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NBRS schools leverage the annual award in many ways—from raising student pride and expectations and engaging families more intensely to attracting business and community financial support and volunteers. Another important, sometimes overlooked, lever is how National Blue Ribbon Schools attract district attention, often highlighting practices other district schools may adopt. Two videos, one by by […]
PROGRESS, a U.S. Department of Education blog dedicated to innovative ideas, promising practices and lessons learned in K-12 reforms, is featuring a number of 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools in a series called Celebrating Progress: Learning Lessons from the 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools. The first post features the ACGC (Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City) Elementary School in Atwater, Minnesota. A […]
Asked to draw on their experience in overcoming challenges, participants at the 2014 annual ceremony of National Blue Ribbon Schools generously offered their thoughts on a range of challenges. Download the latest, on preparing high school students for college and career.
When winter finally releases its icy grip, New Englanders turn to thoughts of maple sugaring. In this self-produced video, students at Wamaogo High School (2014 National Blue Ribbon School) show how it’s down.
Principal Dr. Eric Brown, school faculty, and parents reflect on how East Elementary School (Mt. Vernon, OH), founded in 1911, has continued its tradition of excellence to earn the 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award.

NBRS program director Aba Kumi

Find this year’s schools on our National Blue Ribbon Schools map to learn more about each of the National Blue Ribbon Schools.

Districts in California and Texas created videos about their 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

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