The shrinking number of special ed teachers adds to schools’ pressures. See more national education news here

| March 5, 2019

By Christina A. Samuels and Alex Hardwin • Education WeekPBS News Hour

The number of special education teachers nationally has dropped by more than 17 percent over the past decade, a worrisome trend in a career path that has seen chronic shortages for years.

An analysis of federal data by the Education Week Research Center shows that while the number of special education teachers was dropping, the number of students with disabilities ages 6 to 21 declined by only about 1 percent over the same time period. And as a whole, the number of teachers in all fields has gone up slightly over the past decade, as has overall enrollment.

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