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.
It’s not too late to join the DOE for this summer’s Hawaii State Special Education (HSSE) Conference, “Together For Our Keiki," which takes place July 15 through 25 at various statewide sites.
Watch HSTA President Corey Rosenlee address Hawaii's teacher pay and shortage at our 47th Annual State Convention.
In the coming weeks, we may be asking for your help to submit and deliver testimony. Each committee announces their agenda with just 48 hours notice, so expect to receive requests last-minute.
After seeing the Cubelets in action at a technology conference, Queen Kaahumanu Elementary School special education teacher Mary Bonnetty searched for a way to get them into her classroom.