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Tiara Taylor, a student at Tibby Elementary School (Compton, CA) delivers a spell-binding poem she wrote about the powerful impact her school had on her self of who she was and what she could do.
“Welcoming New Readers,” a profile of 2013 National Blue Ribbon School Chadwick Elementary, in Baltimore, Maryland, is now live on the NBRS website. The video shows how Chadwick integrates students from multi-lingual backgrounds and guides all students toward close reading from the earliest grades on.
The 340 schools comprising the 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools cohort—290 public and 50 non-public schools—represent 292 exemplary high performing schools and 48 exemplary achievement gap-closing schools. (All non-public schools are exemplary high performing schools.)  The 2014 schools span the nation, and beyond, representing 48 of the 50 states as well as the U.S. Virgin […]
Like all National Blue Ribbon Schools cohorts, the 2014 cohort represents outstanding schools. This cohort, however, also boasts three “one-of-a-kind” achievements. Gretchen Whitney High School, Cerritos, CA is a 5-time winner of the National Blue Ribbon Schools award. Gretchen Whitney was previously named a National Blue Ribbon School in 1986, 1990, 1997, and 2008. The […]
The U.S. Department of Education is now accepting applications for the 2015 – 2016 Teaching Ambassador Fellowships. The Teaching Ambassador Fellowship (TAF) program invites outstanding teachers to contribute their classroom expertise to the national dialogue and to facilitate discussions with educators across the country. Participants at recent National Blue Ribbon School Recognition Ceremonies will have met one […]

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National Blue Ribbon Schools are a source of wisdom and inspiration. In this video, student poet Tiara Taylor describes how her school changed her self-image…and her future.

The Doing What Works (DWW) library contains education research, PD tools, artifacts, and practitioner interviews. Each month we will feature a DWW topic. This month: Ability is Expandable.

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