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Practices by Grade Level

What are School Practices?

School practices are methods and modalities of teaching and engaging students that awardees of the National Blue Ribbon Schools program undertake to set their institutions apart. School practices vary from region to region and are a useful tool for schools who are looking to elevate their teaching and student engagement, considering grade level, specific struggles, and even student demographic information.

Explore the National Blue Ribbon Schools’ Library

Explore the National Blue Ribbon Schools’ library of videos, podcasts, and written descriptions that showcase stand-out practices and school features that contribute to awardees’ success. Choose practice topics under the key areas and/or select a grade level of interest to display these resources.

We urge you to contact these and other National Blue Ribbon Schools to learn what great American schools are doing.

Written profiles of schools visited before 2009 appear on the USDE website.