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National Blue Ribbon School News

Betsy DeVos Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos Recognizes 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools During the 2017 recognition ceremony, U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, congratulated the 342 NBRS award winners. The winners represented schools from 44 states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Schools in New York, Germany, and Japan. Secretary DeVos praised the Read More

Photo of GA State Liaison Keisha Ford-Jenrette To be eligible for National Blue Ribbon School (NBRS) recognition, a public school must be identified and nominated by its state’s Chief State School Officer (CSSO). NBRS state liaisons connect state education agencies and the federal National Blue Ribbon Schools Program. The liaisons develop state nomination criteria, identify eligible schools in their states, support nominated Read More

Annette Jones Annette Jones, the Assistant Director of Leadership Development at the National Catholic Education Association, describes her past experience as an NBRS principal of a non-public school and her current work supporting schools on the path to NBRS recognition. Annette Jones Interview Transcript   For more information on becoming a National Blue Ribbon School, please visit Read More

nbrs logo since 1982 Have a celebration idea, photo or video you would like to submit, let us know below: Program Distinctions and Name ALERT Please be aware that the U.S. Department of Education’s National Blue Ribbon Schools program is not associated with the Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Program, which is sponsored by a non-profit organization in South Read More

Secretary of Education Terrel H Bell The 2017 recipients of the Terrel H. Bell award for outstanding leadership will be honored Monday afternoon, November 6, at the annual National Blue Ribbon Schools ceremony. Click here to learn about the eight awardees.

NBRS Logo U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will announce the 2017 cohort of National Blue Ribbon Schools on Thursday, September 28 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time. The announcement details will be on our home page. View the Award Winners Please stay tuned to the NBRS website,  our Facebook page and @NatlBlueRibbon on Twitter for more information.

The Cranbury School students at work Every day, students in grades 3-5 do the “Math Shuffle” to receive math instruction in small groups. Based on student pre-tests at the beginning of each concept unit, students are grouped into enrichment or heterogenous groups, allowing students to master math based on their individual math background and skills. The brainchild of a School Board Read More

GVR HS Students Now in its sixth year, Green Valley Ranch High School (Denver, CO) has a peerless record: 100% graduate rate, 100% college-going rate each year. A STEM-focused high school that has attracted a traditionally underserved student population, Green Valley Ranch High supports students through a strong community and higher-than-average academic demands. Director Jenna Kalin and others Read More

Alan Shepard MS slider image The first of four site visit videos of selected 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools is now live. High Tech Makes Learning Personal illustrates how staff at the Alan B. Shepard Middle School in Deerfield, Illinois meets students “where they are” by giving students access to new technologies and creating a culture of collaboration and experimentation Read More