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.

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

2020-02-26T08:46:00-10:00February 26, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

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. 

HIDOE’s teacher salary study ‘further justifies the need to take bold action’

2020-02-05T11:39:00-10:00February 5, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

The results from an independent teacher compensation study commissioned by the Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE) show Hawaii’s cost of living and compression of salaries for experienced educators as the top challenges to recruiting and retaining public school teachers.

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

2019-09-27T08:28:00-10:00September 27, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

“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.

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