27 Feb Louisiana and Arizona Look to Address Special Education Teacher Shortage

February 27, 2017

By: Emmanuel Felton
Source: Education Week

Schools across the country have long struggled to find enough teachers trained to work with students in need of special education services. Lawmakers in two states are working to stem the shortages in their districts.

Arizona State Sentator Sylvia Tenney Allen has introduced a bill that would let any credentialed teacher in the state educate students with individualized education plans (IEPs). The bill, which won unanimous approval from the state senate and is now in the state house, has parents of students with disabilities worried.

“I think it’s a big mistake…

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