Mississippi ranks 7th nationally in certified teachers

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 26, 2014 at 2:41 p.m.



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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In the 2013-2014 school year, 198 teachers in Mississippi achieved the National Board Certification, according to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

The Clarion-Ledger reports (http://on.thec-l.com/1JS1B1D) that places Mississippi at seventh in in the nation in numbers of certified teachers.

Three Mississippi universities ranked among the top 25 in the nation for new National Board Certified teachers — University of Southern Mississippi at sixth, Mississippi State University tied for 15th and the University of Mississippi at 22nd.

The top five school districts statewide by total number of teachers certified are: Rankin County with 182, DeSoto County with 133, Madison County with 123, Jackson Public Schools with 119 and Tupelo Public Schools with 111.

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Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, http://www.clarionledger.com

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