Retaining Effective Teachers Policy
The state should support differential pay for effective teaching in shortage and high-needs areas.
Hawaii no longer supports differential pay by which a teacher can earn additional compensation by teaching certain subjects or in high-needs schools.
Teachers who are National Board Certified are eligible to receive a $5,000 supplement plus an additional $5,000 yearly bonus if they teach in hard-to-fill schools.
Hawaii NBPTS Profile http://www.nbpts.org/resources/state_local_information/HI
Support differential pay initiatives for effective teachers in subject shortage areas.
Hawaii should link compensation to school and area needs. Such policies can help achieve a more equitable distribution of teachers.
Hawaii had no comment on this goal.