AUSTIN, Texas, April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Proximity Learning Inc. (PLI) is excited to announce the launch of a new and innovative Special Education Staffing Program due to the severe shortage of special education teachers for the 2016-17 school year. Through this program, K-12 schools throughout the country will now gain access to State-Certified Special Education teachers when they need them in order to meet the appropriate needs of each and every child.
How it works
PLI's Special Education program has two components: Instruction and Student Management.
Using K12 virtual staffing, Proximity Learning streams a live, highly-qualified Special Education certified teacher into each school's classroom to instruct small groups of students via PLI's groundbreaking video chat system. This atmosphere is intended to feel less like a traditional classroom setting and more like a tutoring session, ensuring that each student's unique individual needs are addressed and adequately met.
PLI's teacher will manage each student's academic plan. Specifically, they review and revise students' Individual Education Program (IEP) each year, co-plan with the core teachers, and meet with parents and school administrators. If any reporting is required for the state, PLI's teacher will fill out the paperwork to be submitted.
Why there is a need
With the shortage of special education teachers across the country growing rapidly each year, many schools find it difficult to maintain a special education program as required by law. With PLI's Special Education program, students receive the instruction they need and school districts gain access to a master teacher.
"We are delighted that through this new Special Education program, Proximity Learning can further pursue our mission to reduce education inequality in America," PLI CEO Evan Erdberg said. "Every child learns differently, and this program intends to help those who can benefit greatly from more individualized attention than a traditional classroom setting may provide."
About Proximity Learning Inc.: Proximity Learning Inc. is a virtual K12 staffing company catering to school districts ranging from elementary to high school. PLI has served over 150 school districts educating more than 10,000 students. Proximity Learning has been rated as one of the top K12 Virtual Staffers in the nation, boasting the highest quality teachers, most innovative virtual classrooms, and the reputation as a flexible learning solution to both public and private school districts. Learn more: http://proxlearn.com/.
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