The “highly qualified” teacher regulation–34 C.F.R. 200.56(a)(2)(ii)–which ensures that teachers still in training may be considered highly qualified, remains a subject of dispute. In my post of May 14, 2012, I discussed Congress’ action to ensure that these teachers continue to be considered highly qualified. The regulation at issue remains in effect until September 30, 2012, unless Congress takes further action to extend it for a longer period. 

Valerie Strauss summarizes the latest in this ongoing dispute that also has been before the courts. Teachers, administrators, and others will want to monitor closely any action by Congress between now and September 30, 2012.