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The Knox County school board weighs an incentive package to attract and retain special education teachers.

by jesse fox mayshark • february 7, 2019

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A looming shortfall in special education teachers has the Knox County school board considering new financial incentives to lure more people into one of the most difficult jobs in public education.
Mountains of paperwork and mounting behavior problems lead to teacher burnout.
At its monthly meeting next week, the board will vote on a proposed plan to offer $7,000 over three years -- on top of regular salary -- either to new special education teachers or to existing Knox County teachers with special education certification who are currently teaching general education classes.
“It’s probably one of the hardest jobs in the school system,” school board Chair Terry ...

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