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Message from Aba Kumi, Director of the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program
May 7, 2020

Aba KumiOn behalf of our NBRS team, thank you so much for all the wonderful things you are doing at your schools, especially as we persevere through this new normal where all of us are being asked to do our part to lessen the severity of this illness and its infliction on our communities. As we learn to adjust to changes in our daily routines and adopt new ones, we know you are getting your students through this with kindness, compassion, and with a gentle approach to everything. We do appreciate you and your staff for helping your students experience educationally during this difficult time as you do your best to give them opportunities to connect and talk to their teachers, attend interesting and engaging video lessons, hear from them, and perhaps ask questions through email and “office hours.” We want you to know how grateful we are for educators like you and truly appreciate and value your work.

We anticipate Secretary DeVos will announce the 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools this fall. We will send notification when we have a specific date in September for the announcement. The ceremony this fall is scheduled for November 5 and 6th at the Gaylord Marriott… We will send details in the fall. Should the ceremony activities change due to National, State or local emergencies, we will update you accordingly.

Stay safe and take care.
Aba Kumi

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