Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Students with nationally certified teachers score higher

Teachers who earn National Board certification are more effective in the classroom than their colleagues who lack that standing, according to a long-awaited review of the program by a National Research Council panel. Nevertheless, their findings indicate that schools are failing to capitalize fully on the expertise of teachers with this credential or engage them as teacher-leaders, and that these educators also tend to congregate in schools where students are more affluent and higher achieving. USA TODAY/Associated Press , Education Week (premium article access compliments of

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