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American Board President Dr. Kathleen Madigan to Participate in NCSL Annual Conference

Dr. Madigan to Discuss Teacher Quality, Recruitment and Retention

San Francisco, CA (July 22, 2003) — Addressing the need to place highly qualified teachers in every classroom in order to achieve student academic success, the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence announced that organization president, Dr. Kathleen Madigan, will participate in a panel discussion at the National Conference of State Legislatures Annual Conference. Dr. Madigan will discuss the definition of a “highly qualified" teacher and how new innovations in teacher preparation help to recruit and retain qualified individuals into the teaching profession.

What: Keeping Highly Qualified Teachers in the Classroom
Over the next decade, 2,400,000 new teachers will be needed in the nation’s classrooms. And, under the new federal No Child Left Behind Act, every teacher must be “highly qualified" by the 2005-2006 school year. This session, moderated by Rep. Rick Miera, New Mexico, will review how states are addressing the challenge of recruiting and retaining a highly qualified teaching corps.

Who: Panelists include: • Kathleen Madigan, American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence • Rep. Kory Holdaway, Utah • Joseph Aguerrebere, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards • Kelly Green, National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future • Stephanie Hirsh, National Staff Development Council • Patricia H. McAllister, Educational Testing Service • Rebecca Pringle, National Education Association

When/Where: Tuesday, July 22, 2003 9:00 am – 10:30 am National Conference of State Legislatures 301 Moscone Center, Street Level San Francisco, CA

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