The state's official tax instruction book confirms union dues can still be deducted from state taxes, subject to itemizing and if your miscellaneous deductions exceed two percent of your income.
Starting in school year 2020–21, the Hawaii Department of Education will require teachers who provide direct instruction to students to obtain their six Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) credits within three years.
"Having just come from student teaching and graduating, I felt that I was set and ready to take on the world and my own classroom. I was not prepared for the feeling of failure."
Veteran teachers statewide would receive salary increases by moving up anywhere from one to five steps, gaining millions of dollars worth of salary increases if lawmakers approve a proposal from the state schools superintendent.