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.
Meaningful 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 Writers. (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.