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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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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

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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

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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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A New Honor for a Baldrige Education Leader

Posted by Christine Schaefer Last week, Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday—a member of the Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award—was named the 2014 Policy Leader of the Year by the National Association of State Boards … Continue reading

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