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The most recent issue of The Teachers’ Edition, a U.S. Department of Education round-up of news and information for and about teachers, showcases the National Blue Ribbon Schools program.  


Sean McComb, an inspired high school English teacher and the 2014 National Teacher of the Year, will be a featured speaker at the 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools ceremony November 10 – 11 in Washington, DC. McComb, who will speak at 9:45 am on Tuesday, November 11, has taught English Language Arts at Patapsco High […]


According to a recent poll, while 69% of teachers feel their voices are heard in their schools, only 2% feel that they have a voice at the national level. In March, the U.S. Department of Education launched Teach to Lead, a national initiative in collaboration with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, the NEA, AFT, […]


President Obama delivered the high school graduation address June 11 to students at the 2013 National Blue Ribbon recipient, Worcester Technical High School, in Worcester, MA. Worcester’s principal, Sheila Harrity, also received the 2013 Terrel H. Bell Award for exemplary leadership. News coverage, below, includes video, photographs, and the President’s remarks. http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/06/11/obama-arrives-speak-worcester-technical-high-school-commencement/KXjgLx35Ggax7oANjZpWmO/story.html http://www.telegram.com/article/20140611/NEWS/306119739


Students at Bugbee Elementary School, a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School in West Hartford, CT, recently hosted their first-ever “Fill A Bus” campaign, collecting nearly 4,000 food items for the local West Hartford Food Pantry. Bugbee students organized the drive, setting up food stands, sorting food items, and filling a school bus. Their work will […]


2014 Terrel H. Bell Recipients

2014 Award Ceremony photos

The 2014 Award Ceremony photos can be viewed on the department’s flickr site

Press Release

11-13-2014 – U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Celebrates 340 Schools as 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has named schools as the 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools.
Read the Department’s press release.

Watch Secretary Duncan’s video announcement

2014 Award Winners

Find this year’s schools on our National Blue Ribbon Schools interactive map to learn more about each of the National Blue Ribbon Schools of 2014.

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