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Barnett Berry Receives Kelly Award for Accomplished Teaching; Celebrated by Education Luminaries

April 21, 2021

On Friday April 9, Dr. Barnett Berry, research professor at the University of South Carolina and Founding Director of All4SC, was awarded the 2021 James A. Kelly Award for Advancing Accomplished Teaching by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. The award was presented during a semi-annual meeting of the NBPTS Board of Directors. Watch the replay. “Barnett impressed me because he listened to teachers. Not everyone listened to teachers, and the knowledge and skill that they brought to their job,” said James A. Kelly, the award’s namesake and the first president of the National Board.  “He’s a friend of…

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National Board Applauds Conviction in Derek Chauvin Trial, Providing Justice for George Floyd

April 20, 2021

Following the conviction of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards released the following statement commending the guilty verdict.  On behalf of the National Board, President and CEO Peggy Brookins, NBCT, said, “Today, justice prevailed over racism, bias, and brutality. By rightfully holding Derek Chauvin accountable for the murder he committed, the jury made a declaration about the value of George Floyd’s life and the lives of all Black people. Systemic racism, inequity, and violence permeate every dimension of American life. Though Chauvin’s conviction is an important step in justice for George…

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Dr. Barnett Berry to Receive Prestigious James A. Kelly Award

April 9, 2021

Arlington, VA – Dr. Barnett Berry, research professor at the University of South Carolina and Founding Director of All4SC, will receive the National Board’s James A. Kelly Award for Advancing Accomplished Teaching on April 9, 2021. The Kelly Award, named after James A. Kelly, Founding President and CEO of the National Board, recognizes and honors individuals who have contributed to the advancement of accomplished teaching. Dr. Berry has dedicated his career to empowering highly accomplished teachers to become authentic teacher leaders. His early advocacy and commitment to modernizing the teaching profession and expanding access to quality education led him to…

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In recognition of continued excellence, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards Issues Proclamation Establishing Louisiana National Board Certified Teacher Day

March 11, 2021

March 10 presents opportunity to celebrate Louisiana’s ranking seventeenth nationally in both the number of newly Board-certified teachers and the total number of National Board Certified Teachers Baton Rouge, Louisiana-The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards joins Governor John Bel Edwards in honoring National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) in Louisiana for their attainment of an advanced teaching credential achieved upon completion of the National Board’s assessment, designed to recognize effective and accomplished teachers who meet high standards. More than a decade of research from across the country confirms that students taught by National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) learn more than…

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In recognition of continued excellence, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves Issues Proclamation Establishing Mississippi National Board Certified Teacher Week

March 10, 2021

March 7-13 presents an opportunity to celebrate Mississippi ranking seventh nationally in both the number of newly Board-certified teachers and the total number of National Board Certified Teachers Jackson, Mississippi-The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards joins Governor Tate Reeves in honoring National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) in Mississippi for their attainment of an advanced teaching credential achieved upon completion of the National Board’s assessment, designed to recognize effective and accomplished teachers who meet high standards. Recent research makes clear that a Mississippi kindergarten student taught by a NBCT is 31% more likely to achieve a proficient score on the…

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The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards announces the availability of digital badges

March 9, 2021

It’s #TeamNBCT week and we’re celebrating all National Board Certified Teachers! And we’ve got exciting news! We’re making available a digital badge that accomplished teachers can use to tell the world that they’re an NBCT. We are proud of your accomplishment and hope you will share your success with others. The digital badge is portable and includes the details of National Board certification – NBCTs can show it off in an email signature, a digital resume, on a blog, on a website or on social media such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. The digital image is clickable and will take…

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More than 2,570 teachers earn National Board certification; national total exceeds 128,500 despite extraordinary year for educators

March 8, 2021

In a remarkable school year, during which in-person learning came to a standstill in many locations, 2,576 educators showed their deep commitment to their students and their own professional learning by pursuing and achieving National Board certification. These teachers came from 48 states and 2,070 schools. Along with 2,484 National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) who renewed their certificate, a total of 128,550 from all 50 states teach to the highest standards in the profession and impact culture and learning for vast numbers of students, schools, and communities. “The pandemic truly tested the mettle of anybody working in a school setting…

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More than 2,570 teachers earn National Board certification; national total exceeds 128,500 despite extraordinary year for educators

March 8, 2021

In a remarkable school year, during which in-person learning came to a standstill in many locations, 2,576 educators showed their deep commitment to their students and their own professional learning by pursuing and achieving National Board certification. These teachers came from 48 states and 2,070 schools. Along with 2,484 National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) who renewed their certificate, a total of 128,550 from all 50 states teach to the highest standards in the profession and impact culture and learning for vast numbers of students, schools and communities. “The pandemic truly tested the mettle of anybody working in a school setting…

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Jackie Lynn Dillard Parker, NBCT: In memoriam

March 5, 2021

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is mourning the death of Jackie Lynn Dillard Parker, NBCT. She was a champion for the National Board process for years and was particularly impactful in her state of Mississippi. Parker, a National Board Certified teacher herself, devoted her life to public education as a master teacher, program director and innovative educational leader at many levels in Mississippi.  In addition to her work in Mississippi schools, she served as primary contact for the National Board scholarships in Mississippi and helped to design and implement grant programs designed to connect early career teachers to…

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#TeamNBCT Week Overview: March 8-12, 2021

March 4, 2021

Thanks for joining us in our celebration of #TeamNBCT Week! The #TeamNBCT Week Toolkit has everything you need to join in celebrating National Board Certified Teachers: Sample social media posts and graphics Press release with Class of 2020 data Press release template for 2020 NBCTs and renewed NBCTs to personalize and send to your local news outlets and district communications team New Merch Alert – Items in the NBCT Store have been refreshed just in time for #TeamNBCT Week. Get your NBCT pin and check out the new selection of apparel, car, home, and classroom items. The NBCT store is…

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