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student at ps 244 PS 244 in Queens, NY, a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School, has been at the forefront of healthy school lunches. Read More

two girls testing a machine In order to spread knowledge of innovative and successful school practices, the National Blue Ribbon Schools program profiles a number of schools from each year’s cohort. Stories are added as they are produced. Books and Ballet. Hired to bring her school  turnaround skills to troubled Blackshear Elementary School (Austin, Texas), Principal Betty Jenkins pushed to make Read More

PROGRESS, a U.S. Department of Education blog dedicated to innovative ideas, promising practices and lessons learned in K-12 reforms, is featuring a number of 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools 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

East ES Principal Dr. Eric Brown, school faculty, and parents reflect on how East Elementary School (Mt. Vernon, OH), founded in 1911, has continued its tradition of excellence to earn the 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award.

nbrs 2014 talks logo 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. Download the first in a series, which looks at meeting the challenge of students living in poverty.

nbrs logo since 1982 National Blue Ribbon Schools have many ways to showcase their successes. Several 2013 schools have used video to celebrate and highlight what they do well. On a mission from “President Obama,” a pair of bumbling, not-too-bright Blues Brothers stumble around the campus of Robert Frost Middle School (Rockville, MD), from the nurse’s station to the Read More

WHS Celebration Several 2012 NBR schools got out video cameras to showcase their National Blue Ribbon Schools spirit. Click the headings below to watch the videos. This witty drama about the spirit of the National Blue Ribbon School award was created by students at Westwood High School (Westwood, MA). Student filmmakers at Basehor-Linwood High School (Basehor, KS) Read More

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