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Connecticut has plans to tighten it's certification requirements in conjunction with federal standards laid out in the No Child Left Behind law. Education officials say this means better education for students from more qualified teachers - but does "certified" mean the same thing as "qualified."
Today, Where We Live, we'll be joined by Education Commissioner Mark McQuillan about the new standards. We'll hear from educators - and we'll learn how some part time arts teachers at a New Haven magnet school worry that certification requirements might force them out of a job they love. We'll talk about the impact of Alternate Route to certification teachers - leaving their fields of study to teach, mid-career.
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