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2014 National Blue Ribbon School Selected Stories

In an effort to spread best practices exemplified by National Blue Ribbon Schools, the program conducts site visits (including virtual site visits) to a number of schools each year. Three new videos draw on those site visits to highlight very successful practices.
pre-K student reading, Tibby Elementary SchooMeaningful Play: Pre-K Prepares Students for School Success. (5:23).  The pre-K program at LaVace Stewart Elementary School, in Kemah, Texas is turning out confident, academically prepared Kindergartens.

Evidence, Example, and Elaboration: Developing Student Writersstudent discussion at Tibby Elementary School. (5:39). At Tibby Elementary School in Compton (Los Angeles), California, the principal led a revolution in reading and writing in a school where students initially showed strengths in math but not ELA.

A Secure Bridge to Collegestudents and teacher . (5:49). Caldwell Early College High School in Hudson, North Carolina offers students a five-year program from which they graduate with a high school diploma, college credit, and preparation for college success.