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ERIC Number: ED472444
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Pages: 131
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Distinguished Practices of Distinguished Schools.
Council for American Private Education, Germantown, MD.
The Blue Ribbon Schools (BRS) program was designed in 1982 with three purposes in mind: to identify and recognize outstanding schools; to provide schools a tool and criteria for self-assessment and improvement; and to facilitate the sharing of best practices among schools. This book presents profiles and best practices of 12 elementary, 2 middle, and 11 secondary schools, all private schools and winners of the BRS award between 2000 and 2002. (The profiles are not intended to present the best practices of the best schools or even the best practices of particular schools, but only distinguished practices of some of the more than 400 public and private Blue Ribbon Schools.) The book presents the actual responses the schools gave to questions posed in the BRS application, which fit into eight categories: (1) student focus and support; (2) school organization and culture; (3) challenging standards and curriculum; (4) active teaching and learning; (5) professional community; (6) leadership and educational vitality; (7) school, family, and community partnerships; and (8) indicators of academic success. For each of the 25 schools showcased in this book, select responses to select questions are presented. (Contains an index of BRS program categories.) (WFA)
Council for American Private Education, 13017 Wisteria Drive, #457, Germantown, MD 20874. Tel: 301-916-8460; Fax: 301-916-8485; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: RMC Research Corp., Arlington, VA.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for American Private Education, Germantown, MD.