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Table 3.8. State encouragement and support for teacher professional development and incentives for earning National Board Certification, by state: 2011–12
 
State State has formal professional-development standards State finances professional development for all districts State requires districts/schools to set aside time for professional development State requires districts to align professional development with local priorities and goals State provides incentives for teachers to earn National Board Certification1
United States2 39 23 16 31 24
           
Alabama Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Alaska No No No No No
Arizona Yes No No No No
Arkansas Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
California No No No No Yes
           
Colorado Yes No No No Yes
Connecticut Yes No Yes Yes No
Delaware Yes Yes Yes No No
District of Columbia No No No No No
Florida Yes Yes No Yes No
           
Georgia Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Hawaii Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Idaho No No No No No
Illinois No No No No Yes
Indiana No No No Yes No
           
Iowa Yes Yes No Yes No
Kansas Yes No No Yes Yes
Kentucky Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Louisiana Yes No Yes Yes No
Maine Yes Yes No No Yes
           
Maryland Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Massachusetts Yes Yes No Yes No
Michigan Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Minnesota Yes Yes No Yes No
Mississippi No No No No Yes
           
Missouri Yes No No Yes No
Montana Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nebraska No Yes Yes No No
Nevada No Yes No Yes Yes
New Hampshire Yes No No No No
           
New Jersey Yes No No Yes No
New Mexico Yes No No Yes No
New York Yes No Yes Yes Yes
North Carolina Yes No No Yes Yes
North Dakota Yes Yes Yes No Yes
           
Ohio Yes No No No No
Oklahoma Yes No No No No
Oregon Yes No No No Yes
Pennsylvania Yes Yes No Yes No
Rhode Island Yes Yes No No Yes
           
South Carolina Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
South Dakota No No No No No
Tennessee Yes No Yes Yes No
Texas Yes No No Yes No
Utah Yes No No Yes No
           
Vermont Yes No Yes Yes No
Virginia Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Washington Yes No No No Yes
West Virginia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wisconsin No Yes No Yes Yes
Wyoming No No No Yes Yes
 
1 The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) offers the National Board Certification (NBC) on a voluntary basis to all people with a baccalaureate degree and three years of classroom experience in either a public or private school.
2 National total reflects the number of "Yes" responses for each column.
SOURCE: Quality Counts 2012:The Global Challenge, Editorial Projects in Education Research Center, Education Week, 2012. Data Source

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