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HIDOE to continue shortage differentials next school year

HIDOE to continue shortage differentials next school year

The department issued a memo this week updating eligibility criteria

Shortage differentials that the Hawaii State Department of Education began in January for special education classroom teachers, Hawaiian language immersion educators and teachers at hard-to-staff schools will continue in school year 2020–21, after the department confirmed the eligibility criteria in a memo published this week.

  Friday, June 19, 2020  /  Number of views (2644)
LCC expanding teacher education program by hiring four new educators

LCC expanding teacher education program by hiring four new educators

March 1 is application deadline

Leeward Community College’s Teacher Education Program is looking to expand its team of teacher educators who are committed to teacher preparation in the Leeward communities and across the state.

  Friday, January 31, 2020  /  Number of views (1459)
'My first year as a special education teacher' by Liann Sanerivi

'My first year as a special education teacher' by Liann Sanerivi

A Barbers Point Elementary teacher explores the highs and lows of running her own classroom

"Having just come from student teaching and graduating, I felt that I was set and ready to take on the world and my own classroom. I was not prepared for the feeling of failure."

  Tuesday, January 14, 2020  /  Number of views (1411)
National consortium allows candidates to pursue PhD in special education for free

National consortium allows candidates to pursue PhD in special education for free

Two full-time UH Manoa students will be admitted into Fall 2020 Early Intervention/Childhood Special Education Consortium

The University of Hawaii at Manoa's College of Education is partnering with the University of Connecticut Early Childhood Consortium to develop experts in early childhood intervention for infants and young children with high-intensity needs because of significant intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  Wednesday, December 11, 2019  /  Number of views (1834)
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 6, 2019  /  Number of views (2736)
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 3, 2019  /  Number of views (8759)
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 (3135)
DOE allows walk-ins for Special Education Summer Conference 2019

DOE allows walk-ins for Special Education Summer Conference 2019

Enrich your skills, gain resources and improve practices for working with students with disabilities

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.

  Monday, July 15, 2019  /  Number of views (3426)
HSTA President Corey Rosenlee: 'There is a dream that we can fix'

HSTA President Corey Rosenlee: 'There is a dream that we can fix'

Watch his address from our 47th Annual State Convention

Watch HSTA President Corey Rosenlee address Hawaii's teacher pay and shortage at our 47th Annual State Convention.

  Tuesday, April 16, 2019  /  Number of views (1371)
[UPDATED] Priorities HSTA continues to track in the 2019 Legislative session

[UPDATED] Priorities HSTA continues to track in the 2019 Legislative session

Please be ready to testify with us!

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.

  Tuesday, March 19, 2019  /  Number of views (1421)
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