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NCLB Year 5: Implementing the No Child Left Behind Teacher Requirements

Author(s): Jennifer McMurrer
Published: August 22, 2007

This report examines how states and school districts have implemented the No Child Left Behind Act's teacher quality requirements. The report finds that, according to state and district officials, the NCLB highly qualified teacher requirements have had minimal or no impact on student achievement and have not had a major impact on teacher effectiveness. The report also discusses state and district implementation of the federal requirements to equitably distribute experienced, highly qualified teachers among higher and lower poverty schools.

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