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blue ribbon awards
October 1, 2018
Six Tennessee schools win federal ‘Blue Ribbon’ status for 2018
Three traditional public schools and three academic magnet public schools received the honor from the U.S. Department of Education.
September 28, 2017
Six New York City schools get ‘Blue Ribbon’ designation for their high test scores
The designation does not bring any financial rewards, but it is considered a feather in the cap for schools that earn it.
best of the best
September 28, 2017
These five Colorado schools just got gold stars from the U.S. Department of Education
Schools win the recognition either for their overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps that separate some student groups from others.
January 4, 2017
Why has my school won two National Blue Ribbon awards? It’s really quite simple.
The secrets to my school's success aren't what most people think.
December 7, 2016
Meet the leader behind one Memphis school’s Blue Ribbon success
Principal Yolanda Heidelberg turned a high-poverty school with a lot of English language learners into one of the district's fastest-improving schools.
September 29, 2016
Two Memphis schools win national honors for closing the achievement gap
Jackson Elementary School and John P. Freeman Optional School are recognized for their performance.
Updated September 29, 2016
U.S. Education Secretary John King awards 10 New York City schools Blue Ribbon status
Nine New York City public schools earned a Blue Ribbon designation this year, an honor given to just 329 schools nationwide.
September 29, 2015
Seven New York City schools earn Blue Ribbon award
This year’s winners included Brooklyn’s P.S. 100, P.S. 277, and P.S. 682; Icahn Charter School 2; and Manhattan’s Harlem Success Academy 3.
October 1, 2014
Six city schools earn Blue Ribbon honors
Six city schools earned Blue Ribbon honors today from the U.S. Department of Education, a recognition based on state test scores and success at reducing achievement gaps.
September 24, 2013
Six NYC schools among national Blue Ribbon winners
Six schools in New York City – and 18 in the state — among this year’s Blue Ribbon designees. The U.S. Department of Education recognizes…
September 7, 2012
Five city schools earn 'Blue Ribbon' honors for their test scores
Two city charter schools and three city public schools were among just 20 schools in the state and fewer than 300 nationwide that today found out they earned "Blue Ribbon" status from the U.S. Department of Education. The designation is given annually to schools in each state that meet certain performance standards. It does not bring any financial rewards, but it considered a feather in the cap for schools that earn it. Schools that win get a plaque and are expected to share their strategies for success. To be nominated, schools must have top scores on state tests. They must also not have any achievement gaps within their student bodies. And after they are nominated, they must complete lengthy applications that includes short essays about their curriculum, their leadership, and how they measure success. New York State was allowed to nominate 19 schools. The five city winners are Bronx Charter School for Excellence, P.S. 34 in Brooklyn, P.S. 191 in Queens, P.S. 203 in Queens, and Harlem Success Academy 1. This was the first year that any city charter schools took home the honor.
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