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.
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."
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.
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.
Educators from all over Oahu are performing in a musical about families, forgiveness and second chances.
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.
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.
The Department of Education is making it easier and significantly less expensive to install classroom air conditioning.