How NCLB Defines “Highly Qualified”

December 2009 As part of NCLB’s intention to improve teacher quality and, thus, outcomes for children, it requires local educational agencies (LEAs) to ensure that all teachers hired to teach core academic subjects in Title I programs are highly qualified. In general, a “highly qualified teacher” is one with: full certification, a bachelor’s degree, and demonstrated competence in subject knowledge and teaching. ______________________________ NCLB's … [Read more...]


Alert! Alert! Because NICHCY's website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date. The new address of Paraprofessionals at the CPIR is: Updated February 2013My kids continued to grow and develop as learners in a happy and caring classroom community. … [Read more...]

The Law, Regulations, and Policy Guidance

January 2011 Welcome to NICHCY's resource page on the No Child Left Behind—the nation's general education law. Here, you can connect with: the statute (the law as passed by Congress and signed by the President), NCLB's official implementing regulations, and policy guidance from the U.S. Department of Education. _______________________ The Law (Statute) Current Name: The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 Public Law (P.L.) Number: PL 107-110 Passed … [Read more...]

NOTICE: NICHCY is going away, but its resources are not. Find hundreds of legacy NICHCY publications, as well as our training curriculum on IDEA 2004, in the Center for Parent Information and Resources' Library at This website will remain available until September 30, 2014. After that date, web visitors will be automatically redirected to