Lee Hale, NPR
Originally posted by NPR, November 9, 2015
“The federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, requires that every student have what’s known as an IEP — Individualized Education Program. And almost always, those IEP’s spell out that students — either some of the time or all of the time — must be taught by a teacher fully certified in special education.
And yet, around the country, that’s exactly the category of teacher that’s most in demand, as many states and districts are reporting severe shortages.
…So what’s the answer? Aggressive recruitment, says Trevor Greene. He’s the human resources director of Highline Public Schools, a 19,000-student district south of Seattle…”
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