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HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS - Statute

9. Adds a requirement for state personnel development plans.
State personnel development plans must describe how the SEA will recruit and retain highly qualified teachers and other qualified personnel in geographic areas of greatest need. [653(b)(7) of IDEA]

Dialogue Starter - Cross-stakeholder

Reaction Questions

  1. What types of professional development may be effective in ensuring a teacher is highly qualified?


  2. What are the key components of a teacher improvement plan?


Application Questions

  1. How can you find out what training options are offered by your state to become highly qualified?


    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