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Special Education Teacher Shortage Impacting 48 States Empty Special Education Teacher Shortage Impacting 48 States

Sat Aug 21, 2021 4:44 pm
During the 2019-20 academic year, 14 percent of all public school pupils received special education assistance, according to the US Center for Education Statistics. However, special education teachers are in short supply in many schools across the country.

According to a US Department of Education spokeswoman, every state expects shortages in special education instructors for the 2021-2022 school year, with the exception of New Hampshire and New Mexico.

Some districts are offering monetary incentives to prospective hires because the need is so great.
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