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An Improvement and Learning Journey: Empowering Local Special Education Entities to Address the Special Education Teacher Shortage in Illinois

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  • Topics

    Improvement and Implementation Science > Action Planning, Improvement and Implementation Science > Coaching, Infrastructure Development > Local Education Agency Capacity, Infrastructure Development > State Education Agency Capacity, Policy > IDEA, Stakeholder Engagement > Communication Strategies, Systems Alignment
  • Author

    Kevin Macpherson, NCSI

The following resource is an impact story of how NCSI built the capacity of Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to design a state system of support to begin addressing the special education teacher shortage. The resource provides context for the intensive technical assistance focusing on improvement science, provides qualitative and quantitative examples of impact, and concludes with lessons learned from the partnership.