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NCLB FAQ: How Will States Define "Highly Qualified" Teachers? PDF - No Child Left Behind underscores the important role teacher quality plays in student achievement. The legislation requires that new teachers hired after the start of 2002-03 in programs supported by Title I, Part A, be "highly qualified" and all teachers, both new and existing, teaching in core academic subjects be "highly qualified" by 2005-06. These requirements will challenge states to examine their current teacher certification processes to determine their compliance with the law, and ensure all teachers have mastery of their content areas. This article outlines the decisions states must make in defining highly qualified teachers and provides examples of state actions. (Charles Coble, TQ Update, Education Commission of the States, December 2002)...
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