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Millions worth of differentials make up first phase of plan to end teacher shortage crisis

Millions worth of differentials make up first phase of plan to end teacher shortage crisis

Second phase will address teacher salary compression

The proposals to address compression, create shortage differentials for SpEd and Hawaiian language immersion educators and expand hard-to-staff bonuses are a positive step forward in the HSTA's five-year plan to end the statewide teacher shortage crisis.

  Tuesday, December 03, 2019  /  Number of views (7894)
HSTA negotiations survey finds salary, cost of living top of mind

HSTA negotiations survey finds salary, cost of living top of mind

Step movements, reclassification and bonuses were also top concerns

Our members shared their desires about improving wages, compensation, benefits, workday/week, and general working conditions.

  Wednesday, November 27, 2019  /  Number of views (934)
HIDOE offers free Hawaiian language courses to all employees

HIDOE offers free Hawaiian language courses to all employees

Bargaining Unit 05 educators will be able to receive professional development credits

Beginning with the university’s Spring 2020 semester, all HIDOE employees will have two options to take Hawaiian language courses: enrollment in scheduled courses at UHCC campuses statewide or creation of custom courses for a group of employees.

  Friday, November 22, 2019  /  Number of views (1949)
US Census Bureau hiring for part-time summer work

US Census Bureau hiring for part-time summer work

Hawaii temporary positions include paid training, flexible hours, up to $22/hour pay

The bureau is looking to hire approximately 1,000 people in Hawaii, most whom would serve as census takers in the field from late May through the end of July.

  Thursday, November 21, 2019  /  Number of views (1646)
How to request payroll help from the HIDOE and actually get a response

How to request payroll help from the HIDOE and actually get a response

ServiceNow allows educators to request assistance without playing phone tag

The Department of Education launched a system called ServiceNow to ensure employees receive a quick and accurate response without playing phone tag.

  Thursday, November 21, 2019  /  Number of views (1552)
Band director honored by YWCA of Kauai for exemplary leadership

Band director honored by YWCA of Kauai for exemplary leadership

Sarah Tochiki named one of Na Wahine Alakai O Kauai (Women Leaders of Kauai)

Chiefess Kamahakelei Middle band director Sarah Tochiki was honored alongside former Kauai County mayor and councilwoman JoAnn Yukimura and Waipa Foundation Executive Director Stacy Sproat-Beck.

  Monday, November 18, 2019  /  Number of views (648)
EES FAQs: How to develop a Student Success Plan

EES FAQs: How to develop a Student Success Plan

Our EES Joint Committee has compiled a list of FAQs to help you better assess students’ growth

With Student Success Plans (SSPs), teachers and administrators are given the flexibility to determine appropriate assessments and measures of student growth. So when and how should you implement them in your student evaluations? How do SSPs differ from SLOs?

  Friday, November 15, 2019  /  Number of views (1186)
See the national touring play 'Legend of Koolau' at Doris Duke Theatre for $15

See the national touring play 'Legend of Koolau' at Doris Duke Theatre for $15

Educators receive $10 off tickets purchased over the phone to Nov. 23 and 24 shows

The historical drama is set on Kauai in 1893 after the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy. It is based on the true story of a cowboy named Kaluaikoolau as he fights to protect his family and community from a powerful rebel militia.

  Friday, November 15, 2019  /  Number of views (642)
Increasing hard-to-staff bonuses would ease Hawaii's teacher shortage crisis

Increasing hard-to-staff bonuses would ease Hawaii's teacher shortage crisis

The DOE needs to expand the complexes eligible and boost annual bonus amounts

The HSTA suggests significantly boosting the dollar amounts bonuses each year at locations plagued by a high percentage of unlicensed teachers, in geographically isolated complexes and where the combination of vacancies and emergency hires makes up more than 10 percent of the teaching force.

  Thursday, November 14, 2019  /  Number of views (3083)
More than 6,300 Hawaii teachers have been robbed of step pay increases

More than 6,300 Hawaii teachers have been robbed of step pay increases

They should be placed at a step that properly reflects their years of service, raising their pay by thousands a year

About half of the Hawaii State Teachers Association membership, more than 6,300 educators, are being paid thousands of dollars less a year by the state than they should because they were not given raises during tough economic times.

  Friday, November 08, 2019  /  Number of views (6442)
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