20 U.S. Code § 6682 - Definitions
In this division:
(1) Eligible participant
The term “eligible participant” means—
(A) an individual with substantial, demonstrable career experience, including a highly qualified paraprofessional; or
(B) an individual who is a graduate of an institution of higher education who—
(i) has graduated not more than 3 years before applying to an eligible entity to teach under this division; and
(2) High-need local educational agency
The term “high-need local educational agency” has the meaning given the term in section 6602 of this title.
(3) High-need school
The term “high-need school” means a school that—
(A) is located in an area in which the percentage of students from families with incomes below the poverty line is 30 percent or more; or
(i) is located in an area with a high percentage of out-of-field teachers, as defined in section 6602 of this title;
(ii) is within the top quartile of elementary schools and secondary schools statewide, as ranked by the number of unfilled, available teacher positions at the schools;
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