A major part of the NCLB Act deals with teacher quality and sets aggressive targets for teacher accountability. All teachers of core academic subjects were required to be “highly qualified” by the end of the 2006-07 school year, with teachers newly hired after the first day of instruction for the 2002-03 school year required to be “highly qualified” when hired (in some cases, later deadlines apply). Districts must use at least 5 percent of their Title I, Part A funds to help teachers become “highly qualified.”

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NCLB Educator Quality Requirements
Are you "highly qualified" according to NCLB?
TEA Information on Highly Qualified Teachers
NCLB: Paraprofessionals
NCLB Overview & Recent News
NCLB: Accountability

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