The Young Women’s Leadership Academy of Fort Worth has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School.
U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. made the status official at 1:00 pm on September 28. You can watch YWLA’s announcement here.
National Blue Ribbon Schools are on education’s cutting edge, pioneering innovative educational practices from professional learning communities and project-based learning to social and emotional learning and positive behavior systems. Schools are nominated by the state department of education and then complete a comprehensive application about school practices. Schools may be nominated as Exemplary High Performing—among the top schools in a state—or Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing—schools making the fastest progress in their state in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
Tamara Albury, YWLA principal attended a two-day awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on November 7 and 8 where school officials heard from Secretary King and other esteemed educators, shared best practices with each other, and celebrated their hard-won achievements.