Highly Qualified Staff

Under Title II-A, states are responsible for reforming teacher licensure and certification, alternative certification, teacher testing for subject matter knowledge, and assisting teachers in becoming "highly qualified."  The goal of the program is to raise student achievement in the academic subjects.

Highly Qualified means that the teacher holds a degree in the field in which they are teaching, according to state and federal government requirements.

 

ESEA (NCLB) Flexibility Waiver

As of March 30, 2012, Georgia was one of only 10 states to have been granted a waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB)*. No longer will Georgia be bound by the narrow definitions of success found in NCLB. The waiver enables the state to hold schools accountable and reward them for the work they do in all subjects and with all students. Beginning 2012, the Georgia Department of Education will NOT release an AYP report. Replacing AYP will be the College and Career Ready Performance Index. For more information click here.

*Please Note: No Child Left Behind (NCLB) expired in 2007 and while many of its policies remain in effect, the law is now "officially" referred to by its original name, Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) of 1965.
 

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THE MISSION OF THE GREENE COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM IS TO EDUCATE, INSPIRE, CHALLENGE, AND SUPPORT STUDENTS TO BE PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS PREPARED TO COMPETE GLOBALLY
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