Appeals Court Curbs U.S. Rule on Alternative Certification

Federal panel’s decision centers on California use of ‘intern’-status teachers

From Education Week
By Mark Walsh
Published Online: October 1, 2010
Published in Print: October 6, 2010, as Appeals Court Curbs U.S. Rule on Alternative Certification

A federal appeals court decision striking down a rule making it easier for some alternative-route teachers to be considered “highly qualified” underscores a division between proponents of the traditional path to teacher certification, through colleges of education, and advocates for alternative programs such as Teach For America.

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