Free Paraeducator Training

You may have heard of Project PARA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a no-cost self-study program paraeducators and a second program for teachers who supervise paraeducators. However, you may not yet have heard about the latest update to the Paraeducator Self Study Program. As noted on their project history page, the project has been around … Read more

Analyzing the Role of Paraprofessionals

Charles Fox at the Special Education Law Blog applauds the work of paraprofessionals and asks the following question, “…to what extent do schools overuse paraprofessionals as a quick and inexpensive ‘fix’ instead of providing a certified teacher to teach students?” He then points to Project Evolve (Expanding and Validating Options for Learning through Variations in Education). He also mentions Categories Information Leave a comment

Places to go and Things to do at the Upcoming Conference

The National Resource Center for Paraprofessionals is getting closer and some of you may be wondering what you are going to do in your downtime – wonder no more! Check out our list of places to go and things to do for more ideas than you could possibly fit in during your visit. The list of activities includes a visit to the Mall of America, a Minnesota Twins baseball game and a Dinner Theatre.

Proposed Paraprofessional Regulations

The U.S. Department of Education has announced proposed regulations to implement the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) and invites public comment. So that members of the public will have as much time as possible to review the proposed regulations, the Department has posted an unofficial copy. The Council for Exceptional Children … Read more