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Improved Teacher Quality Urged for Poor Classrooms

The U.S. Department of Education recently released a directive urging chief state school officials to address the lack of outstanding teachers in high-poverty schools.

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The U.S. Department of Education recently released a directive urging chief state school officials to address the lack of outstanding teachers in high-poverty schools. Though 2002’s No Child Left Behind Act mandated that states identify the causes of their “excellent” teacher imbalance, federal officials have not enforced state compliance. The initiative is intended to more equitably spread quality educators across schools of all income levels. (Washington Post)

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