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In North Carolina, the maldistribution of expert teachers quickly becomes apparent when one considers the state's large number of National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs).

In North Carolina, the maldistribution of expert teachers quickly becomes apparent when one considers the state's large number of National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs). Approximately 10 percent of the state's teachers have earned this hallmark of professional accomplishment, yet a recent analysis shows that half of North Carolina's NBCTs serve in the 20 percent of schools with the smallest percentage of disadvantaged students, and more than one-quarter of schools serving poor and minority students have no NBCTs at all. The problem is not confined to North Carolina. A new report written by Barnett Berry and North Carolina teacher leaders, Bill Ferriter, Carolyn Banks, and Kathy Drew, draws on research evidence as well as the "on-the-ground" expertise and ideas of NBCTs and offers a blueprint for attracting accomplished teachers to high-needs schools throughout the state, and supporting them in their teaching.

http://www.teachingquality.org/pdfs/ncnbctrecs.pdf

Published Friday, Mar. 10, 2006

Every Child Deserves Our Best Teachers

In North Carolina, the maldistribution of expert teachers quickly becomes apparent when one considers the state's large number of National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs). Approximately 10 percent of the state's teachers have earned this hallmark of professional accomplishment, yet a recent analysis shows that half of North Carolina's NBCTs serve in the 20 percent of schools with the smallest percentage of disadvantaged students, and more than one-quarter of schools serving poor and minority students have no NBCTs at all. The problem is not confined to North Carolina. A new report written by Barnett Berry and North Carolina teacher leaders, Bill Ferriter, Carolyn Banks, and Kathy Drew, draws on research evidence as well as the "on-the-ground" expertise and ideas of NBCTs and offers a blueprint for attracting accomplished teachers to high-needs schools throughout the state, and supporting them in their teaching.

http://www.teachingquality.org/pdfs/ncnbctrecs.pdf

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