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Encyclopedia > National Blue Ribbon School

The Blue Ribbon Schools Program is a United States government program created to honor schools. Established in 1982 by Secretary of Education Terrell Bell, the program first honored only secondary schools. Then it was expanded to include primary schools. Then it was changed again to honor secondary schools and primary schools in alternation. The program has recognized more than 3,000 schools since its inception, and many have won the award multiple times--the first school to do so being Brumfield Elementary School in Princeton, Indiana (1987-1988 and 1991-1992 school years). // Legislative branch Article I of the Constitution grants all legislative powers of the federal government to the Congress, which is divided into two chambers, a Senate and a House of Representatives. ... The United States Secretary of Education is the head of the Department of Education. ... Terrell H. Bell (born November 11, 1921) was the first United States Secretary of Education in the Cabinet of President Ronald Reagan, initially appointed with the expectation that he would preside over the dismantling of his department. ... Princeton is a city located in Gibson County, in the US state of Indiana. ...

States, territories, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Department of Defense Education Activity Schools have joined the competition over the years. Special emphases have changed from year to year based on national priorities. The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) responsibility is the administration and management of 55. ...

To be selected for recognition, a school conducts a self-evaluation -- a process that allows teachers, students, parents and community representatives to assess their strengths and weaknesses and develop strategic plans for the future. The school then submits a written application, including information on their progress toward achieving the National Education Goals. A review panel selects what they consider the most promising schools for site visits by experienced educators who submit reports on their findings. The review panel considers the reports and makes recommendations to the U.S. Secretary of Education, who announces the schools selected for recognition. The United States Secretary of Education is the head of the Department of Education. ...

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The United States Department of Education was created in 1979 (by PL 96-88) as a Cabinet-level department of the United States government, and began operating in 1980. ... Signing ceremony at Hamilton High School in Hamilton, Ohio. ...




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