Aspiring educators forge ‘eye-opening’ connections in Philadelphia

2024-07-03T07:42:10-10:00July 3, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Three aspiring educators from the University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu traveled to Philadelphia to learn more about the profession, connect with fellow educators across the country, share the challenges they face and discuss solutions.

200+ people, groups send HSTA donations for Maui fire victims

2024-07-04T13:25:21-10:00September 6, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

More than 240 people and organizations from 33 states across the country have donated in excess of $205,000 to the Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association to help Maui teachers who’ve lost homes and classrooms to the Aug. 8 wildfires.

Teacher tax credit back on the table, passes Senate Ways and Means Committee

2023-04-06T09:37:51-10:00April 5, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A bill that would establish a state income tax credit for educators and librarians, which previously stalled in this year’s legislative session, has been revived and unanimously passed the Hawaiʻi State Senate’s important Ways and Means Committee Wednesday.

Green: ‘We still don’t pay teachers enough. We’re gonna have to do much better on that’

2022-08-22T17:16:51-10:00August 22, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Lt. Gov. Josh Green, the Democratic nominee for governor, praised the generosity and spirit of public school teachers and said he’s “completely committed to public education” Saturday during a lunchtime speech at the Hawaii State Teachers Association’s 2022 Start of Year Conference.

HIDOE confirms shortage differentials for 2022–23 school year

2022-07-11T13:33:06-10:00July 8, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Shortage differentials for classroom teachers in special education, hard-to-staff locations, and Hawaiian language immersion programs will continue through school year 2022–23, and the eligibility criteria remain the same as those that are currently in place for this school year.

Vice President Kamala Harris inspires delegates at NEA RA

2022-07-08T16:51:07-10:00July 8, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Many Hawaii State Teachers Association members said they were inspired and energized by her speech, especially after her parting words: “Do not despair. Do not be overwhelmed. Do not throw up your hands when it is a time to roll up our sleeves.”

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