PROGRESS, a U.S. Department of Education blog dedicated to innovative ideas, promising practices and lessons learned in K-12 reforms, is featuring a number of 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools in a series called Celebrating Progress: Learning Lessons from the 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools. The first post features the ACGC (Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City) Elementary School in Atwater, Minnesota. A second post honors and Garfield Elementary School and Harrison Elementary School, both in Brainerd, Minnesota.
Asked to draw on their experience in overcoming challenges, participants at the 2014 annual ceremony of National Blue Ribbon Schools generously offered their thoughts on a range of challenges. Download the latest, on preparing high school students for college and career.