Video: Teacher Shortages in Special Education

The webinar recording will help reporters better cover the impact of teacher shortages on special education. Download the transcript below.

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About the Webinar

How do teacher shortages affect the classroom for students with disabilities and students who rely on disability services? How did schools adapt during the pandemic to continue to serve all students? What do families need?

The pressures staff face in public schools, exacerbated by the pandemic, often fall heavily on the shoulders of special education teachers. This then affects services for students who rely on individualized educational plans (IEPs).

Learn more about covering this topic by watching a webinar from the Education Writers Association. Panelists outline questions to ask and share advice about:

  • Building trust with students and their families
  • Finding public records within the confines of FERPA
  • Tracking down a network of advocates, local and nationwide
  • Learning what accountability means when covering this topic

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