Layoffs could lead more California teachers to special education

04/14/2010 | Oakland Tribune (Calif.), The

Laid-off general-education teachers in California are being encouraged to go into special education -- an area that often faces teacher shortages. California Teacher Corps leaders are encouraging teachers to take part in alternative teacher-certification programs that provides training in special education. "The teacher keeps the job, the students have a passionate, committed teacher, and the district doesn't have to go out and recruit when they already have talented people," said Catherine Kearney, president of the teaching corps.

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