Oct 19
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Laura Stelitano Interviews with KARE11 in Minnesota

CLE research manager, Laura Stelitano sat down with KARE11 News in Minnesota to discuss the special education staff shortage occurring in the state and across the country. During her conversation with KARE11, Stelitano highlights issues of recruiting and retaining qualified special education teachers as well as possible solutions for improving work conditions for these professionals.

“Whenever there’s a shortage of teachers to hire, districts and schools may need to hire underqualified teachers or teachers who are emergency certified or not fully certified in the area they need to teach in. That’s a real concern for kids with disabilities, who need their teachers to have that specialized training and understanding.”