2021-22 Regional Conference Leadership Meetings Summary

The 2021-22 NRCP Leadership Meetings were held prior to each of the NRCP regional conferences and were open to National/State Paraeducator Leaders. Such leaders are people who are engaged in activities to promote paraeducator leadership at a variety of levels within their respective school districts, states, or countries. For example: State staff. State or regional … Read more

2021-22 Regional Conferences Summary

In October of 2021, 225 participants from 16 states registered for our Western Regional Conference.  The Central Regional Conference, held in December 2021, attracted 63 registrants from 10 states.  Our NRCP Eastern Regional Conference had 134 participants from 20 states, including Bermuda.   In total, 421 participants from 33 states across the nation registered for … Read more

The Center for Technical Assistance for Excellence in Special Education

The National Resource Center for Paraeducators is excited to call the Center for Technical Assistance for Excellence in Special Education (TAESE) home (as of January 2021). Do not worry! The NRCP is still located in beautiful northern Utah at the Utah State University campus. TAESE is part of the Technical Assistance Division for the Institute … Read more

New Info for School Staff Vaccination Program

OSERS would like to share this earlier post from the U.S. Department of Education regarding the School Staff Vaccination Program.March 9, 2021Dear Educators,On March 2, 2021, President Biden challenged all states, territories, and the District of Columbia to ensure every pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade (pre-K through 12) educator and school staff member and every childcare worker … Read more

Back to School Special

We recently came across a couple of stressful accounts from paras of their first day back from school: I’m a paraeducator for children. Today was our first day. I am praying for patience. Not with the kids. The kids are great. My stress levels are so high after this morning, that I have a horrible … Read more

Para News Roundup

It’s been awhile since we’ve done a roundup of para news…

About.com Answers a Very Important Question

Under ideal circumstances, having a certified, enthusiastic, well-prepared paraprofessional can make an enormous difference in the efficiency of your child’s classroom and the implementation of your child’s IEP.

What is a Paraprofessional?

Are you a Paraprofessional Expert?

Think you know a few things about paraeducators? Why not take a few minutes to help some people with questions. Yahoo Answers is the largest question and answer site out there with lots great questions and answers: What’s the dfference of a teacher aide and a teacher assistant? Where is the best place to find … Read more

Welcome Back to School!

Last year, we posted a popular inspirational video of Dalton Sherman, a young man who reminded educators, “We need you now more than ever.” I don’t know if that video can be matched, but here are a few more to help you get excited about a new school year: Taylor Mali answers the question, “What … Read more

NRCP Website- What is Available, Where we are Going and How it Can Help You Presentation

Here is another presentation from today- this one goes through each of the sections of our website and gives a little bit of insight into some of the projects we are planning on working on in the coming months. Enjoy! | View | Upload your own Facebook page for the National Resource Center for Paraprofessionals … Read more

Henrico Prioritizes Pay Raises for Instructional Aides

More than 40 instructional aides from schools across Henrico County attended last night’s public hearing on the district’s proposed 2008-09 budget. Their message was clear: Instructional aides should make at least half the salary of teachers. One parent from the school district understands the importance of paraprofessionals: Caroline Nelson, a Henrico parent, called these workers … Read more