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NBPTS and Amgen Foundation Join to Bolster Science Education
Date:3/1/2011

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and ARLINGTON, Va., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) and the Amgen Foundation today announced a grant  to improve highly-effective science teaching and learning in schools across the country. The Amgen Foundation is committing $1.5 million over three years to support science teachers who choose to obtain National Board Certification, the most prestigious credential in the teaching profession.

A voluntary assessment program designed to develop, recognize and retain accomplished teachers, National Board Certification is achieved through a performance-based assessment that typically takes one to three years to complete. While state licensing systems set basic requirements to teach in each state, National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) have successfully demonstrated advanced teaching knowledge, skills and practices.

Starting this year, the grant will provide certification fee support for over 500 science teachers in the following locations: Ventura County and San Francisco Bay Area in California; counties along Colorado's Front Range; Jefferson County in Kentucky; Middlesex and Suffolk Counties in Massachusetts; Puerto Rico; Rhode Island; and King and South Snohomish Counties in Washington. In addition, the grant will support the development of two new online professional development courses to improve science teaching for middle school and high school teachers across the entire country.

"The Amgen Foundation is committed to deepening scientific literacy and providing meaningful professional development opportunities for teachers," said Jean Lim Terra, president, Amgen Foundation. "We want to encourage teachers to strive to be the best in their fields through National Board Certification, ensuring high quality education for their students."

The Amgen Foundation grant will also create a science teaching resource center in Ventura County, where Amgen is
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