2014 National Blue Ribbon School Selected Stories

In an effort to spread best practices exemplified by National Blue Ribbon Schools, the program conducts site visits (including virtual site visits) to a number of schools each year. Two new videos draw on those site visits to highlight very successful practices.

pre-K student reading, Tibby Elementary SchooMeaningful Play: Pre-K Prepares Students for School Success. (5:23).  A visit to LaVace Stewart Elementary School, in Kemah, Texas profiles how the school’s pre-K program is turning out confident, academically prepared Kindergartens.


Evidence, Examples, and Elaboration: Developing Student Writersstudent discussion at Tibby Elementary School. (5:39) A visit to Tibby Elementary School in Compton (Los Angeles), California profiles how a principal led a revolution in reading and writing in a school where students show strengths in math but not ELA.



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