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No Educator Left Behind:
Charter School Teachers

No Educator Left Behind is a series providing answers from the U.S. Department of Education to questions about the federal No Child Left Behind Act and how it will affect educators. If you have a question about No Child Left Behind, send an e-mail to Ellen Delisio, and we will submit your question to the Department of Education.

Question:

Must charter school teachers meet the "highly qualified" requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act?

U.S. Department of Education:

Charter school teachers must hold at least a bachelor's degree and must demonstrate competence in the core academic areas in which they teach, but states have the flexibility to determine whether charter school teachers must be fully certified.

Read previous questions and answers in our No Educator Left Behind archive.

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