Lynn Holdheide, and Jenny DeMonte
Originally posted by American Institutes for Research, February 17, 2016
“Teacher shortages may be the most acute problem in special education. For years, states and districts have struggled to find qualified people to teach students with disabilities… Though not a new challenge, its impact has intensified as the number of students receiving special education services has increased over the past two decades.
Part of the problem may be the recent decline in enrollment in all teacher preparation programs. And retaining special education teachers is especially challenging. Often, school administrators say, it’s difficult to keep new special education teachers for more than a few years.
What drives them out? And how can we keep them?”
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