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TEA designation honors AISD teachers

Friday, September 4, 2020 by Tai Moses

AISD has 219 National Board Certified teachers and the Texas Education Agency has just designated them as “Recognized.” According to the district, the designation “highlights the tremendous skill and dedication” of these teachers, or NBCTs, as they are called. Adding to the good news, TEA also approved AISD’s application to fund 185 NBCTs who are currently serving in teaching positions under the Teacher Incentive Allotment, a program created by the Texas Legislature “to provide a realistic pathway for top teachers to earn six-figure salaries, and to help attract and retain highly effective teachers in high needs areas and at traditionally harder-to-staff schools.” For each of the 185 recognized teachers, the district will receive $3,000-$9,000, an allocation “based on the teacher’s assigned campus using weighted point values for various student and economic census demographics.” As AISD says, “The TEA designation and Teacher Incentive Allotment not only rewards our National Board Certified teachers for being the brightest in their field, but allows the district to expand its commitment to the growth and development of our educators.”

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