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Kentucky district working to increase number of National Board Certified Teachers
January 21, 2014

The Floyd County school district aims to dramatically increase its number of Board-certified teachers, with support from the Kentucky Education Association.   Kentucky Teacher, Susan Riddell, January 21, 2014. Article

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Teachers rise to the head of the class
January 17, 2014

New York State is partnering with the National Board to boost the number of Board-certified teachers working in high-need schools. Buffalo Public Schools is one of the districts that is looking to up its number of NBCTs and multiply their impact within schools.   The Buffalo News, Tiffany Lankes, January 17, 2014. Article

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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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