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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 (1223)
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 (3084)
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 (1075)
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 (2015)
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 (1267)
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 (2134)
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 (1462)
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 (7616)
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 (1158)
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 (6232)
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