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