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Incentives to Impact the Longevity of Urban Special Education Paraprofessionals

Tonya L Jolley, University of Nebraska - Lincoln


INCENTIVES TO IMPACT THE LONGEVITY OF URBAN PARAPROFESSIONALS Tonya L. Jolley, Ed.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2020 Adviser: Marilyn L. Grady Special education paraprofessional educators play an essential role in support of special education students from an academic and safety standpoint in public-school systems. During several years, a Midwest, urban school district, awarded a tuition reimbursement incentive to 31 paraprofessionals through an application process coordinated by District Human Resource Office. In the Fall of 2019, after three years, 16 paraprofessionals remained in the program. The experiences of the paraprofessionals during the three years are presented through the findings of this study.

Subject Area

Educational administration|Special education

Recommended Citation

Jolley, Tonya L, "Incentives to Impact the Longevity of Urban Special Education Paraprofessionals" (2020). ETD collection for University of Nebraska-Lincoln. AAI27956319.