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Students at Bugbee Elementary School, a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School in West Hartford, CT, recently hosted their first-ever “Fill A Bus” campaign, collecting nearly 4,000 food items for the local West Hartford Food Pantry. Bugbee students organized the drive, setting up food stands, sorting food items, and filling a school bus. Their work will Read More

Middlesex Academy NJ The Middlesex County (NJ) Academy for Science, Math, and Engineering Technologies, a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School, has received Gold Star status in U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 ranking of the best U.S. public high schools for the second year in a row. Read local coverage of the Academy’s honor. Of more than 19,000 Read More

Arne Duncan 2013 Ceremony Highlights 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 Read More

jeffrey charbonneau, 2014 teacher of the year To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, here is 2014 National Teacher of the Year responding to an question after his speech at the 2013 NBRS Ceremony. A member of audience asked: “I was wondering if you had a teacher who inspired you, especially in the field of science.” Here’s how Jeff Charbonneau answered: “I actually had Read More

Aquinas Academy NJ Students at two 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools picked up video cameras to celebrate the award and highlight what’s great about their schools. On the Blue Beat – 4:37 Principal Joseph Giammarella introduces this video, made by students at High Tech High School (North Bergen, NJ) to celebrate their school’s NBRS award and contagiously positive Read More

jeffrey charbonneau, 2014 teacher of the year To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, here is 2014 National Teacher of the Year responding to an question after his speech at the 2013 NBRS Ceremony. A member of audience asked: “I was wondering if you had a teacher who inspired you, especially in the field of science.” Here’s how Jeff Charbonneau answered: “I actually had Read More

Aquinas Academy NJ Students at two 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools picked up video cameras to celebrate the award and highlight what’s great about their schools. Principal Joseph Giammarella introduces this video, made by students at High Tech High School (North Bergen, NJ) to celebrate their school’s NBRS award and contagiously positive spirit. Written and narrated by 8th Read More

Arne Duncan 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 Read More

Sandburg MS It’s an honor for a school district to have one school designated as a National Blue Ribbon School–Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 in west suburban Chicago has had five NBRS celebrations over the past 7 years, with Sandburg Middle School winning a second time in 2013. Secrets of the district-wide success include an aligned Read More

Okatie ES South Carolina’s Okatie Elementary School, in Okatie, SC received the 2014 Dick and Tunky Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence on March 22. The award honors contributions by school improvement councils. Among Okatie’s School Improvement Council achievements were establishing a mentor program for students, creating a food donation program, and communicating with parents about Read More