The U.S.D.E. invites school principals (i.e., the highest administrative official in the school building) to bring their unique perspective to bear on education policy through a new Principal Ambassador Fellowship.
Modeled on the Teacher Ambassador Fellowship, offered since 2008,… Continue reading
The YES Prep Public School System , an open-enrollment, 11-secondary school charter system in Houston, has guided all of its now-7,000 students into four-year colleges, despite daunting circumstances.
Founded in 1998 by concerned parents, educators, and community leaders, YES Prep… Continue reading
Preparing students to be college- and career-ready is the topic of an upcoming webinar series by national experts Thomas Guskey, Dr. Robert Marzano, Jenny Nagaoka, and Dr. Susan Fairchild.
Part 1,Standards-Based Grading and Assessing Student Mastery of Content, features… Continue reading
Michael Yudin, Acting Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, meets students in Sanger, CA.
Superintendent Marcus Johnson, who coached four Sanger Unified School District schools to National Blue Ribbon School status*—and… Continue reading
For Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6 – 10), U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan challenges education leaders to go beyond the usual celebratory breakfasts and bulletin boards.
In a post on the USDE homeroom blog, the Secretary calls on education… Continue reading
Michelle Shearer flanked by President Obama and Education Secretary Duncan
Valedictorian of her high school and a Princeton University undergraduate, Michelle Shearer was discouraged by her peers for wanting to “waste” her brilliance by teaching. But something tugged at Shearer, the… Continue reading
After the celebrations wind down, how do National Blue Ribbon Schools share what they do so well with educators in other schools?
We’d love to know what your school does. Please let us know through share your story.
Meanwhile,… Continue reading
Hosting dignitaries, creating essay contests, holding public celebrations, and more, National Blue Ribbon Schools showcase their successes with energy and creativity.
How has your school publicized this national recognition? Please let us know through “Share Your Story.” And… Continue reading
The U.S. Department of Education frequently draws on NBR schools for inspiration and examples. Below are some USDE blog entries featuring NBR schools and the NBRS program:
Duncan Addresses Passionate Leaders at National Blue Ribbon Ceremony
U.S. Education Secretary Arne… Continue reading