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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 (1646)
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 (2555)
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 (795)
[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 (1043)
Elementary special education teacher brings Cubelets to the classroom

Elementary special education teacher brings Cubelets to the classroom

Mary Bonnetty receives NEA Foundation grant for collaborative STEM project

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.

  Thursday, February 14, 2019  /  Number of views (779)
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