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2018 State Liaison Interviews Eric Caldwell, Alaska

Alaska liaison Eric Caldwell describes how the state’s nomination process ensures representation across a unique low population, large, rural state.

Eric Caldwell

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 state liaison.


2018 State Liaison Interviews Chris Kelly, Virginia

Virginia liaison Chris Kelly describes how he supports Virginia’s National Blue Ribbon award winners through a state-level plan and a social media framework to promote and share their success.

Chris Kelly VA State Liaison

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 state liaison.



NBRS State Liaison Interviews—National Catholic Educational Association

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.

 

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 state liaison.


2017 Terrel H. Bell Awards

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.



Site Visit: Innovating Math Instruction

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 member and former Curriculum Supervisor, the Math Shuffle has propelled student learning. Principal Susan Genco and others explain it in Innovating Math Instruction.


Site Visit: New Faces in STEM Careers

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 describe how the school is preparing New Faces in STEM Careers.



Changing History at Excellence Girls Charter School

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, knowledgeable, and articulate women in a world that has not always made room for women, especially women of color.

Read the Excellence Girls National Blue Ribbon School profile.

 

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