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HSTA offers help to members, students affected by volcano

HSTA offers help to members, students affected by volcano

Pahoa Elementary teacher one of the first to lose her home; GoFundMe efforts for teachers who lost homes raise funds

The HSTA has publicized the GoFundMe efforts for Hawaii Island teachers whose homes have either been destroyed or surrounded by the lava.

  Monday, May 7, 2018  /  Number of views (1212)
HSTA victories: New funding source for schools, pesticide buffer zones near schools

HSTA victories: New funding source for schools, pesticide buffer zones near schools

Progress made on family leave, civil rights protections for students

Successfully advocating for a constitutional amendment on the ballot this fall to better fund schools is the HSTA’s biggest and most important legislative achievement this year. Here’s a list of the school-related bills that passed and those that we advocated for but did not pass.

  Monday, May 7, 2018  /  Number of views (1543)
Reminder – License renewal with Hawaii Teachers Standards Board (HTSB)

Reminder – License renewal with Hawaii Teachers Standards Board (HTSB)

1,400 teachers' licenses expire June 30

The Hawaii Teachers Standards Board (HTSB) has asked the HSTA to remind members that teachers need to renew their licenses in a timely manner.  As of mid-April, there are approximately 1,400 teachers whose licenses will expire this year, so they need to take action before June 30, 2018.

  Thursday, April 26, 2018  /  Number of views (1858)
Statistics show Hawaii at or near the bottom on school spending, which hurts our keiki

Statistics show Hawaii at or near the bottom on school spending, which hurts our keiki

Click on these links to see the source and background of these statistics which show how Hawaii's chronic underfunding of public education is hurting our children with low high school completion rates and Native Hawaiian students in public schools more likely to have unqualified teachers.

  Thursday, April 26, 2018  /  Number of views (2508)
Constitutional Amendment to better fund schools approved by lawmakers

Constitutional Amendment to better fund schools approved by lawmakers

Proposal will be on the November ballot

The State Senate Monday approved a bill to ask voters to decide this fall whether the state should be empowered to impose a surcharge on residential investment properties to help fund public education.

  Tuesday, April 24, 2018  /  Number of views (1148)
Isle voters likely to get their say on a property tax for schools

Isle voters likely to get their say on a property tax for schools

A final Senate vote is expected Monday

Following a two-year lobbying effort by the Hawaii State Teachers Association, a proposed constitutional amendment asking voters if the state should be allowed to tax investment properties to benefit public schools is all but set for the November ballot.

  Thursday, April 19, 2018  /  Number of views (1674)
HSTA’s 2018 legislative package unveiled

HSTA’s 2018 legislative package unveiled

Read about HSTA's proposed amendments to the State Constitution to increase funding for public schools.

Proposals for a constitutional amendment to create a steady funding stream for public schools, limits on standardized testing and a teacher on the Board of Education are included in this year’s package of bills HSTA is advocating for at the state Legislature.

  Friday, January 26, 2018  /  Number of views (1285)
Meet HSTA’s candidates for 2018 NEA RA state delegates

Meet HSTA’s candidates for 2018 NEA RA state delegates

HSTA members elect 15 state delegates as well as alternates to attend this year’s NEA Representative Assembly in Minneapolis.

The elections will be held at Institute Days on each island: Monday, Feb. 12, Oahu; Tuesday, Feb. 13, Kauai; Wednesday, Feb. 14, Molokai; Thursday, Feb. 15, Maui and Lanai; Friday, Feb. 16, Hawaii Island (Hilo, Kona, Hamakua, Kohala)

  Monday, January 22, 2018  /  Number of views (1427)
Meet HSTA’s state officer candidates

Meet HSTA’s state officer candidates

Vote in the election of your State Officers, NEA Director, and Alternate Director. Your voice matters!

The elections will be held at Institute Days on each island: Monday, Feb. 12, Oahu; Tuesday, Feb. 13, Kauai; Wednesday, Feb. 14, Molokai; Thursday, Feb. 15, Maui and Lanai; Friday, Feb. 16, Hawaii Island (Hilo, Kona, Hamakua, Kohala)

  Monday, January 22, 2018  /  Number of views (2206)
Ige wants to increase education spending

Ige wants to increase education spending

Governor David Ige unveiled his latest budget proposal Monday, announcing a package that includes spending increases for education.

The governor wants to boost per-pupil funding for public schools by $2 million through what’s known as the weighted student formula.

  Tuesday, December 19, 2017  /  Number of views (878)
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