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Vote from home; Hawaii to conduct elections entirely by mail

Vote from home; Hawaii to conduct elections entirely by mail

Make sure you're registered now and your information is up to date

The Hawaii State Teachers Association encourages all members to vote and have a voice in the political process. Your votes in 2020 can impact whether our public education system thrives or stagnates in the years ahead.

  Friday, April 3, 2020  /  Number of views (1252)
Are you on track to retire? Free seminars will help you check

Are you on track to retire? Free seminars will help you check

Sessions open for HSTA members within five to 10 years of retirement

NEA Retirement Specialists offer free seminars to help HSTA members who are within five to 10 years of retirement.

  Friday, March 27, 2020  /  Number of views (5243)
Key House committees advance teacher compensation bill

Key House committees advance teacher compensation bill

Representatives received more than 600 pages of testimony from educators before unanimously approving the measure

Earlier in the day, teachers from Oahu and Maui delivered educator declarations signed by thousands of HSTA members across the state calling for higher pay for veterans and differentials for key shortage areas in special education, hard-to-staff schools and Hawaiian language immersion.

  Friday, March 13, 2020  /  Number of views (1665)
Research brief finds increased teacher compensation can lead to more equitable education in Hawaii

Research brief finds increased teacher compensation can lead to more equitable education in Hawaii

More than 120 island scholars have endorsed the findings

The brief focuses on how greater support for local teacher recruitment; financial assistance for teacher candidates in comprehensive, university-based training; and incentives that retain Hawaii’s public school teachers can lead to greater equity. 

  Tuesday, February 25, 2020  /  Number of views (767)
Teacher pay adjustment bill advances at Legislature

Teacher pay adjustment bill advances at Legislature

Educators give tearful testimony about how low pay affects them and their students

The Senate Education Committee Wednesday approved a proposal to appropriate $25 million to continue funding differentials in teacher shortage areas and adjust veteran’s teacher pay higher next school year.

  Thursday, February 6, 2020  /  Number of views (2531)
URGENT: Testimony needed on teacher salary measures by Wednesday

URGENT: Testimony needed on teacher salary measures by Wednesday

SB2488 would fund salary compression fix, shortage differentials next year

We need testimony from teachers, counselors, and school librarians at DOE and public charter schools in support of SB 2488, Proposed SD1. Please take a few minutes to write and submit testimony!

  Monday, February 3, 2020  /  Number of views (3064)
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 (1521)
DOE changes special education funding structure

DOE changes special education funding structure

HSTA has several key concerns about the changes and has communicated them to the DOE

The HSTA has reviewed the proposed changes to the way some SPED funds are distributed and has asked a number of questions, requested information and given feedback on our concerns with the proposed changes.

  Thursday, January 30, 2020  /  Number of views (2275)
New and renewing National Board Certified Teachers recognized for excellence

New and renewing National Board Certified Teachers recognized for excellence

Ceremonies are being held on Kauai, Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island

Teachers who won NBCT recognition for meeting the highest teaching standards were honored in ceremonies on Oahu Thursday, and will be honored next week on Hawaii Island, Maui and Kauai; 54 of them work in public schools.

  Thursday, January 23, 2020  /  Number of views (1240)
If approved by lawmakers, salary adjustments would bring $46M worth of raises

If approved by lawmakers, salary adjustments would bring $46M worth of raises

Thousands of veteran educators could be placed on the step that properly reflects their years of service

“This is a bold step to finally take care of this problem to make sure that every keiki in Hawaii has a qualified teacher,” said HSTA President Corey Rosenlee in testimony to the BOE Thursday.

  Friday, January 17, 2020  /  Number of views (3774)
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