Illinois continues its progress in advancing National Board Certification with the announcement of 771 new National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) in 2010. This year, the state ranked third nationwide with the num-ber of teachers achieving board certification and sixth in the total number of NBCTs over time (4,692). 2010’s class of teachers who achieved Na-tional Board Certification pushed the number of NBCTs across the country to more than 91,000. National Board Certification is recognized as a model for identifying accomplished teaching practices and is supported by teach-ers and administrators nationwide. Read more at NBPTS. Meet the


NBPTS Announces 77 Illinois Teachers ReNEW National Certifica-tion of Teaching Excellence The National Board for Professional Teach-ing Standards has announced that more than 2,200 teachers have suc-cessfully met the standards to renew their certificates for National Board Certification in 2010. Seventy-seven of those NBCT’s are Illinois teachers. By successfully completing the renewal process for certification, these outstanding teachers continue to meet the nation’s highest teaching stan-dards. They continue to be among the tens of thousands of NBCTs who are a part of this country’s education reform movement focusing on ensur-ing that every student has access to an accomplished teacher. Click here for the list of Illinois teachers who successfully met the standards to re-new their National Board Certificates.

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