teacher retention

Ryan Finnerty

Consultants hired by the Hawaii Department of Education are meeting with educators around the state, seeking ways to improve compensation. On the first night they heard from many barely hanging on.

Pacific Air Forces

Hawaii has a well-documented problem recruiting and retaining public school teachers. At a meeting of the State Board of Education yesterday, Hawaii State Teachers Association President Corey Rosenlee revealed that teachers are now moving to the mainland at a record-setting rate. One of those teachers who recently left Hawaii is Kellee Kelly. After years of struggling to make ends meet, Kellie made the decision to move her family to the mainland. She now lives in Dallas, Texas.

The Conversation: Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Jun 22, 2018
Wikimedia Commons

TMT Supreme Court Hearing; Civil Asset Forfeiture; Teacher Resignations; Storytelling Show

The Conversation: Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Sep 26, 2017
Tech. Sgt. Kathrine Dodd / Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

Repatriating American Remains; ‘Grow Our Own’ Campaign; Waimea High Ag Program

The Conversation: Monday, March 21st, 2016

Mar 21, 2016

Teacher Shortage; Lullaby Project; Cesspool Follow Up; Cooking Demonstration.

Ongoing Public School Teacher Shortage: Asst Professor Jeff Traczynski

Strengthening Cultural Ties: TFA Thinks Local

Sep 9, 2013
Flickr / Eric Rolph
Flickr / Eric Rolph

Teach For America is a national organization that attracts recent college graduates and prepares them for 2-year teaching assignments in classrooms across the country. It’s been here in Hawaii since 2006, where it faces a unique set of challenges. Over the next few days, HPR’s Molly Solomon explores what’s being done to address these issues and how the program has changed in recent years.