Baldrige is an approach to systems thinking and continuous improvement for organizational performance excellence. Most states have a state wide networking organization to mentor organizations for exploring Baldrige thinking and to apply for state-wide awards for performance excellence. In the education sector, the effort in exploring Baldrige can lead to significant improvement in alignment of processes and improved student achievement and retention. The organization known as the Alliance for Performance Excellence guides the state Baldrige programs. Check out their website for the Baldrige program in your state .