10/24/2011

A proposal to make special-education teachers exempt from requirements to be "highly qualified" was not included in a revision of No Child Left Behind that cleared a Senate committee Oct. 21. However, some disability advocates, including Lindsay Jones of the Council for Exceptional Children, say the provision, along with one that would remove limits on the number of children with disabilities taking alternative assessments, is likely to resurface when the bill is considered by the full Senate.

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