Stabilization payments will help Hawaii retain its teachers

2021-05-24T09:41:04-10:00May 24, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

“For those who argue that the stabilization payment goes against collective bargaining, there already is a clear precedent of increasing payments to teachers outside of the collective bargaining process in Hawaii.”

Superintendent plans to discontinue shortage differentials that decreased vacancies

2021-02-14T16:03:28-10:00February 12, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The superintendent’s memo is misleading. While she indicates that the shortage differential program was a pilot, this is not the case. These differentials were enacted and approved by the Board of Education based on Kishimoto's request on Dec. 5, 2019.

HIDOE to continue shortage differentials next school year

2020-06-20T11:11:00-10:00June 20, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

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

2020-11-05T15:21:29-10:00December 4, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

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

2019-10-23T11:35:00-10:00October 23, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

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