Tag Archives: Baldrige in education

“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

Posted in Baldrige Excellence Framework (Criteria) | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

A Rural School System Transforms Itself (Supported by the Baldrige Framework)

By Christine Schaefer A woman who’s spent 45 years working to improve public schools in three states recently told me an inspirational story. It’s about educators accomplishing things that defy the odds and the usual expectations. Ultimately, it’s about the value … Continue reading

Posted in Award Recipients, Baldrige Excellence Framework (Criteria), Sector Focused | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Sustaining Educational Excellence Despite Challenges

Posted by Christine Schaefer Last spring in this space we highlighted the continued progress in recent years of the Baldrige Award-winning Iredell-Statesville Schools (I-SS) of southwestern North Carolina. Among economic challenges that the 21,000-plus student district had faced over the … Continue reading

Posted in Award Recipients | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Baldrige Excellence Framework (Criteria) | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

More Insights on How Award Recipients Lead

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey In “Award Recipients Respond on How They Lead,” we shared insights from 2013 Baldrige Award recipient seniors leaders related to their journeys to excellence. There was so much thoughtful reflection that it couldn’t fit in … Continue reading

Posted in Award Process, Events, and Training, Award Recipients, Baldrige Excellence Framework (Criteria), Community, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments