SUBJECT AREA: Paraeducator Training
There are approximately 700,000 paraeducators working in the nation’s public schools and additional thousands working in private schools today. These individuals represent a major resource in improving student achievement and building stronger and more effective schools. Yet, there is a consensus across many educators that this resource has never been adequately trained and prepared for the important roles they play. Similarly, most teachers are not prepared to supervise, train, and monitor their paraeducator partners.