More than 260 Kentucky teachers were awarded national certification in 2012, ranking the state seventh nationally for the number of teachers earning that achievement.
National Board Certification is administered by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards as is considered a top achievement in the profession.
The Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board says in a news release that the top ten states with the highest number of teachers certified in 2012 were North Carolina, Washington, Illinois, California, Arkansas, South Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland and New York.
A team of experts examining ways to improve teacher quality in Kentucky is using its second meeting to discuss recruitment and preparation. The Prichard Committee Team on Teacher Effectiveness meets Tuesday in Frankfort.
Twenty-nine Kentucky school districts plan to apply for a new round of Race to the Top grants. The U.S. Department of Education will dole out $400 million to districts this December. The DOE wants recipients to use the money to personalize student learning.
Kentucky lawmakers are trying to figure out how the state can improve digital learning across all classrooms in the commonwealth. The General Assembly has formed a task force to review possible legislative changes that encourage using technology in schools.