YWLA Celebrates Being Named a Blue Ribbon School

YWLA Principal Tamara Albury receives the National Blue Ribbon School award

YWLA Principal Tamara Albury receives the National Blue Ribbon School award

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.

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