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Michael W. Kirst to Receive Prestigious James A. Kelly Award
April 3, 2017

ARLINGTON, Va. — April 3, 2017 — Michael Kirst, President of the California State Board of Education and Stanford Emeritus Professor of Education and Business Administration, will receive the National Board’s James A. Kelly Award for Advancing Accomplished Teaching  on April 7, 2017, in Arlington, VA. 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. In 2011, Kirst became the President of the California State Board Of Education for the second time. He was a member of the California State Board…

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Literacy Innovation for Teachers in Education (LiftED) Conference In Jackson, MS on March 4
March 2, 2017

National Board hosts LiftED, bringing together 400 educators from across the state for professional learning on literacy ARLINGTON, Va. — March 2, 2017 —The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, in partnership with Mississippi State University, is hosting the first ever Literacy Innovation for Teachers in Education  (LiftED) conference on March 4 in Jackson, Mississippi. The event will bring together 400 leaders from across the teaching and policy continuum in Mississippi and neighboring states. Through the National Board’s Transforming Literacy through Certification (TLC) project with funding from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. This event will be available via live-streaming through…

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Written By Teachers, For Teachers, What Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do Illuminates the Five Core Propositions for Accomplished Teaching
December 14, 2016

ARLINGTON, Va. — December 14, 2016 —The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has released a revised What Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do, part of the teaching profession’s core body of knowledge. The book, which explicates the Five Core Propositions for teaching, is similar to medicine’s Hippocratic Oath, held in common by all teachers of all grade levels and disciplines and underscoring the accomplished teacher’s commitment to advancing student learning and achievement. “What Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do is a foundational document that articulates what it means, in concrete terms, to teach to high…

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Teacher-Led Movement to Strengthen Teaching Continuum and Elevate the Profession Taking Root
December 12, 2016

533 Teachers Become Board-Certified; 3,384 Renew; More Than 20,000 in Process ARLINGTON, Va. — December 12, 2016 — The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards celebrates 533 new and 3,384 renewed National Board Certified Teachers along with the tens of thousands of teachers currently pursuing Board certification – seen as the profession’s mark of accomplished practice. Occurring during the week of December 12-16, #TeamNBCT week recognizes and celebrates all National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) and candidates. On Wednesday, December 14, the week will be anchored by the re-release of the National Board’s foundational book, What Teachers Should Know and Be…

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Literacy Design Collaborative and National Board for Professional Teaching Standards partner in order to offer educators high quality professional learning opportunities
December 8, 2016

New York, NY – December 8, 2016 – The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards are pleased to announce their partnership to advance accomplished teaching for all students. With this partnership, the two organizations will work to advance a number of initiatives building on their respective expertise in professional teaching standards and in professional learning for literacy teachers. Collaborations include the creation of a collection of lessons and free-to-teachers professional learning courses hosted by LDC that support developing teacher skills and knowledge in classroom differentiation and teacher reflective practice.  “The National Board has a…

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Three Prominent Education Leaders Join NBPTS Board of Directors
December 6, 2016

New Directors Include Education Advocate Montserrat Garibay; Nevada’s State Board of Education Member Tonia Holmes-Sutton; and Presidential Award Winner Dat Le. All Are National Board Certified Teachers ARLINGTON, Va. – December 6, 2016 – The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, a nonprofit organization created by the teaching profession to set and maintain standards of accomplished practice, announced the election of three prominent education leaders to its board of directors, all of whom are National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs). Elections were held during the organization’s November Board meeting. “Our new board members represent the great diversity of thought and perspective…

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ACTE, NBPTS Partner to Promote High-Quality Career and Technical Education
December 1, 2016

Media Contacts: Richard Klein, rklein@nbpts.org Steve DeWitt, sdewitt@acteonline.org Las Vegas, NV — The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (National Board) are pleased to announce their partnership to further serve career and technical education (CTE) professionals and advance student outcomes. Together, the two organizations will work to promote a greater understanding of the pivotal role that accomplished teaching plays in high-quality CTE that prepares students for college and career success. “CTE plays a powerful role in preparing students for postsecondary education and the workplace, and it is important that educators leading…

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Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh, NBCT, Elected new Vice Chair of the Board at National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
October 31, 2016

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is excited to announce that Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh, a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) has been elected the organization’s new board vice chair. Gallagher-Fishbaugh will be replacing Christy Levings, whose term as vice chair ends November 5, 2016. Gallagher-Fishbaugh has worked in public education for 37 years, 31 of which were spent teaching special education and elementary education. She is the past president of the Utah Education Association and was the Utah State Teacher of the Year in 2009. “Sharon has deep and broad experience at the local, state, and national…

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Teacher Voice Matters
September 6, 2016

“Based on personal experience over many years, I believe that National Board Certification transforms teaching and elevates the teaching profession in profound ways. Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) presents districts with an opportunity to strategically support improving the quality of the teaching workforce including National Board Certification.” Peggy Brookins, NBCT, President and CEO of National Board, reflects on results of a new report from the Center on Education Policy’s Listen to Us: Teacher Views and Voices and how ESSA presents opportunities for states and districts to give teachers a voice in education. Read her piece in The Huffington Post.  

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A Metric for the Big Picture: The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
August 9, 2016

“Whether it’s your first year or your fifth, orienting your teaching career towards the goal of obtaining a National Board Certification can keep you sticking to best practices and feeling motivated.” Matthew Lynch gives a quick overview of the National Board Certification process in an article in the Edvocate.  Read more >

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