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National Board Certification Day 2011

New National Board Certified Teachers are honored in Washington D.C. on National Certification Day as 6,200 teachers become certified.

In the 2009-2010, 6200 teachers certified nationwide. With 189 newly certified teachers, Los Angeles Unified School District was ranked the #1 district in the nation for new NBCTs. California was ranked 4th in the country with 383 new NBCTs. A full press release published by the NBPTS shares the achievement in detail.

(excerpt below from http://www.nbpts.org) to read the full press release click here  and for more information on National Board Certification click here.

6,200 TEACHERS EARN NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION: TOTAL NEARS 100,000

December 7, 2011

Recognized Today at White House Event
 
WASHINGTON -- National Board Certification - the "gold standard" for teaching excellence - was celebrated today at a White House event heralding the newest class of 6,200 board certified teachers, which brings to nearly 100,000 the total number of board certified teachers in the U.S.
 
"National board certification is synonymous with great teaching. While our nation is focused on the need for the highest quality teachers, board certification truly is the gold standard," said Ronald Thorpe, president and CEO of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. 
 
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and White House Domestic Policy Director Melody Barnes welcomed a group of the newly certified teachers today to the White House with remarks focused on how the National Board process can lead to improved instruction and enhanced leadership in the profession.
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