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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 (1335)
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 (835)
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 (3191)
Deadline to apply for the Innovative Assessment Pilot Program is Dec. 31

Deadline to apply for the Innovative Assessment Pilot Program is Dec. 31

Grade 4 English language arts and grade 8 mathematics teachers are eligible

“This is Hawaii’s best opportunity to get away from the overburdening of standardized tests and move to something that’s better for our students,” said HSTA President Corey Rosenlee.

  Wednesday, December 18, 2019  /  Number of views (674)
Deadline approaches for teacher sabbatical leave during SY 2020-21

Deadline approaches for teacher sabbatical leave during SY 2020-21

Teachers may apply for one semester or for the entire school year

Teacher sabbatical leave applications are now being accepted for school year 2020–21. Teachers may apply for one semester or for the entire school year.  

  Tuesday, December 10, 2019  /  Number of views (1238)
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