Minn. schools struggle to hire, retain paraprofessionals

01/20/2013 | Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minn.)

Stagnant wages and more demanding duties are creating a shortage of special-education paraprofessionals in the St. Paul, Minn., area, officials say. Districts, such as St. Paul Public Schools, are tackling the problem by providing more training and transparency about what to expect when you're on the job. "It's a huge hurdle getting (paraprofessionals), and it's a hurdle making sure they're staying," special-education director Elizabeth Keenan said.

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