Sunday, May 10, 2009

Support, mentoring aids retention of special-education teachers

Key Center teacher Beth Curtis, described by the Springfield school's principal as "a natural," works with student Carlos Hinojosa-Castro. (Photos By Dominic Bracco Ii For The Washington Post)

School districts nationwide are reporting shortages of certified special-education teachers. The position has one of the highest attrition rates among educators. Administrators say successful retention of special-education teachers involves mentoring, training and support. The Washington Post

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