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National Board President to Step Down

From guest blogger Liana Heitin:

Joseph A. Aguerrebere, the president of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, will step down June 30 after eight years of service, the organization announced in a statement today.

Neither the statement nor an NBPTS spokesman gave a reason for Aguerrebere's departure.

Aguerrebere joined the NBPTS, the Arlington, Va.-based nonprofit that provides voluntary national certification for qualifying teachers, in 2003. He previously was deputy director at the Ford Foundation in New York City.

According to the NBPTS statement, the number of nationally certified teachers quadrupled during Aguerrebere's tenure, and is now at 91,000.

The board will soon start a nationwide search for a new president.

For more on Aguerrebere's tenure, see his bio here.

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