Achieving paid professional development for education support professionals can be a challenge, but a New Hampshire paraeducator took it on and won.
“These are our kids and we have a responsibility for them that goes beyond just transporting them safely to and from school,” says Martha Alvarez.
One of the most important role for nurses is to advocate for the civil rights of all students, says Virginia school nurse.
In their struggle to be heard, Delaware workers assert themselves, gain leverage, self-esteem and improved working conditions.
Education support professionals are key players in keeping students safe, healthy, engaged, supported and challenged.
“We see the whole child, we notice their victories and their challenges,” special education paraeducator Doreen McGuire-Grigg tells RA delegates.
A dropout programs developer in Phoenix goes above and beyond in helping students overcome barriers to graduation.
The White House honored and celebrated the work of education support professionals (ESP) as “Champions of Change.”
Paraprofessionals and ESPs have come off the sidelines to become part of the decision-making process surrounding the Every Student Succeeds Act.