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Learn more about the 2020 Complex Area Teachers of the Year

Learn more about the 2020 Complex Area Teachers of the Year

Sixteen educators from across the state were honored last week by the governor and superintendent

The Complex Area Teachers of the Year represent the best of the profession. Read more about them and hear from them in a brief video.

  Tuesday, October 29, 2019  /  Number of views (1880)
Ewa Beach educator honored as DOE's 2020 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year

Ewa Beach educator honored as DOE's 2020 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year

Top teachers from each complex area lauded at Washington Place ceremony

Cecilia Chung, a sixth-grade teacher at Kaimiloa Elementary in Ewa Beach, was honored Friday as the 2020 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year.

  Friday, October 25, 2019  /  Number of views (2959)
SpEd teachers say more prep time, pay would help ease special ed teacher shortage

SpEd teachers say more prep time, pay would help ease special ed teacher shortage

HSTA SpEd leaders say collaboration time and relevant PD are also needed 

The National Council on Teacher Quality reports at least 35 of the major school districts across the country already offer SpEd teachers a financial bonus of some kind, ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 a year. Hawaii offers no pay differential for SpEd teachers.

  Tuesday, October 22, 2019  /  Number of views (3238)
HSTA wins award for tobacco control efforts

HSTA wins award for tobacco control efforts

If feds don't act, the state should ban flavored vape products

HSTA was honored for its tobacco control efforts as deaths and illnesses mount from vaping.

  Thursday, October 17, 2019  /  Number of views (699)
HSTA members: Thinking of running for office? We want to help!

HSTA members: Thinking of running for office? We want to help!

Sign up to receive a free NEA candidate guide for educators

We will send NEA’s “See Educators Run: A Manual of Running for Office” to any HSTA member or immediate relative who’s weighing whether to make a political run in 2020.

  Monday, October 14, 2019  /  Number of views (735)
More than 1,300 people sound off about how to end Hawaii's teacher shortage crisis

More than 1,300 people sound off about how to end Hawaii's teacher shortage crisis

300+ showed up in person to talk about the effects of low teacher pay

Across the state this week, 335 educators, parents and students spoke out at a listening tour held by the Hawaii Department of Education about teacher compensation, while another 1,000 people answered an online survey that's still receiving feedback through Oct. 6.

  Friday, September 27, 2019  /  Number of views (3097)
On Hawaii Island, educators suggest ways the state could retain more teachers

On Hawaii Island, educators suggest ways the state could retain more teachers

Consulting firm holds fourth and final listening session at Keaau High School

“I advise every kid not to become a teacher, because it would be irresponsible for me to tell someone to get a four-year degree and not make ends meet,” Eric Hagiwara, a math, robotics, and programming teacher at Waiakea High, said.

  Thursday, September 26, 2019  /  Number of views (1581)
On Maui, educators who are parents worry their own children's 'education system is failing them'

On Maui, educators who are parents worry their own children's 'education system is failing them'

Compression, PD need improving to lessen the teacher shortage crisis

About 70 Valley Isle educators showed up to tell representatives from a Denver-based education consulting firm how difficult it is to live in Hawaii on low teacher pay and to suggest ways things can improve for teachers and students.

  Wednesday, September 25, 2019  /  Number of views (1145)
In Kapolei, teachers and students tired of low teacher pay

In Kapolei, teachers and students tired of low teacher pay

Listening session part of state teacher compensation study

More than 120 educators, students and community members spoke about the bad effects of low teacher pay.

  Tuesday, September 24, 2019  /  Number of views (2963)
What is the state examining in its teacher pay study?

What is the state examining in its teacher pay study?

Here are the cities a consultant is comparing with Hawaii

Here are the data points, research recommendations and cities that will be compared to Hawaii in teacher salaries.

  Monday, September 23, 2019  /  Number of views (1029)
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