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.
Our members shared their desires about improving wages, compensation, benefits, workday/week, and general working conditions.
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.
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.
The Department of Education launched a system called ServiceNow to ensure employees receive a quick and accurate response without playing phone tag.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.