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Senate Ways and Means Committee approves teacher compensation bill with amendments

Senate Ways and Means Committee approves teacher compensation bill with amendments

Lawmakers add $9 million to address additional costs

The Senate Ways and Means Committee passed SB2488, SD1 with amendments (11 ayes, 2 excused) Wednesday morning. Mahalo to all who submitted testimony on such short notice.

  Wednesday, February 19, 2020  /  Number of views (622)
Social Justice Summit 2020 presented by HSTA

Social Justice Summit 2020 presented by HSTA

Join us for a day of relationship-building, cultural exploration and inclusion

HSTA's Social Justice Summit is meant to educate and empower you to navigate complex issues in our schools and communities. Bullying and discrimination continue to plague our halls and classrooms, but what is the root cause and how can we address this problem on a deeper level?

  5/3/2020 8:45 AM - 2:00 PM  /  Number of views (81)
Teacher pay adjustment bill advances at Legislature

Teacher pay adjustment bill advances at Legislature

Educators give tearful testimony about how low pay affects them and their students

The Senate Education Committee Wednesday approved a proposal to appropriate $25 million to continue funding differentials in teacher shortage areas and adjust veteran’s teacher pay higher next school year.

  Thursday, February 06, 2020  /  Number of views (1265)
DOE's teacher salary study 'further justifies the need to take bold action'

DOE's teacher salary study 'further justifies the need to take bold action'

Teachers face a very high cost of living in Hawaii, which makes continuing in the teaching profession less sustainable

The results from an independent teacher compensation study commissioned by the Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE) show Hawaii’s cost of living and compression of salaries for experienced educators as the top challenges to recruiting and retaining public school teachers.

  Tuesday, February 04, 2020  /  Number of views (796)
URGENT: Testimony needed on teacher salary measures by Wednesday

URGENT: Testimony needed on teacher salary measures by Wednesday

SB2488 would fund salary compression fix, shortage differentials next year

We need testimony from teachers, counselors, and school librarians at DOE and public charter schools in support of SB 2488, Proposed SD1. Please take a few minutes to write and submit testimony!

  Monday, February 03, 2020  /  Number of views (1528)
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