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