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elgin benefits of NBRS award flags photo National Blue Ribbon School recognition propelled Elgin Middle School into the news–for all the right reasons. Read the transcript of Benefits of the Blue Ribbon Award. Read Elgin Middle School’s National Blue Ribbon Schools application. Contact Information Current Principal: Chris Garner Former Principal: Sammy Jackson (2003-2011) Elgin Middle School Highway 17 and Mighty Owl Avenue Elgin, OK Read More

nbrs logo since 1982 Kaya Henderson, Chancellor of Washington, DC Public Schools, is a former student of Louis Cuglietto, Principal of JFK Magnet School in Port Chester, NY (2010 National Blue Ribbon School). Cuglietto calls Henderson “insanely intelligent” and Henderson credits Cuglietto with the constant encouragement that helped her believe in herself. The two sat down for an interview Read More

JFK Magnet National Blue Ribbon School Principal Louis Cuglietto and Assistant Principal Judy Diaz of John F. Kennedy Magnet School in Port Chester, NY (2010 NBRS) delivered a presentation at a conference sponsored by the National Forum on Education Statistics on July 18th in Washington, DC. Cuglietto and Diaz spoke on “Using Longitudinal Data through RTI and Read More

Photo of bell awards Terrel H. Bell Award The Terrel H. Bell Award, named for the former U.S. Secretary of Education, recognizes outstanding school leaders and the vital role they play in overcoming challenging circumstances. Principals nominated for this award are school leaders committed to fostering successful teaching and learning at their schools. They are principals who do whatever Read More

nbrs logo since 1982 The Essence of Excellence: Elevating the Teaching Profession During the 2010 National Blue Ribbon Award Ceremony, principals and teachers engaged in lively discussions on ways to elevate the teaching profession. U.S. Department of Education Washington Teaching Ambassadors posed stimulating questions on related topics in concurrent sessions. Participant responses to topics are summarized in the links Read More

nbrs logo since 1982 Voices from 2010 Terrel H. Bell Award Winners Several 2010 Terrel H. Bell Award school principals generously agreed to sit for audio interviews during the National Blue Ribbon Schools Ceremony. Excerpts from their remarks on leadership are coupled with photographs from 2010 Blue Ribbon Schools from around the country.   Reflections on Leadership: Voices from Read More

ceremony Principals and teachers from 314 schools attended the Washington, DC 2010 National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Awards Ceremony. Attendees had opportunities to learn through networking and through interactive sessions that addressed leadership and building capacity in teachers and students; family engagement for student success; and strategies to elevate the teaching profession. A gala reception was Read More

North Star North Star Academy School District Newark, New Jersey North Star Academy Charter School of Newark (North Star) was founded in 1997 to improve outcomes for youth in Newark, NJ. Today, 100% of North Star graduates are accepted to four-year colleges and 72% of North Star alumni have graduated or are on track to graduate from Read More

O'Bryant High School Relationships Boston Public Schools Roxbury, Massachusetts An “exam” or choice college preparatory school for students in grades 7 – 12, the John D. O’Bryant High School of Mathematics and Science draws a diverse mix of students from across Boston, serving students traditionally under-represented in science, technology, engineering, and math careers and facilitates strong and caring relationships Read More

Elgin Middle School Relationships Elgin Public Schools Elgin, Oklahoma A “Handprint Alley” showcases handprints and signatures from members of each graduating class from Elgin Middle School, alongside faculty caricatures and framed tee shirts with student-inspired slogans. These touches reinforce Elgin’s 3 R’s—the relationships, rewards, and recognition that engage students and propel their academic success. Elgin uses a tangible reward Read More