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HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS - Statute

7. Adds a policy statement.
In implementing Section 612 of IDEA, a state shall adopt a policy that includes a requirement that LEAs in the state take measurable steps to recruit, hire, train and retain highly qualified personnel to provide special education and related services under Part B to children with disabilities. [612(a)(14)(D) of IDEA]

Dialogue Starter - Cross-stakeholder

Reaction Questions

  1. Who shares the responsibility to help ensure teachers meet highly qualified requirements?


  2. Who shares the responsibility to help ensure related service providers meet qualification requirements?


Application Questions

  1. In your view, how will these requirements impact teaching assignments?


  2. In your view, how will these requirements impact related services?


    These questions were developed by the following stakeholders working together:


    Role: National Researcher
    Location: Florida

    Role: Superintendent
    Location: Illinois

    Role: Special Education Teacher
    Location: Pennsylvania

    Role: School Division–National Related Service Provider organization
    Location: Maryland

    Role: Local Special Education Director
    Location: Connecticut

    Role: National Technical Assistance Provider
    Location: California

    Role: National Technical Assistance Provider
    Location: Colorado

    Role: Government Relations–National Related Service Provider organization
    Location: Maryland