January 8, 2013 at 6:04 PM
Washington gains 575 new National Board Certified teachers
In Washington state this year, 575 more teachers earned the prestigious National Board Certification, an advanced teaching credential that comes with an annual bonus of $5,000.
Washington was second only to North Carolina in the number of new National Board Certified teachers. The state now has a total of 6,817 National Board teachers, more than all but three other states: North Carolina, Florida and South Carolina.
To earn the credential, awarded by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, teachers must submit a four-part portfolio, and pass six assessments. The portfolio is evaluated by a national panel of teachers.
The certifications must be renewed every 10 years.
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