What’s the Deal with “Highly Qualified Teachers” Under ESSA?

What’s the Deal with “Highly Qualified Teachers” Under ESSA?

July 16, 2018

In the latest installment of Education Week’s “answering your ESSA questions” series, Alyson Klein responds to an anonymous query from an educator who participated in the publication’s Every Student Succeeds Act summit back in May: “Is highly qualified teacher still required under ESSA?” The “short answer,” is: “Nope, you can toss the phrase ‘highly qualified teacher’ into the trash, as far as the law is concerned.”