The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program


Latest Episodes

Alaska liaison Eric Caldwell describes how the state’s nomination process ensures representation across a unique low population, large, rural state.
October 30, 2018

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...

2018 State Liaison Interviews Chris Kelly, Virginia
October 30, 2018

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

NBRS State Liaison Interviews—National Catholic Educational Association
December 20, 2017

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 recogn...

NBRS State Liaison Interviews—Maryland
June 15, 2017

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   -

NBRS State Liaison Interviews—Georgia
May 22, 2017

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   -

Field Experiences Spark Students’ Passion for Science: Deer Park Elementary School
April 13, 2017

Deer Park Environmental Science Magnet Elementary School (Newport News, VA) seeks to develop engaged students who bring their learning to life through caring for the environment. Immersing students in critical STEM explorations both on campus and off,

NBRS State Liaison Interviews—Council for American Private Education (CAPE)
April 12, 2017

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. -  

NBRS State Liaison Interviews—Ohio
March 13, 2017

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   -

NBRS State Liaison Interviews—Florida
March 12, 2017

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  

NBRS State Liaison Interviews—Michigan
March 02, 2017

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. -