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11 Examples of How the Baldrige Excellence Framework Strengthens K-12 Schools

By Christine Schaefer The first two U.S. public school districts to earn Baldrige Awards—the nation’s highest honor for U.S. organizations that achieve excellence—showed that role-model performance can be achieved in elementary and secondary education schools and systems of wide-ranging sizes, … Continue reading

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“Baldrige is the Secret”: A Veteran School Reformer Describes the Framework’s Value

By Christine Schaefer Nancy Timmons has served as a Baldrige examiner for two years. She has served as an educational leader and reformer over three decades (and counting!). An enthusiastic advocate of the Baldrige Excellence Framework for education, Timmons recently shared … Continue reading

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Supporting Effective Communications: the Baldrige Criteria

Posted by Christine Schaefer Last year, the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) published a new benchmarking tool, Rubrics of Practice and Suggested Measures, to help its members measure the effectiveness of their school system communications. The Rockville, Maryland-based professional … Continue reading

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Budget Cuts? Baldrige Can (Still) Improve Your Schools

Posted by Christine Schaefer A new case study offered by ASQ this summer describes ongoing improvements in a public school district that has seen growing poverty and decreased funding in recent years. The Iredell-Statesville Schools (I-SS), located in southwestern North … Continue reading

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Higher Education, It’s Time to Refresh Your Understanding of Baldrige

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey Much has been discussed about the value of tomorrow’s leaders learning about the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence while still in school. As an example, I remember listening to a presentation by Bruce Kintz, president of … Continue reading

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