special education http://kgou.org en Teacher Shortages Continue To Leave Numerous Vacancies In Oklahoma http://kgou.org/post/teacher-shortages-continue-leave-numerous-vacancies-oklahoma <h5 style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica; font-weight: bold; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 0.5em; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 19.488636016845703px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">Teacher shortages continue to increase across the state despite small progress made last session via legislation that would allow </span><a href="http://ok.gov/sde/non-traditional-route-special-education-teacher-certification" style="font-family: Geor Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:41:13 +0000 eCapitol & Christie Southern 13669 at http://kgou.org Teacher Shortages Continue To Leave Numerous Vacancies In Oklahoma Study To Examine Options For Students With Severe Disabilities http://kgou.org/post/study-examine-options-students-severe-disabilities <p>Rep. Ann Coody (R-Lawton) hopes to find a good solution for children with disabilities in her <a href="http://ecapitol.net/BlogArticle.wcs?&amp;PageName=03UG0ZH61R">interim study</a>: placement options for students with severe disabilities.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Coody said the study was requested because state and federal laws require school districts to provide free public education for special education students. Currently 95,000 individuals, ages 3 to 21, are identified as having some sort of disability.</span></p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 14:17:38 +0000 eCapitol & Emily Summars 10828 at http://kgou.org Study To Examine Options For Students With Severe Disabilities