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More than 6,300 Hawaii teachers have been robbed of step pay increases

More than 6,300 Hawaii teachers have been robbed of step pay increases

They should be placed at a step that properly reflects their years of service, raising their pay by thousands a year

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.

  Friday, November 08, 2019  /  Number of views (4507)
More than 1,300 people sound off about how to end Hawaii's teacher shortage crisis

More than 1,300 people sound off about how to end Hawaii's teacher shortage crisis

300+ showed up in person to talk about the effects of low teacher pay

Across the state this week, 335 educators, parents and students spoke out at a listening tour held by the Hawaii Department of Education about teacher compensation, while another 1,000 people answered an online survey that's still receiving feedback through Oct. 6.

  Friday, September 27, 2019  /  Number of views (2229)
On Hawaii Island, educators suggest ways the state could retain more teachers

On Hawaii Island, educators suggest ways the state could retain more teachers

Consulting firm holds fourth and final listening session at Keaau High School

“I advise every kid not to become a teacher, because it would be irresponsible for me to tell someone to get a four-year degree and not make ends meet,” Eric Hagiwara, a math, robotics, and programming teacher at Waiakea High, said.

  Thursday, September 26, 2019  /  Number of views (887)
In Kapolei, teachers and students tired of low teacher pay

In Kapolei, teachers and students tired of low teacher pay

Listening session part of state teacher compensation study

More than 120 educators, students and community members spoke about the bad effects of low teacher pay.

  Tuesday, September 24, 2019  /  Number of views (1970)
What is the state examining in its teacher pay study?

What is the state examining in its teacher pay study?

Here are the cities a consultant is comparing with Hawaii

Here are the data points, research recommendations and cities that will be compared to Hawaii in teacher salaries.

  Monday, September 23, 2019  /  Number of views (639)
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