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Highly Qualified Teachers Enrolled in Programs Providing Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification or Licensure - Alternative certification or licensure is intended to expand the pool of potential teachers, especially in hard-to-staff schools and subjects. Congress wanted to know the degree to which states and districts used highly qualified teachers who were enrolled in alternative programs. Very small - overall across 48 states and the District of Columbia, 1.5 percent of highly qualified teachers were enrolled in alternative programs. (Policy and Program Studies Service, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, U.S. Department of Education, June 2015)...

America's Teacher Corps - The report proposes a new federal program, America's Teacher Corps, to support the development of effective teacher evaluation systems at the district and state level in order to keep the best teachers in the classroom, enhance the likelihood that more qualified people will enter teaching, provide opportunities for potentially good teachers to realize their potential through additional support and development and encourage qualified teachers to teach in hard-to-staff schools. Highly effective teachers would receive national recognition and, conditional on service in high-poverty schools, a substantial salary bonus and a portable credential. (Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings, March 2010)...

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