Daily Archives: June 9, 2009

Is Red Clay violating Federal Law?

Title I — Improving The Academic Achievement Of The Disadvantaged

Part A — Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies

Subpart 1 — Basic Program Requirements
SEC. 1111. STATE PLANS.

SEC. 1119. QUALIFICATIONS FOR TEACHERS AND PARAPROFESSIONALS.
(a) TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS AND MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES-

(1) IN GENERAL- Beginning with the first day of the first school year after the date of enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, each local educational agency receiving assistance under this part shall ensure that all teachers hired after such day and teaching in a program supported with funds under this part are highly qualified.

(2) STATE PLAN- As part of the plan described in section 1111, each State educational agency receiving assistance under this part shall develop a plan to ensure that all teachers teaching in core academic subjects within the State are highly qualified not later than the end of the 2005-2006 school year. Such plan shall establish annual measurable objectives for each local educational agency and school that, at a minimum —

(A) shall include an annual increase in the percentage of highly qualified teachers at each local educational agency and school, to ensure that all teachers teaching in core academic subjects in each public elementary school and secondary school are highly qualified not later than the end of the 2005-2006 school year;

(B) shall include an annual increase in the percentage of teachers who are receiving high-quality professional development to enable such teachers to become highly qualified and successful classroom teachers; and

(C) may include such other measures as the State educational agency determines to be appropriate to increase teacher qualifications.

(3) LOCAL PLAN- As part of the plan described in section 1112, each local educational agency receiving assistance under this part shall develop a plan to ensure that all teachers teaching within the school district served by the local educational agency are highly qualified not later than the end of the 2005-2006 school year.

c) NEW PARAPROFESSIONALS-
(1) IN GENERAL- Each local educational agency receiving assistance under this part shall ensure that all paraprofessionals hired after the date of enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and working in a program supported with funds under this part shall have —

(A) completed at least 2 years of study at an institution of higher education;
(B) obtained an associate’s (or higher) degree; or

(C) met a rigorous standard of quality and can demonstrate, through a formal State or local academic assessment —

(i) knowledge of, and the ability to assist in instructing, reading, writing, and mathematics; or

(ii) knowledge of, and the ability to assist in instructing, reading readiness, writing readiness, and mathematics readiness, as appropriate.

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SPONSOR:
Rep. Schooley & Sen. Sokola

Reps. Barbieri, Kovach, M. Marshall; Sen. Henry

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
145th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 102
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO EDUCATOR LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION.

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Kilroy’s Spin.

OK folks short and sweet! Teach for America teachers cannot be paid with Title 1 Funding. The “federal law” requires all Title 1 teachers to be “highly qualified” in the core academic subject they are to teach. In the case of Title 1 that would be reading and math.

Red Clay is hiring these teachers as Red Clay teachers and not under the provisions of SES. Therefore, the law applies. They cannot be paid with Title 1 funding. The Red Clay Community Financial Review Committee will be in violation of federal law if they vaildate Title 1 funding for TFA’s.

Again, Red Clay’s involvment with TFA is nothing more than politics and “it’s only federal money” is bull shit becasue, I paid federal taxes and it’s my money too.

House Bill 102 that changes the means to certify a teacher does not superseded federal law that requires “highly qualified” Title 1 teachers. As you can see there are even ridged requirements for paraprofessional.

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