President of Alternative-Certification Group Resigns
The founding president of a group that offers teacher certification based on results from standardized tests resigned last week, as board members called for redoubling efforts to woo states into accepting the credential.
Kathleen A. Madigan will step down as president of the group, the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence, at the end of this month but will serve as its senior adviser for the next six, and continue as a member of the group’s board, said Anthony J. Colón, the board chairman.
Ms. Madigan has led the nonprofit organization almost since it got started as a project of the National Council for Teacher Quality with a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education in 2001. She said last week that it was “an incredibly challenging decision” to depart, but the recent death of her mother...
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