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W.Va. ranks high in advanced teacher certifications

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — West Virginia is among the top 20 states in the country when it comes to National Board Certified Teachers, according to a report released last week.

This year, 69 teachers in West Virginia met the national certification, ranking it 15th in the number of new teachers to be certified through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Three of those teachers were from Cabell County.

To date, 825 West Virginia teachers have earned National Board Certification, a performance-based and peer reviewed process similar to board certification in medicine, the standards of which are set forth by the national board. The state ranks 20th in the total number National Board Certified Teachers.

In Cabell County, there are a total of 61 National Board Certified Teachers, giving it the third-highest number of certified teachers in the state behind Wood and Berkley counties…

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