NCLB rules could force out hundreds of D.C. aides

Federal education officials believe NCLB's mandate that teacher's aides working in Title I programs for impoverished children be "highly qualified" by June will help upgrade instruction. Union officials representing Washington paraprofessionals, however, fear more than half of their 700 members could lose their jobs if they don't complete coursework for an associate's degree or pass a qualifying test by the deadline.

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