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Teachers rise to the head of the class

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

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

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…

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

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…

Piedmont (Alabama) teachers outpacing nation with prestigious credential

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

Not pre-med, how about pre-ed?

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

Investing in the Teaching Profession

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

Matching Board-Certified Teachers to District Needs

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

National Board Certification to Be Cheaper, Smoother

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.)

NY Times: At Charter Schools, Short Careers By Choice

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

Letter to the Editor (EdWeek): Science Standards Offer Start on Promising Road

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.)