San Francisco teachers recognized for meeting National Board Certification 

Just over 5 percent of San Francisco public school teacher are now nationally board certified.

At Tuesday night’s regular school board meeting, 33 teachers were recognized for their achievements.

Meeting National Board Certification, a voluntary program, means teachers have met “rigorous” standards through intensive study, expert evaluation as well as self-assessment and peer review.

In order to achieve National Board Certification, teachers must build their own portfolio that includes student work samples, videos of them teaching classes and a thorough analysis of their work, according to district officials. These portfolios are meant to assess their knowledge of the subjects they teach and their ability to meet student’s needs.

The total number teachers in the district that have met the standards is now 200, putting San Francisco Unified School District second behind Los Angeles for the number of teachers to reach this certification.

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