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National Board Council of New York

The National Board Council of New York (NBCNY) is an affiliate network of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). Its mission is to provide awareness and establish support structures for teachers and school districts to pursue the National Board Certification process. The council works to increase the number of teachers that pursue national certification and develop effective NBC support programs across the state. NBCNY offers close to 50 candidate support groups across its six regions. Since establishing the Shanker Grant in 1999, which subsidizes the $1,900 fee for pursuing National Board Certification.. NYSUT has also continued to support NBCNY by lobbying for continued funding of the Shanker Grant. To date, more than 1,700 teachers in New York State have achieved National Board Certification.

About National Board Certification

National Board Standards and National Board Certification give teachers and schools the tools to define and measure teaching excellence. Similar to certification in fields like medicine, National Board Certification is a rigorous, peer-reviewed process that ensures that Board-certified teachers have proven skills to advance student achievement. As part of this process, teachers must analyze their teaching context and students’ needs, submit videos of their teaching, and provide student work samples that demonstrate growth and achievement. Through this structured process, teachers expand and refine their content knowledge and pedagogy. The outcome is more powerful teaching that improves student achievement and reflects college and career readiness.


Annette Romano, NBCT
Co-Director, National Board Council of New York
Capital Area School Development Association
University at Albany, East Campus
5 University Place, A 409
Rensselaer, NY 12144

Website: http://www.nbcny.org

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