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Piedmont (Alabama) teachers outpacing nation with prestigious credential
November 17, 2013

Piedmont City Schools, a small district in Alabama, has won many national accolades and nearly a quarter of its teachers have achieved National Board Certification.   The Anniston Star, Laura Gaddy, November 17, 2013. Article

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Not pre-med, how about pre-ed?
November 1, 2013

This article explores the idea of teacher residencies modeled after the medical profession and features the Seattle Teacher Residency.   The Seattle Times, Claudia Rowe, November 1, 2013. Article

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Investing in the Teaching Profession
October 10, 2013

National Board President and CEO Ron Thorpe makes the case for federal funding of medical-residency style training for America’s teachers through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).   The Hechinger Report, October 10, 2013. Article

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Matching Board-Certified Teachers to District Needs
October 1, 2013

Carolann Wade, an NBCT who serves as the district’s National Board coordinator in Wake County, N.C., wrote about how her school system has used National Board certification to bolster teacher leadership.   School Administrator, October 2013. Article

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National Board Certification to Be Cheaper, Smoother
September 10, 2013

Education Week explores the reasons behind the upcoming revision to the National Board Certification process and the benefits to candidates. Education Week, Stephen Sawchuck, September 10, 2013. Article (Premium subscription to EdWeek may be required.)

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NY Times: At Charter Schools, Short Careers By Choice
August 27, 2013

Ron Thorpe, president and CEO of the National Board, is quoted in this article on the importance of a career path for all teachers that builds toward accomplished practice. New York Times, Motoko Rich, August 27, 2013. Article

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Letter to the Editor (EdWeek): Science Standards Offer Start on Promising Road
August 21, 2013

Ron Thorpe, president and CEO of the National Board, and Stanley Litow, Vice President of Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs at IBM, highlight, a portal of online videos and resources that helps teachers bring science to life for their students. August 21, 2013. Article (Premium subscription to EdWeek may be required.)

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Mississippi Governor Announces Grant to Help More Teachers Achieve National Board Certification
August 1, 2013

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant announced a partnership with the National Board that will help put many more teachers in the state on a path to National Board Certification. The work is being funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. WJTV News Channel 12, August 1, 2013. Article

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Bloomberg EDU: Interview with Ron Thorpe and Lee Shulman on teacher preparation
June 21, 2013

Jane Williams speaks with Ron Thorpe, president & CEO of the National Board, and Lee Shulman, professor emeritus at Stanford University School of Education and past president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Listen (Interview is in the second segment of the program.)

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Op-Ed: Creating a Coherent Trajectory to Accomplished Teaching
June 10, 2013

Commentary by Ron Thorpe on teacher preparation published in Education Week’s “OpEducation” series, June 10, 2013. Subscription required. Article

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