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“A Path for Every Student” features 2013 National Blue Ribbon School Campus High School (Wichita, Kansas). The video showcases how Campus helps students reality-test their future plans through 17 Career Pathways as well as a full complement of AP, IB, and dual credit classes.
What was involved in propelling all six elementary schools in Brainerd Public Public Schools to National Blue Ribbon School status in 2014? In this video, teachers at the six schools describe how they changed their professional cultures and teaching practices.
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 first in a series, which looks at meeting the challenge of students living in poverty.
Tiara Taylor and Andrew Rojo, students at Tibby Elementary School (Compton, CA) deliver powerful poems about the impact of a great education and the meaning of becoming “blue.”
“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.

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

How did all six elementary schools in Brainerd (MN) Public Schools earn National Blue Ribbon School awards in 2014? Watch this video to learn how hard work and collaborative practices paid off.

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: Problem-Solving.

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