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NEA, CTQ, and National Board launch national initiative to develop a new generation of education leaders

January 7, 2014

WASHINGTON –The National Education Association (NEA), the Center for Teaching Quality (CTQ) and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (National Board) announced today the national Teacher Leadership Initiative (TLI), a joint endeavor to develop a new generation of leaders within the teaching profession. TLI is a product of the organizations’ shared vision of teacher-leadership advancing the profession. The long-term goals of the TLI are: 1) define the foundational competencies of teacher leadership; and 2) develop relevant experiences and supports to help teachers cultivate those competencies; and (3) activate teachers to be leaders for their profession as a result of…

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Nation’s Corps of Accomplished Teachers Grows as Global Stakes Rise for America’s Students

December 17, 2013

Editor’s Note: State-level data on National Board Certified Teachers is available online here. To identify National Board Certified Teachers in your area, an updated searchable index is available here. ARLINGTON, Va. — More than 4,000 teachers nationwide have just learned the exciting news that they have achieved National Board Certification, demonstrating the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully prepare students for 21st century careers. To date, more than 106,000 teachers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia have achieved the profession’s highest mark of accomplishment through a rigorous, performance-based, peer-review process. Recently, results from the 2012 Program for…

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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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