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Alaska liaison Eric Caldwell describes how the state’s nomination process ensures representation across a unique low population, large, rural state.

10/30/2018
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Alaska liaison Eric Caldwell describes how the state’s nomination process ensures representation across a unique low population, large, rural state. Eric Caldwell Interview Transcript For more information on becoming a National Blue Ribbon School, please visit the FAQ page, which details the nomination process and criteria for both public and non-public schools. Contact your state liaison.

Duration:00:03:05

2018 State Liaison Interviews Chris Kelly, Virginia

10/30/2018
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Virginia liaison Chris Kelly describes how he supports Virginia’s National Blue Ribbon award winners through a state-level plan and a social media framework to promote and share their success. Chris Kelly Interview Transcript For more information on becoming a National Blue Ribbon School, please visit the FAQ page, which details the nomination process and criteria… Continue Reading 2018 State Liaison Interviews Chris Kelly, Virginia

Duration:00:02:54

Audio: An Expeditionary Learning School Takes Off in California’s Mountains

6/29/2018
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Sierra Expeditionary Learning School Truckee, CA In 2008, in a small town in northern California, a dozen or so parents of preschoolers started dreaming about a different kind of elementary school and chartered SELS—the Sierra Expeditionary Learning School, in Truckee, California in March 2010. This podcast features Kim Bradley, a founding parent and current board… Continue Reading Audio: An Expeditionary Learning School Takes Off in California’s Mountains

Duration:00:05:32

Audio: College Readiness Through Mastery Learning and Teaching

6/19/2018
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University Academy—Upper School Kansas City, MO University Academy Upper School is a 9-12 high school located in Kansas City, Missouri and is on a mission to prepare students, not only for college admission, but also for college success. With a high school graduation rate of 100%, this mission-focused public charter high school located in an… Continue Reading Audio: College Readiness Through Mastery Learning and Teaching

Duration:00:03:18

NBRS State Liaison Interviews—National Catholic Educational Association

12/20/2017
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Annette Jones, the Assistant Director of Leadership Development at the National Catholic Education Association, describes her past experience as an NBRS principal of a non-public school and her current work supporting schools on the path to NBRS recognition. Annette Jones Interview Transcript For more information on becoming a National Blue Ribbon School, please visit… Continue Reading NBRS State Liaison Interviews—National Catholic Educational Association

Duration:00:02:34

NBRS State Liaison Interviews—Maryland

6/15/2017
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Maryland liaison Darla Strouse reflects on the value of educator recognition programs and describes some special ways that Maryland celebrates National Blue Ribbon Schools. Darla Strouse Interview Transcript For more information on becoming a National Blue Ribbon School, please visit the FAQ page, which details the nomination process and criteria for both public… Continue Reading NBRS State Liaison Interviews—Maryland

Duration:00:03:29

NBRS State Liaison Interviews—Georgia

5/22/2017
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Georgia liaison Keisha Ford-Jenrette stresses the importance of recognizing schools that are making great improvements as well as high-achieving schools. Keisha Ford-Jenrette Interview Transcript For more information on becoming a National Blue Ribbon School, please visit the FAQ page, which details the nomination process and criteria for both public and non-public schools. Contact your… Continue Reading NBRS State Liaison Interviews—Georgia

Duration:00:03:25

NBRS State Liaison Interviews—Council for American Private Education (CAPE)

4/12/2017
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Joe McTighe, Executive Director of CAPE, describes CAPE’s role in nominating exemplary non-public schools for National Blue Ribbon School recognition and affirms the importance of honoring outstanding educators. Joe McTighe Interview Transcript For more information on becoming a National Blue Ribbon School, please visit the FAQ page, which details the nomination process and… Continue Reading NBRS State Liaison Interviews—Council for American Private Education (CAPE)

Duration:00:03:27

NBRS State Liaison Interviews—Ohio

3/13/2017
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Ohio liaison Sherry Panizo discusses how her state brings evidence of National Blue Ribbon Schools to bear on discussions of raising achievement in low-performing schools. Sherry Panizo Interview Transcript For more information on becoming a National Blue Ribbon School, please visit the FAQ page, which details the nomination process and criteria for both… Continue Reading NBRS State Liaison Interviews—Ohio

Duration:00:02:16

NBRS State Liaison Interviews—Florida

3/12/2017
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Florida liaison Lindsay Douglas links her investment in the National Blue Ribbon Schools program to her own experience of graduating from a school that later won NBRS recognition. Lindsay Douglas Interview Transcript For more information on becoming a National Blue Ribbon School, please visit the FAQ page, which details the nomination process and… Continue Reading NBRS State Liaison Interviews—Florida

Duration:00:02:29

NBRS State Liaison Interviews—Michigan

3/2/2017
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Michigan liaison Erika Bolig describes ramping up NBRS involvement after Michigan’s 10-year hiatus from the program. She highlights the program’s vital role in Michigan’s ambitious new education goals. Erika Bolig Interview Transcript For more information on becoming a National Blue Ribbon School, please visit the FAQ page, which details the nomination process and… Continue Reading NBRS State Liaison Interviews—Michigan

Duration:00:02:55

NBRS State Liaison Interviews—Missouri

3/1/2017
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Missouri liaison Catherine Rust reflects on her long history with the program and its impact on the Missouri Gold Star Schools. Catherine Rust Interview Transcript For more information on becoming a National Blue Ribbon School, please visit the FAQ page, which details the nomination process and criteria for both public and non-public schools. Contact… Continue Reading NBRS State Liaison Interviews—Missouri

Duration:00:03:14

“That Woman” Was a Teaching Inspiration for Jeff Charbonneau, NTOY2014. Who Was Yours?

6/24/2014
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To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, here is 2014 National Teacher of the Year responding to an question after his speech at the 2013 NBRS Ceremony. A member of audience asked: “I was wondering if you had a teacher who inspired you, especially in the field of science.” Here’s how Jeff Charbonneau answered: “I actually had… Continue Reading “That Woman” Was a Teaching Inspiration for Jeff Charbonneau, NTOY2014. Who Was Yours?

Duration:00:03:19

2013 Networking Session Podcast: Student Supports and Relationships

1/6/2014
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Speakers: Dolly Harth Parker, Lakenheath Middle School, Department of Defense Education Activity Kurt Simon, Principal, West Side Elementary School, Cold Springs Harbor, NY Doug Smith, Principal, Ord Elementary School, Ord, NE Patricia Griffin, Principal, St. Jude’s School, Monroe, CT Joey Jones, Principal, Robert Frost Middle School, Rockville, MD Erlene Santiago, John Yehall Chin Elementary School,… Continue Reading 2013 Networking Session Podcast: Student Supports and Relationships

Duration:00:05:37

2013 Networking Session Podcast: Community Connections

1/6/2014
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Speakers: Cindy Presnell, Principal, Scott Elementary School, Scott Air Force Base, IL Judy Greer, Assistant Principal, Ellen Smith Elementary School, Conway, AK Gordon Goodman, Principal, Burwell Elementary School, Burwell, NE Transcript: Community Connections

Duration:00:04:38

2013 Networking Session Podcast: On Teachers and Teaching

1/6/2014
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Speakers: Sue Wilson, Principal, United North Elementary, Alexis, IL Beth Ann Bader, Principal, Chandler Traditional Academy-Liberty Campus, Chandler, AZ Darlene Braun, Principal, St. Joseph’s School, Pierre, SD Cindy Scwec, Principal, Fair Oaks Elementary School, Marietta, GA Transcript On Teachers and Teaching

Duration:00:04:12

2013 Networking Session Podcast: Rigor and High Expectations

1/6/2014
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Speakers: Craig Menzel, Seoul American Middle School, Department of Defense Education Activity Arlene Wallace, Principal, Mayo High School for Math, Science, and Technology, Darlington, SC Mark Abramovich, Principal, Harmon Middle School, Aurora, OH Transcript: Rigor and High Expectations

Duration:00:02:58