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.
Cecilia Chung, a sixth-grade teacher at Kaimiloa Elementary in Ewa Beach, was honored Friday as the 2020 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year.
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.
HSTA was honored for its tobacco control efforts as deaths and illnesses mount from vaping.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
More than 120 educators, students and community members spoke about the bad effects of low teacher pay.
Here are the data points, research recommendations and cities that will be compared to Hawaii in teacher salaries.