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ERIC Number: ED558131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Department of Education Educator Equity Initiative
Lindsey, Kevin
First Focus
On July 7, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education announced plans to enforce a provision of the 2001 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act meant to ensure that every student is taught by a great teacher and attends a school run by great administrators. The provision requires states to develop and implement plans to ensure that no subgroup of students is taught at higher rates than other children by inexperienced, unqualified, or out-of-field teachers. These plans are clearly necessary, as many states have never developed them, and no state has updated their plan since 2006. Additionally, minority students are being taught at higher rates than other children by inexperienced, unqualified, and out-of-field teachers nationwide. The Department's next steps toward implementing these new plans will decide if they are more successful than previous efforts or not. This brief describes the Department's plan to address disparities in educator equity through three provisions: (1) New State Educator Equity Plans; (2) Educator Equity Support Network; and (3) Data and State Profiles.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: First Focus
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001