Calif. Group Sues Over 'Highly Qualified' Label

Gewertz, Catherine
August 2005
Education Week;8/10/2005, Vol. 24 Issue 44, p6
This article reports that a California activist group has sued the state commission on teacher credentialing, contending it is misleading the public by enabling teachers with emergency credentials to serve as "highly qualified" educators under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Mary C. Armstrong, the general counsel for the credentialing commission, said the state board of education approved the certificate as a way to recognize a subgroup of emergency-certified educators who had reached a certain level of skill and were working toward full credentials.


Related Articles

  • Bill Would give Mayor Control of L.A. Schools. Reid, Karla Scoon // Education Week;7/27/2005, Vol. 24 Issue 43, p4 

    The article presents information that a California state senator has introduced legislation that would hand control of the Los Angeles Unified School District's school board to the city's mayor. The bill would give newly elected Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a Democrat, the power to appoint a...

  • Seattle Schools' Governance Under Fire. Archer, Jeff // Education Week;2/7/2007, Vol. 26 Issue 22, p1 

    The article discusses a referendum set up by Washington state officials to vote on a bill that would allow school board members to be appointed instead of elected. Senator Ed Murray states that he co-authored the bill in response to negative feedback from his constituents regarding school board...

  • Bill Introduced To Allow Recall Of Board Members.  // Education Week;1/8/1986, Vol. 5 Issue 17, p3 

    The article focuses on the proposal of Jerry Evans, Idaho superintendent of instruction, that aim to allow voter recall for school board members who were facing accusations in the state. According to the author, Evans had called for lawmakers to take action on the issue facing school board...

  • L.A. Board Shuts Mayor Out on New Chief. Maxwell, Lesli A. // Education Week;10/25/2006, Vol. 26 Issue 9, p5 

    The article focuses on the decision by the Los Angeles, California school board to elect retired navy official David L. Brewer as superintendent of the city's public schools without the input of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who intended to have a hand in the selection. The school board recently...

  • UPDATES.  // Reports of the National Center for Science Education;Jan-Apr2005, Vol. 25 Issue 1/2, p12 

    The article presents educational updates from several states of the U.S. It is informed that May 3, 2005, was the final day for proposed legislation to pass in either the House or the Senate of the Alabama legislature. On June 10, 2005, the Alaska State Board of Education and Early Development...

  • Talk to your lawmakers about ESEA. Resnick, Michael A. // American School Board Journal;Sep2011, Vol. 198 Issue 9, p6 

    The article focuses on the reauthorization of the U.S. Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce in 2011. It mentions the anticipated passage of bills which intend to abolish 42 smaller programs, to create a charter school program, and to...

  • Reform You. Stover, Del // American School Board Journal;Nov2011, Vol. 198 Issue 11, p20 

    The article presents the author's insights on the school boards of public schools in the U.S. as the subject of school reforms. The author says that local school governance is a sacred democratic principle that shields the school despite budget shortfalls and plays an important role in school...

  • Moonlighting Scrutinized in Texas. Archer, Jeff // Education Week;9/8/2004, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p6 

    Earning a little something on the side has caused some big problems for superintendents in Texas, after a newspaper there revealed how district leaders often moonlight. In an ongoing series of articles titled "Extracurricular Income," The Dallas Morning News has shown how many district chiefs...

  • Update.  // Education Week;6/2/1982, Vol. 1 Issue 36, p3 

    The article reports on developments related to education in the U.S. M. Joan Parent and Joseph Row have joined the Commission on Pre-College Education in Mathematics, Science, and Technology. Oklahoma Governor George Nigh has signed an appropriations bill for the state's public schools. The...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics