The U.S. Department of Education reports that 29 states so far have made substantial progress toward the NCLB goal of having all core classes taught by "highly qualified" teachers by the end of this school year. Nine states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, face sanctions for inadequate progress. The federal government Friday ordered each state to detail its plan for having 100% of teachers qualified in the 2006-07 school year.

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