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student discussion at Tibby Elementary School
Students at Ardella Tibby Elementary School in Compton (Los Angeles), CA are making great strides in writing and critical thinking through targeted professional development on teaching writing. Watch the new video featuring Tibby’s successful writing program.  
students at Haines Elementary (AK)
Focusing on the school’s emphasis on educating the whole child, the USED Progress blog highlights Haines Elementary School (Haines, AK). Read the Haynes School summary.
pre-K student reading, Tibby Elementary Schoo
LaVace Stewart Elementary School offers pre-schoolers a jump start on academic success through purposeful play.
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
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

NBRS program director Aba Kumi

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

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A new NBRS video profiles a successful writing program at Tibby Elementary School in Compton, CA. 

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