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College and Career Readiness

 
fab lab engineering Retired engineer Dale Johnson realized his mission to introduce students to engineering in his town of Mahtomedi, Minnesota, when local interest, energy, and funding culminated in the first Fab Lab (3-D Fabrication Laboratory) to be built in a US public school. In this latest National Blue Ribbon school site visit video, Mahtomedi High School Principal Read More

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 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.

Students in a science lab Following last week’s visit to Worcester Technical High School (Worcester, MA), a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, President Obama has announced that he will give the commencement address at the school June 11. Watch local news coverage of the announcement.  Highlights from Secretary Duncan’s visit During his visit Read More

Middlesex Academy NJ February was national Career and Technical Education Month, honoring an academic path that engages some seven million high school students annually (earning an average of 3.6 credits each) in preparing for college and careers. This year, two National Blue Ribbon Schools in New Jersey—Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering and the Morris County Read More

Sheila Harrity Principal Sheila Harrity of Worcester Technical High School (Worcester, MA), a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School, has been named the 2014 National High School Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)-MetLife Foundation. Harrity assumed leadership of Worcester Tech in 2006. Although the school occupied a new state-of-the-art building, it 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

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