California Acts to Support National Board Certification

The California State Board of Education approved elements of a $250 million grant program to increase the number of National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)-certified teachers in high-needs schools. Under the program, any teacher who has attained National Board certification is eligible to receive an award of $5,000 a year for five years if they teach at a high-priority school.

In addition, the program provides a $2,500 subsidy to cover the cost of certification for teachers at high-priority school to initiate and complete the program. Read more.