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photo of principal nauman The National Association of Elementary School Principals has named 2013 National Blue Ribbon School Principal and Terrell Bell Awardee to its Slate of National Distinguished Principals. Nauman is the Principal of Richard A. Shields Elementary School in Lewes, Delaware. Congratulations, Principal Nauman!

screenshot edutopia web page Edutopia features Walter F. Bracken STEAM Academy (Las Vegas, NV, 2013 NBRS) on engaging students in real-world learning. Read More

“A Path for Every Student” features 2013 National Blue Ribbon School Campus High School (Wichita, Kansas). The video showcases how Campus helps students reality-test their future plans through 17 Career Pathways as well as a full complement of AP, IB, and dual credit classes.

Campus High School Student Campus High School Haysville School District Wichita, Kansas Campus High School offers its more than 1500 students a wealth of opportunities to explore their academic and career interests deeply before graduation. Students may choose electives among Fine Arts, Business, Family and Consumer Science, Foreign Language, Language Arts, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science, Social Science and Technical Read More

“Welcoming New Readers,” a profile of 2013 National Blue Ribbon School Chadwick Elementary, in Baltimore, Maryland, is now live on the NBRS website. The video shows how Chadwick integrates students from multi-lingual backgrounds and guides all students toward close reading from the earliest grades on.

Students at Chadwick Elementary School Baltimore Public Schools Baltimore, Maryland Chadwick Elementary School, in western Baltimore, is home to many new immigrants from Asia, Africa, South America, and the Middle East as well an established African American community. Under Principal (and former reading specialist) Bonnie Hess, Chadwick students, whatever their native language, receive solid instruction in the English language and Read More

students at Sugar-Salem High School Every year a handful of National Blue Ribbon Schools are honored with a school site visit, culminating in a short video that highlights some aspect of the school’s success and Blue Ribbon caliber. On individual school pages, in addition to watching the video, you can access the school’s 2013 application, a video transcript, student demographic Read More

students at Sugar-Salem High School Sugar-Salem Joint District #322 Sugar City, Idaho Rural schools face special challenges, especially in the West, where great distances often separate small towns. Thanks to continuing advances in technology, students at Sugar-Salem High School, in the foothills of the Grand Tetons, distance is no obstacle to a high quality education. Spearheaded by a savvy administration, Read More

students at Bracken STEAM academy Clark County School District Las Vegas, Nevada Walter Bracken Elementary School, an urban school near downtown Las Vegas, was declared In Need of Improvement in 2002. Reinventing itself as an elementary magnet school for math and science through technology, accessible via random lottery, Bracken exited In Need of Improvement status in two years and has Read More

President Obama delivered the high school graduation address June 11 to students at the 2013 National Blue Ribbon recipient, Worcester Technical High School, in Worcester, MA. Worcester’s principal, Sheila Harrity, also received the 2013 Terrel H. Bell Award for exemplary leadership. News coverage, below, includes video, photographs, and the President’s remarks.