NCLB recognized that the worst schools couldn't get better without "highly qualified" teachers. Unfortunately for Teach for America, their graduates didn't qualify.
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Letters were recently mailed to parents with children in the District of Columbia Public Schools system, informing them if their child was being taugh...
Let's call the HQT amendment what it really is: a farce of a law that undermines equal access to fully trained teachers for our neediest students
A U.S. House appropriations subcommittee is set to vote on legislation that would allow students still learning to be teachers to be considered “hig...
Let's hope Congress corrects the mistake it made last year and finally fulfills the promise to provide all students with qualified and effective teachers. Our future depends on it.
Allowing novices to be considered "highly qualified" under the new Continuing Resolution amendment absolves school districts of their responsibility to attract teachers who possess true skill and experience.
The provision at issue proposes to call novice teachers still learning how to teach in alternative preparation programs on nights and weekends "highly qualified" under No Child Left Behind.
Buried deep in the nearly 2,000 page Senate omnibus appropriations bill that Harry Reid pulled Thursday night was an amendment slipped in on Tuesday t...
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