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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 (477)
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 (1040)
Teacher Assignment and Transfer Program (TATP) documents and links

Teacher Assignment and Transfer Program (TATP) documents and links

Posting #1 is now open

Here are the key dates for the Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) Teacher Assignment and Transfer Program (TATP) for the school year 2020-21.

  Friday, February 21, 2020  /  Number of views (13715)
Social Justice Summit 2020 presented by HSTA

Social Justice Summit 2020 presented by HSTA

Join us for a day of relationship-building, cultural exploration and inclusion

HSTA's Social Justice Summit is meant to educate and empower you to navigate complex issues in our schools and communities. Bullying and discrimination continue to plague our halls and classrooms, but what is the root cause and how can we address this problem on a deeper level?

  5/3/2020 8:45 AM - 2:00 PM  /  Number of views (551)
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 (1980)
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 (1126)
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 (2398)
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 (1189)
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 (1931)
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 (767)
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