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ARLINGTON, Va. — April 3, 2017 — Michael Kirst, President of the California State Board of Education and Stanford Emeritus Professor of Education and Business Administration, will receive the National Board’s James A. Kelly Award for Advancing Accomplished Teaching  on April 7, 2017, in Arlington, VA. The Kelly Award, named after James A. Kelly, Founding President and CEO...

National Board hosts LiftED, bringing together 400 educators from across the state for professional learning on literacy

ARLINGTON, Va. — March 2, 2017 —The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, in partnership with Mississippi State University, is hosting the first ever Literacy Innovation for Teachers...

ARLINGTON, Va. — December 14, 2016 —The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has released a revised What Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do, part of the teaching profession’s core body of knowledge. The book, which explicates the...

533 Teachers Become Board-Certified; 3,384 Renew; More Than 20,000 in Process

ARLINGTON, Va. — December 12, 2016 — The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards celebrates 533 new and 3,384 renewed National Board Certified Teachers along with the tens of thousands of teachers currently pursuing Board certification – seen as the profession’s...

New York, NY – December 8, 2016 – The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards are pleased to announce their partnership to advance accomplished teaching for all students. With this partnership, the two organizations will work to advance a number of initiatives building on their respective expertise in professional teaching standards and in...

New Directors Include Education Advocate Montserrat Garibay; Nevada’s State Board of Education Member Tonia Holmes-Sutton; and Presidential Award Winner Dat Le. All Are National Board Certified Teachers

ARLINGTON, Va. – December 6, 2016 – The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, a nonprofit organization created by the teaching...

Media Contacts:
Richard Klein, rklein@nbpts.org
Steve DeWitt, sdewitt@acteonline.org

Las Vegas, NV — The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (National Board) are pleased to announce...

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is excited to announce that Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh, a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) has been elected the organization’s new board vice chair. Gallagher-Fishbaugh will be replacing Christy Levings, whose term as vice chair ends November 5, 2016.

Gallagher-Fishbaugh has worked in...

CHICAGO, IL. — July 22, 2016 — Learning Forward and the National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future (NCTAF) today announced winners from the 12 finalist teams in its Agents for Learning challenge, a nationwide call to action designed to engage educator...

Education Visionary Ron Thorpe to Posthumously Receive Prestigious James A. Kelly Award at Teaching & Learning 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ron Thorpe, visionary educator and former president and CEO of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, will posthumously receive the organization’s James A. Kelly Award at...

ARLINGTON, Va. — February 1, 2016 – During 2015 the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, often in partnership with National Board Certified Teachers, helped drive important change – not only in the nation’s classrooms but also in Congress, statehouses and legislatures across the US. Much of the work advanced the concept of a professional...

ARLINGTON, Va. — January 20, 2016 — During 2015, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards helped drive important change in classrooms and legislatures across the US. Much of the work advanced the concept of a professional career continuum for educators, anchored by National Board standards for accomplished...

ARLINGTON, Va. — December 9, 2015 — In a focused effort to strengthen teaching and improve student outcomes in BIE-funded schools serving Native American students, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is working with with the National Board to support teachers to pursue and achieve National Board Certification. National Board Certification is a rigorous, performance-based,...

ARLINGTON, Va. — December 7, 2015 — The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards appreciates Congress’ bipartisan efforts to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) through the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

To ensure that all students receive an excellent education, we must implement a comprehensive approach to strengthening the...

Visionary Educator and Leader Steps In Amidst Important Teacher Recognition

ARLINGTON Va. — December 3, 2015 — The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards announced today that Terry Holliday, Ph.D., has been elected Chairman of the NBPTS Board of Directors, succeeding former West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise who served in the role since 2009....

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