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HSTA's 2020 Government Relations Priorities

HSTA's 2020 Government Relations Priorities

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.

  Sunday, January 19, 2020  /  Number of views (702)
Millions worth of differentials make up first phase of plan to end teacher shortage crisis

Millions worth of differentials make up first phase of plan to end teacher shortage crisis

Second phase will address teacher salary compression

The proposals to address compression, create shortage differentials for SpEd and Hawaiian language immersion educators and expand hard-to-staff bonuses are a positive step forward in the HSTA's five-year plan to end the statewide teacher shortage crisis.

  Tuesday, December 3, 2019  /  Number of views (8967)
Kauai teacher discusses Hawaii's low wages, lack of affordability on PBS Hawaii

Kauai teacher discusses Hawaii's low wages, lack of affordability on PBS Hawaii

Sarah Tochiki of Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School shares the struggles of being a teacher in Hawaii's public school system

"I think our biggest export right now isn't pineapples. It's our most educated children who are moving to the mainland, and they know they can find better opportunities."

 

  Thursday, November 7, 2019  /  Number of views (1475)
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 (3097)
On Maui, educators who are parents worry their own children's 'education system is failing them'

On Maui, educators who are parents worry their own children's 'education system is failing them'

Compression, PD need improving to lessen the teacher shortage crisis

About 70 Valley Isle educators showed up to tell representatives from a Denver-based education consulting firm how difficult it is to live in Hawaii on low teacher pay and to suggest ways things can improve for teachers and students.

  Wednesday, September 25, 2019  /  Number of views (1145)
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