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Head of professional teaching standards board dies

July 10, 2015
By Walt Williams

Ronald Thorpe, CEO of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, died from lung cancer at his home in Norwalk, Conn., July 1. He was 63.

Thorpe led the Arlington, Va.-based NBPTS since 2011. The organization’s executive committee credited him with reinvigorating the group by pushing to make NBPTS certification the norm for every teacher.