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ERIC Number: ED544275
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Highly Qualified Teachers and Paraprofessionals in Charter Schools: A Guide for Charter School Authorizers. No Child Left Behind Policy Brief
O'Neill, Paul T.
National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1)
The federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 ("NCLB" or "the Act") defines an aggressive, ambitious and multi-faceted approach for increasing student achievement and closing the achievement gap. Premised on the correlation between student academic achievement and teacher quality, NCLB demands that all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, disability or income, have quality instructors in their classrooms. To do so, NCLB establishes mandatory credentialing standards for teachers and paraprofessionals, in both traditional and charter schools alike. This Policy Brief explains NCLB's credentialing requirements and applicability to teachers and paraprofessionals working in charter schools (Part I) and examines authorizer responsibilities for ensuring compliance with these requirements in the charter schools they oversee (Part II). It includes a Model Checklist for Monitoring Compliance with NCLB Credentialing Requirements. (Contains 9 resources and 7 endnotes.)
National Association of Charter School Authorizers. 105 West Adams Street Suite 3500, Chicago, IL 60603. Tel: 312-376-2300; Fax: 312-376-2400; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Association of Charter School Authorizers
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001