National Board Certification

Teaching Opinion Reflecting on National Board Certification Through the Eyes of a Leader
Now as a leader, looking back at the work I did to achieve this certification, I'm reminded of the dedication it took and how important it is for me to provide our team with the highest quality feedback and at the same time, encourage them to take on new professional challenges that will inspire them to keep moving forward.
Starr Sackstein, November 15, 2018
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Education Opinion How Can We Fix Teacher Recertification? Consider the National Board
A reflective, performance-based, independent assessment of a teacher's practice could make the recertification process meaningful again, Catherine Anderson writes.
Teaching Ahead Contributor, January 3, 2018
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Teacher Preparation Even National Board Teachers Don't Get a Pass on License Renewal
Only about half of states allow the rigorous certification process to count toward the renewal of teacher licenses—a figure the National Board wishes to change.
Madeline Will, December 6, 2017
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Teaching Profession CTQ Collaboratory What Makes the National Board Certification Meaningful?
By going through the National Board-certification process, teachers can experience the high-quality professional learning necessary to improve their work, writes educator Ernie Rambo.
Ernie Rambo, November 1, 2017
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Professional Development More Teachers Seek National Certification
As it revises its certification process, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards says it's seeing an uptick in applicants.
Madeline Will, January 10, 2017
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Professional Development Opinion Revisiting National Board Reflections
National Board is an excellent way to take a deep look at your practice and make some necessary adjustments based on the findings. It truly changed who I am as a teacher.
Starr Sackstein, January 3, 2017
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Teaching Profession Mississippi Eyes National Board-Certified Talent for High-Needs Districts
Matching some of the most generous policies in the country, Mississippi will offer $10,000 annual stipends to National Board Certified Teachers willing to take on some of the state's toughest assignments.
Emmanuel Felton, April 27, 2016
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Teacher Preparation National Board Names New President, and She's a Board-Certified Teacher
Peggy Brookins, a former math teacher in Florida, will officially take charge of the NBPTS after serving as interim president and CEO.
Ross Brenneman, November 10, 2015
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Teaching Profession National Board Appoints a New President, the First to Ever Be Board-Certified
Peggy Brookins, a former math teacher in Florida, will officially take charge of the NBPTS after serving as interim president and CEO since this past summer.
Ross Brenneman, November 9, 2015
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Teacher Preparation Opinion Certification, Genuine Teacher Leadership, and Power Struggles
When authentic, experienced teacher leaders step out of their boxes to speak about education issues, they always run the risk of stepping on the toes--or in the limelight--of someone above them in the pecking order. Simply expressing a widely shared viewpoint feels like subordination to some school leaders. When teachers have a national platform and thousands of readers or fans--when their voice and leadership are elevated--they become a threat.
Nancy Flanagan, November 3, 2015
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Education Opinion USM Ranked as a Top Spot for National Board Certification
The University of Southern Mississippi was recently ranked sixth in the entire nation for producing National Board Certified Teachers. National Board Certification is basically the gold standard when it comes to educators and was developed over 25 years ago to give teachers goals to achieve beyond state requirements.
Matthew Lynch, January 21, 2015
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Teaching Profession NEA Delegates Tackle State Takeover, National-Board Certification, and ... Breastfeeding?
The NEA voted to call for a moratorium on state takeovers of school districts, and on a myriad of other topics--not all related to education.
Liana Loewus, July 5, 2014
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School & District Management National Board Votes to End Principal-Certification Program
Saying administrative and financial challenges had become insurmountable, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards will scrap its effort to develop advanced certification for principals.
Lesli A. Maxwell, April 12, 2014
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School & District Management National Board May Pull Plug on Principal Certification
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is set to vote next week on whether to pull the plug on a multimillion-dollar effort to develop an advanced national credential for principals.
Lesli A. Maxwell, April 3, 2014
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