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Congressional Forum Weighs Benefits of “Medical Model” for Teacher Preparation

WASHINGTON — Nineteen National Board Certified Teachers travelled from 14 states to Capitol Hill today to meet with their members of Congress who are Board-certified physicians. Together they engaged in a forum exploring ways in which our country’s system for preparing teachers could be vastly improved if it was made to be more similar to…

Three Education Champions to Receive Prestigious James A. Kelly Award at Teaching & Learning 2014

WASHINGTON — The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards will present the prestigious James A. Kelly Award for Advancing Accomplished Teaching to the Honorable James B. Hunt, Jr., founding chair of the National Board and former governor of North Carolina; the Honorable Richard Riley, former U.S. Secretary of Education and former governor of South Carolina;…

Casper teacher speaks softly in classroom, louder on national stage

Mauro Diaz takes a subtle approach in leading his junior high-school science class in Casper, Wyoming, but takes a bold approach in leading his profession as a member of the NBPTS Board of Directors.   Casper (Wyo.) Star Tribune, Leah Todd, February 9, 2014. Article

Kentucky district working to increase number of National Board Certified Teachers

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

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