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ERIC Number: ED526903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
Improving Teacher Quality with Communities of Practice: The Center for Improving Teacher Quality Approach. New Eyes: Meeting Challenges through Communities of Practice
Cashman, Joanne; Laflin, Elizabeth; Paliokas, Kathleen
Idea Partnership
The current environment framing education for students with disabilities--namely the requirements of the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001" (NCLB) and the "Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act" (IDEA 2004)--has challenged educators to achieve even greater success. Ensuring teacher quality is one strategy that both NCLB and IDEA 2004 have advanced for improving results for all students, including students with disabilities. However, implementation of the highly qualified teacher requirement in NCLB and complementary teacher quality requirements in IDEA 2004 has created many complex issues for state education agency personnel. This report discusses how the Center for Improving Teacher Quality (CTQ) at the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is using the Communities of Practice approach to improve teacher quality.
Idea Partnership. Available from: National Association of State Directors of Special Education. 1800 Diagonal Road Suite 320, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703-519-3800; Fax: 703-519-3808; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), IDEA Partnership; Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001