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HSTA's longest-serving executive director dies

HSTA's longest-serving executive director dies

John Radcliffe was a teacher on the mainland before moving to Hawaii for the job at HSTA

John Radcliffe, who was executive director of the Hawaii State Teachers Association from 1975 to 1988, died Tuesday night after a long battle with cancer.

  Wednesday, August 12, 2020  /  Number of views (699)
Write to the Board of Education to urge continued funding for teacher shortage differentials

Write to the Board of Education to urge continued funding for teacher shortage differentials

HIDOE wants to defer differentials next school year, even though they helped fill vacancies

In spite of new data showing they were effective, a proposal before the Hawaii State Board of Education (BOE) aims to defer millions of dollars in shortage differentials that the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) began in January for special education classroom teachers, Hawaiian language immersion educators, and educators at hard-to-staff schools.

  Friday, July 17, 2020  /  Number of views (5589)
HSTA president addresses national meeting to boost relief for schools, states during pandemic

HSTA president addresses national meeting to boost relief for schools, states during pandemic

Members can get involved to pressure Congress to pass the $3 trillion aid package

HSTA President Corey Rosenlee told a National Education Association tele-town hall audience Thursday about the HSTA’s successful efforts to fight a proposal that would have cut the pay of teachers and other state workers in the islands.

  Thursday, May 14, 2020  /  Number of views (939)
What's in the latest congressional pandemic aid package for schools, teachers

What's in the latest congressional pandemic aid package for schools, teachers

House Democrats' proposal would double the educator tax deduction, extend student loan holiday until October

Here is a breakdown of key education-related proposals in the House Democrats' $3 trillion package advocated by the National Education Association.

 

  Wednesday, May 13, 2020  /  Number of views (1208)
Ige's message to state workers: ‘No immediate need to consider pay cuts’

Ige's message to state workers: ‘No immediate need to consider pay cuts’

The governor made the announcement in a video late Tuesday

“There is no immediate need to consider pay cuts or furloughs. This is the last thing that anyone wants to do, and I’m hopeful that we will find ways to narrow the budget gap," Gov. David Ige said Tuesday.

  Tuesday, May 12, 2020  /  Number of views (2108)
$1 trillion for states, cities in new $3 trillion congressional aid package

$1 trillion for states, cities in new $3 trillion congressional aid package

Aid would eliminate the need for Hawaii pay cuts or furloughs to maintain critical services

Hawaii State Teachers Association President Corey Rosenelee said the plan will “ensure the U.S. supports the neediest in our society and will fund a trillion dollars to support state and local governments. If approved, this bill could give Hawaii enough funding to ensure we can avoid pay cuts for state employees, including teachers.”

  Tuesday, May 12, 2020  /  Number of views (716)
Maui NEA RA delegate pushes through judicial code of conduct amendment

Maui NEA RA delegate pushes through judicial code of conduct amendment

Delegates also back 100% college loan forgiveness for educators

The Kamehameha III Elementary teacher and Maui NEA RA delegate tried for four years to get a legislative amendment approved supporting a judicial code of conduct for the justices of the Supreme Court.

  Thursday, July 11, 2019  /  Number of views (1001)
Con Am illuminated school funding crisis

Con Am illuminated school funding crisis

Gov, schools superintendent call for more school resources, better pay

Even though the state Supreme Court blocked voters from deciding on the constitutional amendment to better fund our schools, the HSTA’s Con Am campaign helped focus attention on chronic public school underfunding, low teacher pay and the negative consequences those problems have on students.

  Friday, October 26, 2018  /  Number of views (1095)
Parent and children’s groups back constitutional amendment

Parent and children’s groups back constitutional amendment

Allies of education fight back against misleading criticism of proposal

A coalition of parents, children’s and community groups spoke in favor of a constitutional amendment Thursday, as some county government and business leaders made misleading complaints about the proposal.

  Thursday, October 4, 2018  /  Number of views (1539)
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