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Research brief finds increased teacher compensation can lead to more equitable education in Hawaii

Research brief finds increased teacher compensation can lead to more equitable education in Hawaii

More than 120 island scholars have endorsed the findings

The brief focuses on how greater support for local teacher recruitment; financial assistance for teacher candidates in comprehensive, university-based training; and incentives that retain Hawaii’s public school teachers can lead to greater equity. 

  Tuesday, February 25, 2020  /  Number of views (717)
Campbell High freshman organizes rally advocating for higher teacher pay

Campbell High freshman organizes rally advocating for higher teacher pay

Another Campbell student produced a documentary about the teacher shortage

The rally, attended by students, teachers, and parents, was organized by Jahstyce Ahulau, a 14-year-old Campbell High School freshman who founded the group Fighting for Our Future, a student-led and driven committee to advocate for higher teacher pay.

  Thursday, December 19, 2019  /  Number of views (1429)
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 8, 2019  /  Number of views (6882)
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 (3037)
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 (1523)
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 (2879)
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 (994)
In Honolulu, educators, parents ask for higher teacher pay

In Honolulu, educators, parents ask for higher teacher pay

A listening tour and online survey are part of the DOE's educator compensation study

Anjelica Aires, a fourth-grade teacher at Queen Kaahumanu Elementary School, said, "I live paycheck to paycheck, even though I have a master’s degree in education. I’m working so hard for our students. Our responsibilities and our duties, every year, they add something, and we don’t get paid extra for it."

  Monday, September 23, 2019  /  Number of views (1851)
Members, community encouraged to speak up at HIDOE listening sessions on teacher pay

Members, community encouraged to speak up at HIDOE listening sessions on teacher pay

Listening sessions scheduled for Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island

The Hawaii State Teachers Association encourages members, parents and other members of the community to attend a series of listening sessions hosted by the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) on teacher pay. The department's goal is to gather feedback to refine and potentially recommend changes to the teacher compensation system.

  Wednesday, September 18, 2019  /  Number of views (4625)
HSTA President Corey Rosenlee: 'There is a dream that we can fix'

HSTA President Corey Rosenlee: 'There is a dream that we can fix'

Watch his address from our 47th Annual State Convention

Watch HSTA President Corey Rosenlee address Hawaii's teacher pay and shortage at our 47th Annual State Convention.

  Tuesday, April 16, 2019  /  Number of views (1374)
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