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Highly Qualified Teacher Requirements


The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) eliminates the Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) provision from the previous No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law for teachers. However, State certification requirements will still apply. Additionally, pedagogy and content knowledge continue to be important considerations for local education agencies as they recruit and hire candidates for open positions, determine priorities for professional learning, and determine ongoing supports for practicing teachers.

Ginny Clifford
(603) 271-4196
Virginia.Clifford@doe.nh.gov

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