From the island of Kauai, Hawaii comes a story about the important role that paraeducators play in the classroom:
I help regular education teachers modify student work,” Kaneshiro said. When she is in the classroom, Kaneshiro can see a lot more of what is going on than the teacher who is busy instructing the class. Because Kaneshiro works one-on-one with students, a bond forms and students tell her things they would never tell anyone else.
Link to article: Educational assistants, unsung heroes