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Minneapolis Parents, Teachers Plead For Help Over School Staff Shortages

25th October, 2022

[Source: Star Tribune]

Hundreds of staff vacancies in Minneapolis Public Schools have dashed educators’ and parents’ hopes for a more “normal” school year, particularly for children who need additional support.

Staff is stretched dangerously thin in special education departments at several schools, and educators from at least two — Harrison Education Center and Hall STEM Academy — are trying to raise alarm. Failing to provide the support promised in individualized education plans is both a compliance and a safety concern, they say. Some parents are also pushing back after realizing they’ve been sending children to schools without licensed special education staff.

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