20 U.S. Code § 6602 - Definitions

§ 6602.
Definitions
In this part:
(1) Arts and sciencesThe term “arts and sciences” means—
(A)
when referring to an organizational unit of an institution of higher education, any academic unit that offers one or more academic majors in disciplines or content areas corresponding to the academic subjects in which teachers teach; and
(B)
when referring to a specific academic subject, the disciplines or content areas in which an academic major is offered by an organizational unit described in subparagraph (A).
(2) Charter school

The term “charter school” has the meaning given the term in section 7221i of this title.

(3) High-need local educational agencyThe term “high-need local educational agency” means a local educational agency—
(A)
(i)
that serves not fewer than 10,000 children from families with incomes below the poverty line; or
(ii)
for which not less than 20 percent of the children served by the agency are from families with incomes below the poverty line; and
(B)
(i)
for which there is a high percentage of teachers not teaching in the academic subjects or grade levels that the teachers were trained to teach; or
(ii)
for which there is a high percentage of teachers with emergency, provisional, or temporary certification or licensing.
(4) Highly qualified paraprofessionalThe term “highly qualified paraprofessional” means a paraprofessional who has not less than 2 years of—
(A)
experience in a classroom; and
(B)
postsecondary education or demonstrated competence in a field or academic subject for which there is a significant shortage of qualified teachers.
(5) Out-of-field teacher

The term “out-of-field teacher” means a teacher who is teaching an academic subject or a grade level for which the teacher is not highly qualified.

(6) Principal

The term “principal” includes an assistant principal.

Prior Provisions

A prior section 6602, Pub. L. 89–10, title II, § 2002, as added Pub. L. 103–382, title I, § 101, Oct. 20, 1994, 108 Stat. 3613, set forth purposes of this subchapter, prior to the general amendment of this subchapter by Pub. L. 107–110. See section 6601 of this title.

A prior section 2102 of Pub. L. 89–10 was classified to section 6622 of this title, prior to the general amendment of this subchapter by Pub. L. 107–110.

Another prior section 2102 of Pub. L. 89–10 was classified to section 3002 of this title, prior to the general amendment of Pub. L. 89–10 by Pub. L. 103–382.

 

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