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Union dues deductible on state taxes, not on federal taxes

Union dues deductible on state taxes, not on federal taxes

If you have any questions, check with tax preparers for advice

The state's official tax instruction book confirms union dues can still be deducted from state taxes, subject to itemizing and if your miscellaneous deductions exceed two percent of your income.

  Thursday, January 16, 2020  /  Number of views (18026)
DOE asks lawmakers to fund salary adjustments

DOE asks lawmakers to fund salary adjustments

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

Veteran teachers statewide would receive salary increases by moving up anywhere from one to five steps, gaining millions of dollars worth of salary increases if lawmakers approve a proposal from the state schools superintendent.

  Friday, January 10, 2020  /  Number of views (11035)
Frequently asked questions about teacher shortage crisis differentials

Frequently asked questions about teacher shortage crisis differentials

These FAQs will be updated as new information becomes available

Read specific questions about hard-to-staff, special education and Hawaiian language immersion differentials.

  Friday, December 20, 2019  /  Number of views (12121)
Campbell High freshman organizes rally advocating for higher teacher pay

Campbell High freshman organizes rally advocating for higher teacher pay

Another Campbell student produced a documentary about the teacher shortage

The rally, attended by students, teachers, and parents, was organized by Jahstyce Ahulau, a 14-year-old Campbell High School freshman who founded the group Fighting for Our Future, a student-led and driven committee to advocate for higher teacher pay.

  Thursday, December 19, 2019  /  Number of views (1496)
BOE approves $14.7 million in shortage differentials to start next month

BOE approves $14.7 million in shortage differentials to start next month

Second phase in campaign to end teacher shortage crisis will be announced in January

DOE, BOE leaders commit to a multi-phased approach to help end the teacher shortage crisis.

  Friday, December 6, 2019  /  Number of views (2846)
Millions worth of differentials make up first phase of plan to end teacher shortage crisis

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

Second phase will address teacher salary compression

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.

  Tuesday, December 3, 2019  /  Number of views (8968)
HSTA negotiations survey finds salary, cost of living top of mind

HSTA negotiations survey finds salary, cost of living top of mind

Step movements, reclassification and bonuses were also top concerns

Our members shared their desires about improving wages, compensation, benefits, workday/week, and general working conditions.

  Wednesday, November 27, 2019  /  Number of views (1151)
Increasing hard-to-staff bonuses would ease Hawaii's teacher shortage crisis

Increasing hard-to-staff bonuses would ease Hawaii's teacher shortage crisis

The DOE needs to expand the complexes eligible and boost annual bonus amounts

The HSTA suggests significantly boosting the dollar amounts bonuses each year at locations plagued by a high percentage of unlicensed teachers, in geographically isolated complexes and where the combination of vacancies and emergency hires makes up more than 10 percent of the teaching force.

  Thursday, November 14, 2019  /  Number of views (3448)
More than 6,300 Hawaii teachers have been robbed of step pay increases

More than 6,300 Hawaii teachers have been robbed of step pay increases

They should be placed at a step that properly reflects their years of service, raising their pay by thousands a year

About half of the Hawaii State Teachers Association membership, more than 6,300 educators, are being paid thousands of dollars less a year by the state than they should because they were not given raises during tough economic times.

  Friday, November 8, 2019  /  Number of views (6974)
Teacher shortage crisis forces principals to hire Hawaiian immersion teachers who don’t speak Hawaiian

Teacher shortage crisis forces principals to hire Hawaiian immersion teachers who don’t speak Hawaiian

Better support and incentives would help fill immersion vacancies

Being a Hawaiian immersion teacher is "more than just a job, it is a mission," say those devoted to the field, which requires huge amounts of extra work creating and implementing curricula in the Hawaiian language that's not readily available. 

  Thursday, October 31, 2019  /  Number of views (6878)
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