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Key Drivers – A Closer Look at 2016 What one practice has been most instrumental to your school’s success? 2016 NBRS awardee application responses were analyzed to find commonalities, broad themes, and potential demographic differences. The infographic captures four key drivers of National Blue Ribbon School success. Nearly two thirds (65%) of the responses named either Student Supports (34%) or Instruction (31%), while Read More

Key Drivers – A Closer Look at 2018 What one practice has been most instrumental to your school’s success? 2018 NBRS awardee application responses were analyzed to find commonalities, broad themes, and potential demographic differences. The infographic captures four key drivers of National Blue Ribbon School success. Nearly two thirds (65%) of the responses named either Instruction (33%) or Student Supports (32%) while Read More

Demographic Overview The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes outstanding public and non-public schools every year. The program represents the full diversity of American schools: public schools including charter schools, magnet/choice schools, Title I schools, and non-public schools including parochial and independent schools. The annual demographic profiles present the map of awardees across each state and entity, Read More

The NBRS Experience National Blue Ribbon School representatives generally find the program valuable throughout the process. Program participants are surveyed after completing the application, after attending the annual ceremony, and a six-month follow-up survey on the impact of the recognition. Selected remarks on the application, ceremony, and impacts:

Practices Driving School Success What one practice has been most instrumental to your school’s success? 2016 and 2018 NBRS awardee application responses were analyzed to find commonalities, broad themes, and potential demographic differences for each cohort. Practices naturally fell into four categories, or key drivers influencing school success: Student Supports, Instruction, School Structure, and Curriculum. To learn more about Read More

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