(KFVS) - Kentucky teachers were recently awarded the National Board Certification in the class of 2012.
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards announced that 268 Kentucky teachers were awarded. The achievement recognizes these educators among the top in the profession and promises to improve student learning and achievement in classrooms across the state.
Kentucky is ranked 7th in the number of teachers earning National Board Certification in the class of 2012. The top ten states with the highest number of teachers achieving National Board Certification in 2012 were North Carolina, Washington, Illinois, California, Arkansas, South Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland, and New York. Nationally, 4,980 teachers achieved certification. This brings the total certified up to 102,237. Kentucky has made tremendous progress and is ranked 10th overall in the total number of teachers in the U.S having earned National Board Certification.