional Learning summary
2013 School Culture summary

U.S. Department of Education photograph Paul Wood captured several moments at the exciting event:

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Also see:
2013 Awards Ceremony Recharges Educators
Congratulations 2013 Terrel H. Bell Award Winners!
2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools Slide Show
2013 Ceremony Awards Videos
Networking Session Focuses on Successful Practices