U.S. Department of Ed Reps Back to Tour More Blue Ribbon Schools
- March 17, 2010
Blue Ribbon schools in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System (EBRPSS) are to be used as a role model of best teaching practices following visits by U.S. Department of Education representatives. A team already visited Sherwood Middle Academic Magnet School in February to record teachers in action for the national Web site.
Now they are back to look at some of the school district’s other Blue Ribbon schools and staff best practices at each site. Aba S. Kumi, director of the national Blue Ribbon Schools Program, and her supervisor, Will Tanner, senior director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Recognition Programs, will tour four other Blue Ribbon schools in the district on Thursday, March 18: Glasgow Middle (7:45 a.m.), Forest Heights Academy of Excellence (9:15 a.m.), Westdale Heights Academic Magnet (11 a.m. with lunch) and Shenandoah Elementary schools (1 p.m.).
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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