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Young Women's Leadership Academy “Breaking News” 3:04 Students at Worthington Christian Elementary School (Columbus, OH) produced a news segment on their school’s recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School. Read the transcript:breaking-news “Dedication and Hard Work” 2:46 Principal Angela Clenendon of Coeburn Middle School (Coeburn, VA) attributes her school’s NBRS recognition to concerted efforts by teachers, staff, students, and Read More

fab lab engineering Retired engineer Dale Johnson realized his mission to introduce students to engineering in his town of Mahtomedi, Minnesota, when local interest, energy, and funding culminated in the first Fab Lab (3-D Fabrication Laboratory) to be built in a US public school. In this latest National Blue Ribbon school site visit video, Mahtomedi High School Principal Read More

Mahtomedi HS Mahtomedi High School Mahtomedi Public School District Mahtomedi, MN 2016 winner: Inspired by a retired engineer who saw a need to prepare students for the good jobs of the future, Mahtomedi High School, Mahtomedi, Minnesota, a suburb of St. Paul, created the world’s first Fab Lab in a high school. There students use high tech Read More

two girls testing a machine Mahtomedi Public School District Mahtomedi, MN Following the success of the Mahtomedi High School’s engineering and 3-D fabrication lab (see the related video), district officials recognized that learning the engineering process would benefit all students.  Mahtomedi Public Schools introduced engineering at the middle and elementary school levels, linking it to the science curriculum and offering Read More

logo from edutopia Edutopia highlights National Blue Ribbon School Hampton High School in suburban Pittsburgh. Read More

Students at blackshear elementary Blackshear Elementary Fine Arts Academy Austin Independent School District Austin, TX In 2011, Blackshear Elementary School (Austin, TX) was labeled in need of improvement. Today, under the inspired leadership of Principal Betty Jenkins, who arrived in 2012, Blackshear is a jewel of the Austin Independent School District, the state’s first elementary level fine arts academy Read More

Piedmont High School (Piedmont, AL, 2012 NBRS) is in the news for its role in bringing one-to-one laptops and broadband to school. Read More

screenshot edutopia web page Edutopia features Walter F. Bracken STEAM Academy (Las Vegas, NV, 2013 NBRS) on engaging students in real-world learning. Read More

Caldwell Early College HS Teacher with Students Caldwell Early College High School Caldwell County Schools Hudson, NC A partnership between Caldwell County Schools and Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute (CCC&TI) created Caldwell Early College High School (CECHS)  in 2006 with an emphasis on creating opportunities  The school’s five-year program is located on the CCC&TI campus and emphasizes creating opportunities for first-generation college students Read More

nbrs logo since 1982 From blue tee-shirts to blue ice cream, from parades to official ceremonies, National Blue Ribbon Schools celebrate their recognition in a host of creative ways. Here are some videos produced by or about 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools. Students, staff, and parents of Eastover Elementary School (Bloomfield Hills, MI) composed a song to celebrate their Read More

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