The Piladelphia Inquirer
Some Penna. teachers would have an alternative to certification tests. Critics say it lacks rigor.
By Dale Mezzacappa
Inquirer Staff Writer
HARRISBURG - A state Board of Education committee yesterday passed rules that will allow some experienced teachers to become "highly qualified" under the federal No Child Left Behind law without passing a content test in their subject, as is now required.
Hollister Free Lance
Wednesday, September 15, 2004
By Christine Tognetti/Staff Writer
Hollister - Tres Pi'os School Principal Lou Medeiros was pleased when he received the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) report for his school this year, but he wasnt ready to gamble on how students would score next year.
You can teach to the standards as much as possible, but if you have a low performing group, they may not score well, he said. Out of nine second-graders last year, three scored...
Akron Beacon Journal
`Highly qualified' rule rankles some districts
By Stephanie Warsmith
Beacon Journal staff writer
Superintendent Ronald Niemiec is confident Windham students are getting a good education -- no matter what the state says.
His small, rural Portage County district has the lowest percentage of teachers locally who meet the definition of ``highly qualified,'' according to data released last week by the Ohio Department of Education.
Colleen Crowder's classroom is abuzz with anticipation of 21 new relationships that the teacher will make Tuesday, the first day of school.
The Pattie Elementary School teacher's walls are covered by posters that emphasize positive character traits, such as compassion, respect, responsibility and cooperation. The requisite elementary classroom alphabet chart is posted above ...