Peggy Brookins

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President and CEO, National Board of Professional Teaching Standards

Arlington, Virginia

Peggy Brookins was named president and CEO of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards in November 2015. She is also a member of the Advisory Commission to the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans.

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Posted July 25, 2016
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Here’s What National Board Certification Means for Teachers of Color

With a teaching workforce that is majority White and female, less than 1 in 5 U.S. public school teachers (18…

By Peggy Brookins

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Posted Feb. 22, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory: My Mom Had to Lie to Get Me Into a Good School. No Parent Should Have to Do That.

In a nation as wealthy as America, no parent should have to lie about their address to get their child into a high-quality school. Sadly, I have heard this same tale from many, many other Black families.…

By Nate Bowling

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Posted Feb. 21, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory: Here’s Why I Became an Engineer and How I’m Helping Kids Do It Too

When I was just 9 or 10 years old, I found out that I had a true love and passion for science. Now I want to see that other kids get that chance.…

By Jason Coleman

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Posted Feb. 21, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory: Why I’m Celebrating Every Black Genius From City Blocks to the White House

We will never meet a Black child who is not a genius and there is no secret to how we support them: We first treat them as human and then we then support them with love. …

By David J. Johns

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