Behind the Headline: Court Curbs U.S. Rule on Alternative Certification

By 09/28/2010

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Court Curbs U.S. Rule on Alternative Certification
09/27/10 | Education Week News (blog)

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Court Jousters
Summer 2008 | Education Next

A federal court has struck down a regulation that allows Teach for America teachers and others working towards alternative certification to count as “highly qualified” teachers under NCLB. Joshua Dunn and Martha Derthick wrote about the case in the Summer 2008 issue of Ed Next. “When a law and social realities are seriously at odds, as in this case, administrators must employ flexibility and ingenuity to make the law ‘work,’ or appear to,” they wrote.

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