September 10, 2003, Extra Credit
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September 10, 2003
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New "Toolkit for Teachers" Provides Straightforward Information About No Child Left Behind And Answers Common Questions

The U.S. Department of Education yesterday released a "Toolkit for Teachers" providing accurate, straightforward information about No Child Left Behind and the law's "highly qualified teacher" provisions in particular.

The Toolkit also includes answers to a series of questions frequently asked by teachers as well as helpful information about loan forgiveness, tax credits and liability protection for teachers, links to helpful Web sites, information about data-driven decision-making, and guidance on understanding the federal, state and local roles in the No Child Left Behind law.

The Toolkit is available online at

Teachers can also order a copy by:
  • Calling the U.S. Department of Education's Publications Center (ED Pubs) toll-free at 1-877-4-ED-PUBS (1-877-433-7827); TTY/TDD: 1-877-576-7734; FAX: 1-301-470-1244;
  • Ordering online at:;
  • Emailing; or
  • Writing to request a copy: ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398.

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