Pennsylvania eases certification rules for some teachers

01/21/2005 | Philadelphia Inquirer, The

Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Board of Education voted to allow certain secondary-school teachers, primarily those teaching students in special education, ESL and alternative schools, to become designated as "highly qualified" without having to be certified in the subjects they teach. While special-education advocates expressed concern the new rules are creating a double standard, others said the change would help districts hire and retain their teaching staff.

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