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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 (652)
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 (559)
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 (10529)
Teacher shortage crisis forces principals to hire Hawaiian immersion teachers who don’t speak Hawaiian

Teacher shortage crisis forces principals to hire Hawaiian immersion teachers who don’t speak Hawaiian

Better support and incentives would help fill immersion vacancies

Being a Hawaiian immersion teacher is "more than just a job, it is a mission," say those devoted to the field, which requires huge amounts of extra work creating and implementing curricula in the Hawaiian language that's not readily available. 

  Thursday, October 31, 2019  /  Number of views (5214)
Learn more about the 2020 Complex Area Teachers of the Year

Learn more about the 2020 Complex Area Teachers of the Year

Sixteen educators from across the state were honored last week by the governor and superintendent

The Complex Area Teachers of the Year represent the best of the profession. Read more about them and hear from them in a brief video.

  Tuesday, October 29, 2019  /  Number of views (1075)
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