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BOE approves $14.7 million in shortage differentials to start next month

BOE approves $14.7 million in shortage differentials to start next month

Second phase in campaign to end teacher shortage crisis will be announced in January

DOE, BOE leaders commit to a multi-phased approach to help end the teacher shortage crisis.

  Friday, December 06, 2019  /  Number of views (940)
Millions worth of differentials make up first phase of plan to end teacher shortage crisis

Millions worth of differentials make up first phase of plan to end teacher shortage crisis

Second phase will address teacher salary compression

The proposals to address compression, create shortage differentials for SpEd and Hawaiian language immersion educators and expand hard-to-staff bonuses are a positive step forward in the HSTA's five-year plan to end the statewide teacher shortage crisis.

  Tuesday, December 03, 2019  /  Number of views (4865)
Increasing hard-to-staff bonuses would ease Hawaii's teacher shortage crisis

Increasing hard-to-staff bonuses would ease Hawaii's teacher shortage crisis

The DOE needs to expand the complexes eligible and boost annual bonus amounts

The HSTA suggests significantly boosting the dollar amounts bonuses each year at locations plagued by a high percentage of unlicensed teachers, in geographically isolated complexes and where the combination of vacancies and emergency hires makes up more than 10 percent of the teaching force.

  Thursday, November 14, 2019  /  Number of views (2491)
Teacher shortage crisis forces principals to hire Hawaiian immersion teachers who don’t speak Hawaiian

Teacher shortage crisis forces principals to hire Hawaiian immersion teachers who don’t speak Hawaiian

Better support and incentives would help fill immersion vacancies

Being a Hawaiian immersion teacher is "more than just a job, it is a mission," say those devoted to the field, which requires huge amounts of extra work creating and implementing curricula in the Hawaiian language that's not readily available. 

  Thursday, October 31, 2019  /  Number of views (5215)
SpEd teachers say more prep time, pay would help ease special ed teacher shortage

SpEd teachers say more prep time, pay would help ease special ed teacher shortage

HSTA SpEd leaders say collaboration time and relevant PD are also needed 

The National Council on Teacher Quality reports at least 35 of the major school districts across the country already offer SpEd teachers a financial bonus of some kind, ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 a year. Hawaii offers no pay differential for SpEd teachers.

  Tuesday, October 22, 2019  /  Number of views (2035)
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