Texas is fighting changes to policy on highly qualified teachers

11/2/2009 | Dallas Morning News (free registration), The

Texas officials say they need time to implement changes in the way the federal government is interpreting how teachers are considered highly qualified under No Child Left Behind. Federal officials said last month that thousands of newly hired elementary-school teachers did not meet the standard because they did not take an exam that measured general knowledge. State officials say their method, which requires subject-specific testing, was approved by the federal government in 2006.

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