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  News Release
The following is a news release from the Oregon Teacher Standards and Commission. If there are more details that we can provide for you, please feel free to contact us (see Contact Us).
  Second Meeting on new HQT Standards for Special Education Teachers
  Released: Monday, February 7, 2005 at 5:00 PM
The federal definition of "highly qualified" for special education teachers was signed by President Bush on December 3, 2004. A Stakeholder Committee convened on January 3, 2005, to discuss administrative rule proposals to meet the federal definition. Please see an earlier News Release dated December 13, 2004, entitled "New HQT Standards for Special Education Teachers" for additional information.

The following Stakeholder Committee was appointed to discuss a possible proposal for Oregon.
Courtney Vanderstek (OEA)
Teresa Ferrer (OEA)
James Sager (Governor's office)
Jim Green (OSBA)
Bill Beck (COSA)
Steve Williams (OSPA)
Carol Mack (Commissioner and public higher education)
Nancy Watt (Commissioner and private higher education)
Anne Jones (Commissioner and elementary teacher)
Pat Burk (ODE)
Salam Noor (ODE)
Rob Larson (ODE)
Nancy Latini (ODE)
Keith Menk (TSPC)
Pam LaFreniere (TSPC)
Vickie Chamberlain (TSPC)

The Committee will meet again on Wednesday, February 16, 2005, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Oregon School for the Deaf, Smith Building, 999 Locust Street NE, Salem OR 97303. Others attending will be invited to provide input.

The Committee's recommendations on administrative rules for highly qualified special education teachers may be considered at the Commission meeting on March 10-11 for an emergency rule adoption. If not, their proposals may be considered at the next Commission meeting on April 28-29, 2005.

Please see attached document for directions and parking information.


  Archived: February 20, 2005  [MH:211-1] 
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