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URGENT: Testimony needed by Friday for major House hearing on teacher compensation

URGENT: Testimony needed by Friday for major House hearing on teacher compensation

SB2488 would fund salary compression fix, shortage differentials next year

The House Committee on Labor & Public Employment, along with the Committee on Lower & Higher Education, will hear SB2488, SD2 Relating to teacher compensation on Friday, March 13, at 2 p.m. at the Hawaii State Capitol, Room 309. Written and oral testimony will be accepted.

  Wednesday, March 11, 2020  /  Number of views (785)
HSTA modifies events in light of coronavirus concerns

HSTA modifies events in light of coronavirus concerns

State convention goes virtual, Social Justice Summit postponed

We understand the impact these changes can have on our membership and community. While we always hope that conditions will improve, the future of the virus and its impact on our islands remain uncertain. We have to make decisions based on the facts and information we have at this time, no matter how difficult.

  Tuesday, March 10, 2020  /  Number of views (103)
Education Innovation Teacher Challenge offers two $25,000 grants for unique learning opportunities

Education Innovation Teacher Challenge offers two $25,000 grants for unique learning opportunities

Grants sponsored by Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation and Farmers Insurance Hawaii

The Education Innovation Teacher Challenge will award two $25,000 grants to help Oahu and neighbor island public school teachers implement innovative and impactful learning experiences that benefit their schools, students, and the greater community.

  Friday, March 06, 2020  /  Number of views (472)
Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation offers Good Idea Grants

Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation offers Good Idea Grants

Grants of up to $3,000 available to increase student engagement, achievement

Grants of up to $3,000 per teacher or team of teachers will be awarded to support innovative projects that propose to increase student engagement and achievement.

  Friday, March 06, 2020  /  Number of views (520)
They're here! How to get your new HSTA member-exclusive T-shirt

They're here! How to get your new HSTA member-exclusive T-shirt

Mahalo to LeRoy Makekau and Cherie Serrano for creating our new designs

Our new member-exclusive T-shirts are in, and this year, we are offering two different styles. If you have not already done so, please submit your style and size to your head faculty rep.

  Friday, March 06, 2020  /  Number of views (3369)
Senate approves teacher compensation bill by unanimous vote

Senate approves teacher compensation bill by unanimous vote

Senate Bill 2488 now heads to the House for review

"This is a great first step," said HSTA President Corey Rosenlee. "The bill is now going to move over to the House, where we’re going to continue to work with legislators to make sure that we find a way to fund teacher compensation, including things such as the differentials and compression."

  Tuesday, March 03, 2020  /  Number of views (2826)
Contract offers protection should COVID-19 reach school campuses in Hawaii

Contract offers protection should COVID-19 reach school campuses in Hawaii

HSTA is working with the HIDOE to monitor the coronavirus outbreak in Hawaii

The Hawaii State Teachers Association has been receiving questions from concerned members regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential arrival on school campuses.

  Monday, March 02, 2020  /  Number of views (108)
Senate Ways and Means Committee approves teacher compensation bill with amendments

Senate Ways and Means Committee approves teacher compensation bill with amendments

Lawmakers add $9 million to address additional costs

The Senate Ways and Means Committee passed SB2488, SD1 with amendments (11 ayes, 2 excused) Wednesday morning. Mahalo to all who submitted testimony on such short notice.

  Thursday, February 27, 2020  /  Number of views (2384)
Research brief finds increased teacher compensation can lead to more equitable education in Hawaii

Research brief finds increased teacher compensation can lead to more equitable education in Hawaii

More than 120 island scholars have endorsed the findings

The brief focuses on how greater support for local teacher recruitment; financial assistance for teacher candidates in comprehensive, university-based training; and incentives that retain Hawaii’s public school teachers can lead to greater equity. 

  Tuesday, February 25, 2020  /  Number of views (640)
Free workshops aim to help members on road to homeownership

Free workshops aim to help members on road to homeownership

Online sessions provided by Hawaii HomeOwnership Center

Interested in purchasing a home, but don't know if you have the resources? The Hawaii State Teachers Association is partnering with the Hawaii HomeOwnership Center (HHOC) to provide informational workshops for members.

  Friday, February 21, 2020  /  Number of views (1189)
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