This collection contains notes, memoranda, talking points, lists, schedules, and background information pertaining to research files and speech drafts for remarks by the President at Awards Ceremony for Blue Ribbon Schools, October 28, 1999. The collection consists of background information and information regarding scheduling for the Blue Ribbon Schools ceremony. The memoranda and talking points relate to the Department of Education and the Blue Ribbon Schools Elementary Programs. The lists consist of the names, addresses and telephone numbers of the schools selected for recognition, and the schedules relate to the draft agenda for the ceremony. The background materials contain information about the Blue Ribbon Schools programs, how the schools can apply, and how they are selected.