The North Bend Eagle


NBC accepts Blue Ribbon award

Published 11/14/18

WASHINGTON – North Bend Central Elementary School was awarded the National Blue Ribbon School award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Nov. 8. Secretary of Education Becky DeVos spoke at the ceremony.

NBC Blue Ribbon
Dan Endorf, Tessie Beaver, Bev Grueber and Dan Wesely were in Washington D.C. to accept North Bend Central’s National Blue Ribbon Award.

The U.S. Department of Education acknowledges and validates the hard work of students, educators, administrators, families and most importantly communities for aiming for, and reaching educational excellence with the National Blue Ribbon School Award.

The program was founded in 1982 by the second U.S. Secretary of Education, Terrel H. Bell. The imperative for educational reform caused Bell to begin the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program to highlight schools that modeled the kind of excellence and incorporated sound practices that all American schools could strive for and reach.

The effect of being designated a National Blue Ribbon School is powerful. A National Blue Ribbon School flag is awarded that will become a symbol of quality recognized by everyone from parents to visitors and everyone in the community.

The program honors and brings public attention to American schools for their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among students subgroups, demonstrating that all students can achieve to high academic standards. It is part of a larger Department of Education effort to identify and disseminate knowledge about effective school leadership and teaching practices.

Every National Blue Ribbon School is exemplary. Only one-fifth of one percent of the schools across the nation are recognized for this prestigious award.
Accepting the award for North Bend Central Elementary School were board president, Dan Wesley, elementary principal Tessie Beaver, NBC superintendent Dr. Dan Endorf, and elementary teacher Bev Grueber.


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