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National Blue Ribbon School News

 
Excellence Girls Charter School Teacher and Students Excellence Girls Charter School (Brooklyn, New York) was founded, at parents’ urging, as a companion to Excellence Boys Charter School, part of the Uncommon Schools network. Led by Nikki Bowen, Principal of the Elementary Academy, and Meredith Anderson, Principal of the Middle Academy, Excellence Girls is dedicated to preparing young women to be “fierce females”—confident, Read More

swoosh title slide The National Blue Ribbon Schools media library contains more than 30 school site visit videos (more to come) as well as video interviews with 2015 Terrel H. Bell Leadership awardees and audio recordings of previous Bell awardees and ceremony participants. Learn about exemplary practices and hear what outstanding principals and others say about their schools. Read More

Strouse Thumbnail Maryland liaison Darla Strouse reflects on the value of educator recognition programs and describes some special ways that Maryland celebrates National Blue Ribbon Schools.   Darla Strouse Interview Transcript   For more information on becoming a National Blue Ribbon School, please visit the FAQ page, which details the nomination process and criteria for both public Read More

Keisha Ford-Jenrette Georgia liaison Keisha Ford-Jenrette stresses the importance of recognizing schools that are making great improvements as well as high-achieving schools.   Keisha Ford-Jenrette Interview Transcript   For more information on becoming a National Blue Ribbon School, please visit the FAQ page, which details the nomination process and criteria for both public and non-public schools. Contact your Read More

Photo of Joe McTighe Joe McTighe, Executive Director of CAPE, describes CAPE’s role in nominating exemplary non-public schools for National Blue Ribbon School recognition and affirms the importance of honoring outstanding educators.   Joe McTighe Interview Transcript   For more information on becoming a National Blue Ribbon School, please visit the FAQ page, which details the nomination process and Read More

2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools Map Where are awardees from? What’s their demographics? What drives NBR schools to the top?

Photo of Sherry Panizo Ohio liaison Sherry Panizo discusses how her state brings evidence of National Blue Ribbon Schools to bear on discussions of raising achievement in low-performing schools.   Sherry Panizo Interview Transcript   For more information on becoming a National Blue Ribbon School, please visit the FAQ page, which details the nomination process and criteria for both Read More

Photo of Lindsay Douglas Florida liaison Lindsay Douglas links her investment in the National Blue Ribbon Schools program to her own experience of graduating from a school that later won NBRS recognition.   Lindsay Douglas Interview Transcript   For more information on becoming a National Blue Ribbon School, please visit the FAQ page, which details the nomination process and Read More

Photo of Erika Bolig Michigan liaison Erika Bolig describes ramping up NBRS involvement after Michigan’s 10-year hiatus from the program. She highlights the program’s vital role in Michigan’s ambitious new education goals.   Erika Bolig Interview Transcript   For more information on becoming a National Blue Ribbon School, please visit the FAQ page, which details the nomination process and Read More

College and Career Readiness Practices School Photos The National Blue Ribbon School applications contain a wealth of information about effective school practices. A new section of the National Blue Ribbon Schools website will feature selected excerpts from descriptions of practices detailed in successful NBRS applications. The practice areas highlighted are College and Career Readiness, Extended Learning Opportunities, Pre-K Education, Arts Education, Whole Read More

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