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Free sessions show you how to make a difference at the state Legislature

Free sessions show you how to make a difference at the state Legislature

Learn how to submit testimony, track bills, and communicate with lawmakers

This month, the Public Access Room will be on Hawaii Island (Sept. 9–13), Maui (Sept. 16–19), and Kauai (Sept. 23–25) as part of its annual outreach. Additional presentations on Oahu, Molokai, and Lanai will be scheduled for later this fall.

  Tuesday, September 03, 2019  /  Number of views (270)
Legislative session brings some good news for educators

Legislative session brings some good news for educators

Teachers will no longer front HTSB fees; Lawmakers approve huge schools construction budget increase

Lawmakers passed a law which will now use general fund monies to fund the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) instead of using licensing fees paid by teachers.

  Tuesday, May 07, 2019  /  Number of views (706)
[UPDATED] Priorities HSTA continues to track in the 2019 Legislative session

[UPDATED] Priorities HSTA continues to track in the 2019 Legislative session

Please be ready to testify with us!

In the coming weeks, we may be asking for your help to submit and deliver testimony. Each committee announces their agenda with just 48 hours notice, so expect to receive requests last-minute.

  Tuesday, March 19, 2019  /  Number of views (958)
Hawaii lawmakers address education on opening day of 2019 legislative session

Hawaii lawmakers address education on opening day of 2019 legislative session

“We need to create a Hawaii that our children will choose to come back to.”

Lawmakers say one of their goals is to make Hawaii a more affordable place to live, and education plays a significant role.

  Wednesday, January 16, 2019  /  Number of views (963)
Priorities for HSTA's Government Relations Committee in 2019

Priorities for HSTA's Government Relations Committee in 2019

How to fund the schools our keiki deserve

We encourage the community and our decision-makers to join HSTA in advocating for our students and teachers to transform Hawaii’s public schools.

  Monday, January 14, 2019  /  Number of views (639)
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