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The Albert Shanker grant was established to defray the costs of National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)* certification to eligible New York State public school teachers. 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. See NYSED Website for details!


NYSED Albert Shanker Grant

Candidate Application Period Is Open for 2023-24

Please let your district office know that there is:

District Reimbursement for support services for

National Board Certification

June 15, 2023 – August 31, 2023:

Each eligible teacher’s sponsoring school district shall be eligible to receive a direct reimbursement from NYSED for candidates who completed the National Board process in the 2021–2022 cycle ONLY.

The reimbursement in an amount up to $500 to cover the cost of supportive services, which may include costs such as hiring a substitute teacher for up to three days or the duration of such eligible teacher’s approval leave, whichever is less.  

See NYSED website for more information. This information also will be coming out in the NYSED newsletter this month.

NBCNY's  Featured NBCT
David Amidon



I believe that teachers really do need to be involved in learning communities to flourish. However, I realized that these do not have to always be formally selected programs or identified PLCs, they can be a group of people taking a class, teachers who meet up at a conference, or even just sharing with peers on a normal day.

Read More about David's Reflection on Pursuing  NBC!

David Amidon, NBCT      NYS Master Teacher Emeritus 

Early Adolescence Science

La Fayette CSD 

New York State now has 2,298 NBCTs
Celebrate the 73 new NBCTs
and 137 NBCTs Maintained their NBC!
730 educators are currently pursuing
National Board Certification!

Special thanks to NBPTS, NYSED, NYSUT, NYS Teacher Centers, Districts,
BOCES and facilitators for their support.

New NBPTS NY State Profile -share this with an interested administrator!

NBPTS Summer Academy

Register now for the 2023 National Board Academy. Held virtually from June 26-29, this free three-day conference is open to all educators. This year’s event includes four strands and you can register for each individually:

  • Connect, Reflect, and Reimagine: Framing Pivotal Moments in Education

  • Engage and Lead for Equity-focused Change

  • Advocacy and Teacher Leadership

  • Navigating Your National Board Journey

The sessions are sure to be thought-provoking and informative and we welcome you to share with your colleagues and make it part of your summer professional development. We will provide a certificate of attendance that you can share with your state or district for PD hours.

Visit the dedicated National Board Academy site for

all details and registration.

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The National Board for

Professional Teaching Standards recognized NBCNY and 20 other National Board Networks that model excellence in support of the National Board’s mission

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Regional Stories from the field

This collection of stories demonstrates the impact NBCTs are having in each of the 7 NYS regions.  Read to learn how NBCTs are contributing to the profession and their impact on colleagues and students. 

NBCNY is an approved Sponsor of NYSED Continuing Teacher Leader Education (CTLE) hours.


The National Board Council of New York (NBCNY) is an affiliate network of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). 

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