Stabilization payments will help Hawaii retain its teachers

2021-05-24T09:41:04-10:00May 24, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

“For those who argue that the stabilization payment goes against collective bargaining, there already is a clear precedent of increasing payments to teachers outside of the collective bargaining process in Hawaii.”

Hirono, Booker announce bill to improve K-12 distance, blended learning during COVID-19

2020-11-05T15:58:03-10:00October 10, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

U.S. Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (D, Hawaii), along with her colleague U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D, N.J.) announced their plan Friday to introduce the Learning Opportunity and Achievement Act (LOAA), which would improve distance and blended learning in our public schools during the coronavirus pandemic.

Submit testimony in support of state budget bill; swift action necessary to avoid pay cuts

2020-05-10T11:29:00-10:00May 10, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Hawaii's general revenue has been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic and lawmakers have worked out a plan to cover a projected $1 billion gap without cutting your pay. The Senate Committee on Ways & Means will be hearing House Bill 2200, HD1, relating to the state budget, this Monday, May 11, at 10:30 a.m. at the Hawaii State Capitol.

Key House committees advance teacher compensation bill

2020-03-14T07:29:00-10:00March 14, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Earlier in the day, teachers from Oahu and Maui delivered educator declarations signed by thousands of HSTA members across the state calling for higher pay for veterans and differentials for key shortage areas in special education, hard-to-staff schools and Hawaiian language immersion.

URGENT: Testimony needed by Friday for major House hearing on teacher compensation

2020-03-12T07:24:00-10:00March 12, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The House Committee on Labor & Public Employment, along with the Committee on Lower & Higher Education, will hear SB2488, SD2 Relating to teacher compensation on Friday, March 13, at 2 p.m. at the Hawaii State Capitol, Room 309. Written and oral testimony will be accepted.

Senate approves teacher compensation bill by unanimous vote

2020-03-04T09:56:00-10:00March 4, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

"This is a great first step," said HSTA President Corey Rosenlee. "The bill is now going to move over to the House, where we’re going to continue to work with legislators to make sure that we find a way to fund teacher compensation, including things such as the differentials and compression."

Senate Ways and Means Committee approves teacher compensation bill with amendments

2020-02-28T09:41:00-10:00February 28, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The Senate Ways and Means Committee passed SB2488, SD1 with amendments (11 ayes, 2 excused) Wednesday morning. Mahalo to all who submitted testimony on such short notice.

URGENT: Testimony needed on teacher salary measures by Wednesday

2020-02-04T06:16:00-10:00February 4, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

We need testimony from teachers, counselors, and school librarians at DOE and public charter schools in support of SB 2488, Proposed SD1. Please take a few minutes to write and submit testimony!

HSTA responds to House speaker’s bill for taxes to fund teacher compensation

2020-01-30T06:03:00-10:00January 30, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

House Bill 2671 is a constitutional amendment proposing that the Board of Education have concurrent real property tax authority to fund teacher compensation.

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