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Highly Qualified Teachers

Is Your Child's Teacher 'Highly Qualified?'

Jason Stanford | Posted 11.06.2013 | Education
Jason Stanford

NCLB recognized that the worst schools couldn't get better without "highly qualified" teachers. Unfortunately for Teach for America, their graduates didn't qualify.

D.C. Schools Alerting Parents With Children Being Taught By Non-Highly Qualified Teachers

Posted 11.05.2012 | Education

Letters were recently mailed to parents with children in the District of Columbia Public Schools system, informing them if their child was being taugh...

Teachers-in-Training Should Not Be Designated 'Highly Qualified'

John Affeldt | Posted 10.03.2012 | Education
John Affeldt

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

House Panel To Consider Legislation That Would Revisit Definition Of 'Highly Qualified Teacher'

Posted 07.18.2012 | Education

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...

Don't Let Congress Turn Back the Clock on Teacher Quality

John Affeldt | Posted 12.19.2011 | Education
John Affeldt

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.

Teach For America's 'Highly Qualified' Is Highly Misleading

Ilana Garon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ilana Garon

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.

Congress Lowering Standards for Teachers; Hiding Truth from Poor, Minority Parents

John Affeldt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Affeldt

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.

Congress Poised to Call Novice Teachers "Highly Qualified" and Allow Concentration in Poor, Minority Schools

John Affeldt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Affeldt

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...