More than 8,600 teachers and school counselors achieved National Board Certification in 2010, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards said this week. That brings the total number of National Board Certified Teachers—half of whom teach in Title 1, high-needs schools—up to 91,000.
North Carolina had the highest number of teachers to receive the certification, with 2,277. Washington was close behind with 1,272, and Illinois came in third with 771, according to NBPTS.
Many congratulations to all those teacher leaders who survived the long and grueling application process and achieved this high honor! And just in time for a nice, relaxing winter break...
A version of this news article first appeared in the Teaching Now blog.