Schools Worldwide Honored for Education Achievements at ASQ Team Excellence Awards

Schools Worldwide Honored for Education Achievements at ASQ Team Excellence Awards

Buenos Aires University awarded top honors at NQEC

For Immediate Release

MILWAUKEE, Wis., Nov. 21 2014 —Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, received the highest honor this year at the ASQ Education Team Excellence Recognition Awards for using quality improvement tools to make a positive impact on staff.

Within four months, the Star Level Recognition winner was able to facilitate timely teaching appointments and ensure faculty salaries were paid promptly to avoid paying retroactively.

The Education Team Excellence Recognition Awards highlight best practices in education quality improvement and were presented at the 22nd annual National Quality Education Conference Nov. 16–17 in Milwaukee. The award is sponsored by ASQ, the leading network of global quality experts.

“These awards provide ASQ with the opportunity to spotlight the uniquely effective, groundbreaking quality solutions developed by a group of creative educators and administrators,” said ASQ CEO William Troy. “Education leaders worldwide can use quality tools to achieve results that positively affect students and staff.”

Other award levels and recipients recognized at NQEC include:

  • Distinction Level Award:
    • Ingenium Charter Elementary and Middle School, Canoga Park, Calif. — Project: Ready! Set! Action! How Teacher Action Research Improves Student Learning Outcomes
    • Denver Public Schools, Denver — Project: Reducing Audit Risk Using Lean Tools
  • Merit Level Award:
    • Kimberly Area School District, Kimberly, Wis. — Project: Elementary Literacy: Getting Students What They Need When They Need It
    • Ribbaschool in Gränna, Sweden — Project: A Mutual Engagement for Improving Learning Outcomes
  • Finalist Level Award
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wis., and Guangdong University of Foreign Studies — Project: Establishing Short-Term Operations and Management: A Study Abroad (China) Program
    • Chicago Public School District, Chicago — Project: Lean Procurement at Chicago Public Schools
    • Denver Public Schools, Denver — Project: Facilities Management System
    • Deer Valley Unified School District, Phoenix — Project: Rubrics Improve Organizational Alignment and Integration
    • Siegrist Elementary, Platte City, Mo. — Project: Improvement Teams

The Education Team Excellence Recognition Awards spotlight teams that improve educational outcomes, stakeholder involvement, and school quality. Past honorees have used quality tools like plan-do-check-act, or PDCA, to improve math scores, close the achievement gap between schools within the district, and lower employee health care costs by operating a highly efficient medical center within the school district.

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