State Board of Education changes regulations regarding substitute teachers

    JUNEAU, Alaska (KINY) - The Alaska Board of Education is getting rid of the term "highly qualified teachers" when it comes to substitutes.

    At a meeting in Juneau last week, the board adopted a new regulation requiring that substitute teachers simply be certified. The "highly qualified" requirement came from the No Child Left Behind act, which has since replaced by newer federal law.

    Retired teachers may also sub for as long as 120 days, up from the previous limit of 20.

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