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Ewa Beach educator honored as DOE's 2020 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year

Ewa Beach educator honored as DOE's 2020 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year

Top teachers from each complex area lauded at Washington Place ceremony

Cecilia Chung, a sixth-grade teacher at Kaimiloa Elementary in Ewa Beach, was honored Friday as the 2020 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year.

  Friday, October 25, 2019  /  Number of views (1998)
SpEd teachers say more prep time, pay would help ease special ed teacher shortage

SpEd teachers say more prep time, pay would help ease special ed teacher shortage

HSTA SpEd leaders say collaboration time and relevant PD are also needed 

The National Council on Teacher Quality reports at least 35 of the major school districts across the country already offer SpEd teachers a financial bonus of some kind, ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 a year. Hawaii offers no pay differential for SpEd teachers.

  Tuesday, October 22, 2019  /  Number of views (1613)
Hawaii State FCU still has about $20K remaining in teacher grants

Hawaii State FCU still has about $20K remaining in teacher grants

Applications will be accepted until Oct. 31

The program allows teachers in the State of Hawaii Department of Education to obtain much-needed supplies, books, furniture, electronics, equipment and other basic necessities for their classrooms with grants up to $500.

  Friday, October 18, 2019  /  Number of views (3291)
HSTA wins award for tobacco control efforts

HSTA wins award for tobacco control efforts

If feds don't act, the state should ban flavored vape products

HSTA was honored for its tobacco control efforts as deaths and illnesses mount from vaping.

  Thursday, October 17, 2019  /  Number of views (260)
Most educators will see an increase in their next paycheck

Most educators will see an increase in their next paycheck

A step up on the salary schedule amounts to a three-percent raise

This school year, returning educators received a pay increase in the form of a step movement, moving up on the salary schedule.

  Thursday, October 17, 2019  /  Number of views (6867)
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