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Shortage differentials to continue following passionate testimony before the Board of Education

Shortage differentials to continue following passionate testimony before the Board of Education

Board takes no action on proposed suspension in light of ‘promises and commitments’

HSTA President Corey Rosenlee says the differentials “worked better than our dreams ever imagined,” and not just by filling the actual positions. Rosenlee says higher education programs that funnel educators into these positions also saw a significant increase.

  Thursday, July 23, 2020  /  Number of views (3003)
HSTA urges state, Board of Education to delay return of students to campus

HSTA urges state, Board of Education to delay return of students to campus

Schools are woefully underprepared to minimize risk of COVID-19

The HIDOE and DOH need more time to properly create and implement health strategies to minimize the spread of COVID-19, and schools need more time to prepare educators for an online environment.

  Tuesday, July 21, 2020  /  Number of views (6589)
Senators express concern about schools reopening Aug. 4

Senators express concern about schools reopening Aug. 4

HSTA seeks answers to critical questions from HIDOE

While the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) believes in the importance of ensuring students are provided instructional services in school year 2020–21, it should not be at the cost of a safe educational environment.

  Friday, July 17, 2020  /  Number of views (4521)
HSTA and HIDOE reach agreement on distancing of students in classrooms

HSTA and HIDOE reach agreement on distancing of students in classrooms

6 feet will be the rule with HSTA approving any exceptions

We are pleased to report that the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) and Schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto have reached a resolution on distancing of students in classrooms and face-covering requirements.

  Monday, July 13, 2020  /  Number of views (13156)
BOE defers approval of school reopening agreement

BOE defers approval of school reopening agreement

A record number of educators submitted testimony concerned about distancing, mask requirements

After a record number of educators and parents expressed concerns about unsafe social distancing protocols that violate a school reopening agreement between the state and Hawaii State Teachers Association, the Hawaii State Board of Education Thursday night voted to defer approval of the deal.

  Thursday, July 9, 2020  /  Number of views (11561)
Addressing your questions and concerns about coronavirus at school

Addressing your questions and concerns about coronavirus at school

There are protections in the contract should COVID-19 reach school campuses in Hawaii

The Hawaii State Teachers Association is working closely with the Hawaii State Department of Education on this matter and will update members as needed.

  Friday, May 29, 2020  /  Number of views (55928)
Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation offers Good Idea Grants

Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation offers Good Idea Grants

Grants of up to $3,000 available to increase student engagement, achievement

Grants of up to $3,000 per teacher or team of teachers will be awarded to support innovative projects that propose to increase student engagement and achievement.

  Friday, March 6, 2020  /  Number of views (755)
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 6, 2020  /  Number of views (2798)
HIDOE's teacher salary study 'further justifies the need to take bold action'

HIDOE'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 4, 2020  /  Number of views (1654)
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 (4040)
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