The New York State Education Department through the Albert Shanker Grant makes funding available to support eligible New York State public school teachers seeking their first National Board Certification.
The Albert Shanker grant is open for the 2018-2019 application period. It will help support eligible educators with the NBPTS Application fees.
Created by teachers, for teachers, National Board Certification is the profession’s mark of accomplished teaching. 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. Over a decade's worth of evidence shows that the students of Board-certified teachers out perform their peers in other classrooms on achievement tests and that schools and districts with a high concentration of NBCTs see marked improvements in school culture, collaboration and teacher retention.