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In Honolulu, educators, parents ask for higher teacher pay

In Honolulu, educators, parents ask for higher teacher pay

A listening tour and online survey are part of the DOE's educator compensation study

Anjelica Aires, a fourth-grade teacher at Queen Kaahumanu Elementary School, said, "I live paycheck to paycheck, even though I have a master’s degree in education. I’m working so hard for our students. Our responsibilities and our duties, every year, they add something, and we don’t get paid extra for it."

  Monday, September 23, 2019  /  Number of views (1924)
Apply now! HSTA hiring professional development specialist

Apply now! HSTA hiring professional development specialist

Work with us to provide PD to educators across the state

The Hawaii State Teachers Association has an opening for the Instruction and Professional Development (IPD) specialist position on the island of Oahu and is seeking someone to manage all aspects of the professional development program for the Association.

  Friday, September 20, 2019  /  Number of views (1209)
HSTA secures significant improvements to HIDOE PD

HSTA secures significant improvements to HIDOE PD

These changes come after HSTA filed a grievance over PD problems

The Hawaii State Teachers Association is pleased to have reached a successful settlement with the Hawaii State Department of Education after filing a grievance about changes and problems with the HIDOE's Professional Development (PD) Credit System.

  Friday, September 20, 2019  /  Number of views (2063)
Family musical features 15 educators in the cast

Family musical features 15 educators in the cast

'Children of Eden' runs through Sept. 29 at Kaneohe's Paliku Theatre

Educators from all over Oahu are performing in a musical about families, forgiveness and second chances.

  Friday, September 13, 2019  /  Number of views (1403)
Apply now for the 21 hours flexibility pilot program

Apply now for the 21 hours flexibility pilot program

Details on a new process that's generated great interest among our members

Tenured teachers rated “highly effective” have the option to flex up to seven of their 21 hours in a pilot program launching this school year.

  Friday, August 23, 2019  /  Number of views (7487)
4th annual Hawaii Youth Sustainability Challenge project-grant program launched

4th annual Hawaii Youth Sustainability Challenge project-grant program launched

It offers funding, training and mentoring for students to create environmental solutions

Oahu students from public, private and charter schools islandwide wanting to help their schools or communities go green now have a chance to earn funding to back their big ideas. 

  Friday, August 23, 2019  /  Number of views (1089)
New DOE AC policy will bring relief to many hot classrooms

New DOE AC policy will bring relief to many hot classrooms

The installation of LED lights has freed up electricity to install more air conditioning

The Department of Education is making it easier and significantly less expensive to install classroom air conditioning.

  Thursday, August 22, 2019  /  Number of views (5782)
Educators, here's who to turn to for help on your campus and beyond

Educators, here's who to turn to for help on your campus and beyond

Volunteer colleagues in your workplace can help you with a variety of concerns

Volunteer union representatives in your school or workplace can help you with various issues.

  Thursday, August 15, 2019  /  Number of views (975)
HSTA's Baby Shower to support members as they start, expand their families

HSTA's Baby Shower to support members as they start, expand their families

This free fall break event will cover leave, benefits and finance options

The event—which will be held at HSTA's Oahu headquarters on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 9 to 11:30 a.m.—will provide a one-stop-shop to address questions regarding leave, benefits and finances that come with a new addition to the family.

  Wednesday, August 14, 2019  /  Number of views (1154)
Free homeowner workshops at HSTA's Oahu headquarters

Free homeowner workshops at HSTA's Oahu headquarters

Members can attend a free informational workshop

Come to free informational homeowner workshops on Oahu, sponsored by HSTA's Membership Benefits Committee.

  Wednesday, August 14, 2019  /  Number of views (1061)
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