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Teacher pay adjustment bill advances at Legislature

Teacher pay adjustment bill advances at Legislature

Educators give tearful testimony about how low pay affects them and their students

The Senate Education Committee Wednesday approved a proposal to appropriate $25 million to continue funding differentials in teacher shortage areas and adjust veteran’s teacher pay higher next school year.

  Thursday, February 06, 2020  /  Number of views (2263)
DOE's teacher salary study 'further justifies the need to take bold action'

DOE's teacher salary study 'further justifies the need to take bold action'

Teachers face a very high cost of living in Hawaii, which makes continuing in the teaching profession less sustainable

The results from an independent teacher compensation study commissioned by the Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE) show Hawaii’s cost of living and compression of salaries for experienced educators as the top challenges to recruiting and retaining public school teachers.

  Tuesday, February 04, 2020  /  Number of views (1282)
URGENT: Testimony needed on teacher salary measures by Wednesday

URGENT: Testimony needed on teacher salary measures by Wednesday

SB2488 would fund salary compression fix, shortage differentials next year

We need testimony from teachers, counselors, and school librarians at DOE and public charter schools in support of SB 2488, Proposed SD1. Please take a few minutes to write and submit testimony!

  Monday, February 03, 2020  /  Number of views (2790)
LCC expanding teacher education program by hiring four new educators

LCC expanding teacher education program by hiring four new educators

March 1 is application deadline

Leeward Community College’s Teacher Education Program is looking to expand its team of teacher educators who are committed to teacher preparation in the Leeward communities and across the state.

  Friday, January 31, 2020  /  Number of views (1359)
DOE changes special education funding structure

DOE changes special education funding structure

HSTA has several key concerns about the changes and has communicated them to the DOE

The HSTA has reviewed the proposed changes to the way some SPED funds are distributed and has asked a number of questions, requested information and given feedback on our concerns with the proposed changes.

  Thursday, January 30, 2020  /  Number of views (2114)
HSTA responds to House speaker's bill for taxes to fund teacher compensation

HSTA responds to House speaker's bill for taxes to fund teacher compensation

'HSTA will have to research whether this proposal has enough popular support to be approved by voters'

House Bill 2671 is a constitutional amendment proposing that the Board of Education have concurrent real property tax authority to fund teacher compensation.

  Wednesday, January 29, 2020  /  Number of views (865)
Moanalua ahupuaa workshop and curriculum free for teachers

Moanalua ahupuaa workshop and curriculum free for teachers

Aloha Aina Moanalua workshop open to teachers of all grade levels

It is the only place- and culture-based curriculum centered on Kamananui (Moanalua) Valley, the last undeveloped valley in urban Honolulu.

  Thursday, January 23, 2020  /  Number of views (739)
New and renewing National Board Certified Teachers recognized for excellence

New and renewing National Board Certified Teachers recognized for excellence

Ceremonies are being held on Kauai, Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island

Teachers who won NBCT recognition for meeting the highest teaching standards were honored in ceremonies on Oahu Thursday, and will be honored next week on Hawaii Island, Maui and Kauai; 54 of them work in public schools.

  Thursday, January 23, 2020  /  Number of views (1107)
HSTA's 2020 Government Relations Priorities

HSTA's 2020 Government Relations Priorities

Fund the schools our keiki deserve

We encourage the community and our decision-makers to join HSTA in advocating for our students and teachers to transform Hawaii’s public schools.

  Sunday, January 19, 2020  /  Number of views (589)
If approved by lawmakers, salary adjustments would bring $46M worth of raises

If approved by lawmakers, salary adjustments would bring $46M worth of raises

Thousands of veteran educators could be placed on the step that properly reflects their years of service

“This is a bold step to finally take care of this problem to make sure that every keiki in Hawaii has a qualified teacher,” said HSTA President Corey Rosenlee in testimony to the BOE Thursday.

  Friday, January 17, 2020  /  Number of views (3586)
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