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nbrs logo since 1982  Speakers:  Dolly Harth Parker, Lakenheath Middle School, Department of Defense Education Activity Kurt Simon, Principal, West Side Elementary School, Cold Springs Harbor, NY Doug Smith, Principal, Ord Elementary School, Ord, NE Patricia Griffin, Principal, St. Jude’s School, Monroe, CT Joey Jones, Principal, Robert Frost Middle School, Rockville, MD Erlene Santiago, John Yehall Chin Elementary School, Read More

nbrs logo since 1982 Speakers: Cindy Presnell, Principal, Scott Elementary School, Scott Air Force Base, IL Judy Greer, Assistant Principal, Ellen Smith Elementary School, Conway, AK Gordon Goodman, Principal, Burwell Elementary School, Burwell, NE Transcript: Community Connections http://media.blubrry.com/nationalblueribbonschoolsaward/p/www.nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Community-Connections3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:39 — 4.3MB) | Embed

nbrs logo since 1982  Speakers: Sue Wilson, Principal, United North Elementary, Alexis, IL Beth Ann Bader, Principal, Chandler Traditional Academy-Liberty Campus, Chandler, AZ Darlene Braun, Principal, St. Joseph’s School, Pierre, SD Cindy Scwec, Principal, Fair Oaks Elementary School, Marietta, GA Transcript On Teachers and Teaching http://media.blubrry.com/nationalblueribbonschoolsaward/p/www.nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/On-Teachers-and-Teaching2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:12 — 3.8MB) | Embed

nbrs logo since 1982 Speakers:   Craig Menzel, Seoul American Middle School, Department of Defense Education Activity   Arlene Wallace, Principal, Mayo High School for Math, Science, and Technology, Darlington, SC   Mark Abramovich, Principal, Harmon Middle School, Aurora, OH Transcript: Rigor and High Expectations   http://media.blubrry.com/nationalblueribbonschoolsaward/p/www.nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Rigor-and-High-Expectations2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.7MB) | Embed

nbrs logo since 1982 The 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools each contributed two photographs to represent their schools in a looping video that showed throughout the ceremony. Divided into three videos here, the first shows schools from Alabama to Iowa, the second from Kansas to North Dakota, and the third from Ohio to Wyoming. Click the icon in the Read More

Arne Duncan 2013 Nearly 800 principals, teachers, superintendents, and other school supporters gathered in Washington, DC November 18 and 19 for the 31st annual U.S. Department of Education recognition ceremony for National Blue Ribbon Schools. Representing 286 exemplary public and private schools across the country, participants shared best practices, conferred with U.S. Department of Education representatives in four Read More

nbrs logo since 1982 Each year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program visits selected schools to capture their stories. Produced as audio slideshows, these school profiles feature the voices and images of principals, teachers, students, parents, and community members as they offer first-person perspectives on what makes their schools strive for—and achieve—excellence. The six schools profiled among the 2009 Read More

St. Mary's extended learning Beeville, Texas Beeville, a small rural community in south Texas, changed dramatically in the early 1990’s when the area’s major employer, the Chase Field Naval Air Station, closed. Five area prisons became Beeville’s major employer; newcomers included prison staff, inmates, and their families. Faced with a funding gap, the Catholic dioceses threatened to close the Read More

Sherwood Magnet curriculum thumbnail East Baton Rouge Parish School System East Baton Rouge, Louisiana With its concrete slabs, flat roof, and retrofitted spaces, the Sherwood Middle Academic Magnet School facility is the antithesis of the life within. Spend five minutes inside and you are witness to a community of high-expectations and vibrant and well-designed learning opportunities. Drawing from 35 of the Read More

pompano beach school culture photo Broward County School District Pompano Beach, Florida Take a dynamic staff, a spacious and well-lit building, high standards, and motivated students, and the odds of having a superior high school dramatically increase. To that combination Pompano Beach High School, a magnet school in the seaside Florida city of that name, adds an innovative, four-day schedule Read More

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