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Increasing hard-to-staff bonuses would ease Hawaii's teacher shortage crisis

Increasing hard-to-staff bonuses would ease Hawaii's teacher shortage crisis

The DOE needs to expand the complexes eligible and boost annual bonus amounts

The HSTA suggests significantly boosting the dollar amounts bonuses each year at locations plagued by a high percentage of unlicensed teachers, in geographically isolated complexes and where the combination of vacancies and emergency hires makes up more than 10 percent of the teaching force.

  Thursday, November 14, 2019  /  Number of views (2458)
More than 6,300 Hawaii teachers have been robbed of step pay increases

More than 6,300 Hawaii teachers have been robbed of step pay increases

They should be placed at a step that properly reflects their years of service, raising their pay by thousands a year

About half of the Hawaii State Teachers Association membership, more than 6,300 educators, are being paid thousands of dollars less a year by the state than they should because they were not given raises during tough economic times.

  Friday, November 08, 2019  /  Number of views (5158)
Kauai teacher discusses Hawaii's low wages, lack of affordability on PBS Hawaii

Kauai teacher discusses Hawaii's low wages, lack of affordability on PBS Hawaii

Sarah Tochiki of Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School shares the struggles of being a teacher in Hawaii's public school system

"I think our biggest export right now isn't pineapples. It's our most educated children who are moving to the mainland, and they know they can find better opportunities."

 

  Thursday, November 07, 2019  /  Number of views (620)
Nominations open for HSTA's 2020 Pono and Friend of Youth awards

Nominations open for HSTA's 2020 Pono and Friend of Youth awards

Recognize someone who is making a difference in your community

The Hawaii State Teachers Association's Human and Civil Rights Committee is seeking nominations for its Pono and Friend of Youth Awards. Nominations are due Jan. 10, 2020.

  Thursday, November 07, 2019  /  Number of views (538)
Vote for HSTA's next members-only T-shirt design

Vote for HSTA's next members-only T-shirt design

Dozens of entries were submitted, now help us choose the finalists!

Members of the Hawaii State Teachers Association have submitted their designs, and now it's your turn to help us choose the finalists! Voting is open through Nov. 10.

  Thursday, October 31, 2019  /  Number of views (10496)
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