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Parent Information on Teacher & Principal Quality

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) part of federal law affecting education from kindergarten through high school.

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Key facts and terms parents should know how NCLB helps their child.

Terms Every Parent Needs To Know About NCLB Title II

Title I

This is the part of NCLB that supports programs in schools and school districts to improve the learning of children from low-income families. The U.S. Department of Education provides Title I funds to states to give to school districts based on the number of children from low-income families in each district.

Title II

This is the part of NCLB that supports improving the quality of teachers and principals. These funds are used for professional development and teacher training.

Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT)

This is the term NCLB uses for a teacher who proves that he or she knows the subjects he or she is teaching, has a college degree, and is state-certified. NCLB requires that your child be taught by a HQT in core academic subjects.

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