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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.
“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.

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

In this video, students at Wamogo High School (Litchfield, CT) demonstrate the fine New England art of maple sugaring.

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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