The U.S. Department of Education frequently draws on NBR schools for inspiration and examples. Below are some USDE blog entries featuring NBR schools and the NBRS program:
Duncan Addresses Passionate Leaders at National Blue Ribbon Ceremony
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan heaped praise on the 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools at the annual ceremony.
Great American Schools: 2012 National Blue Ribbon Winners
“Great schools don’t happen by chance. Great schools happen by design,” observed U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan in announcing the 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools.
Tie A Big Blue Ribbon on America’s Great Schools
The year 2012 marked the 30th anniversary of the National Blue Ribbon Schools program.
Bells Ring for Top Principals at National Blue Ribbon Schools Ceremony
Seven exemplary principals received the Terrel H. Bell award for outstanding leadership at the 2012 annual NBRS ceremony.
Beating the Odds and the Naysayers
Principal Blaine Helwig, 2012 NBRS Terrel H. Bell award-winner, is featured.