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Hawaii Teachers Reject New Contract With State

Hawaii Teachers Reject New Contract With State

Teachers turn down union recommendation to approve 6-year deal by 2-1 margin.
What Hawaii Teachers Are Saying About Agreement

What Hawaii Teachers Are Saying About Agreement

A deep sense of unease permeates emails and direct messages to Civil Beat.

Was Rejected Contract’s Performance Pay Really Performance Pay?

National expert says Hawaii was just "putting its toe in the water."
PHOTOS — 2012 Hawaii Legislature Opening Day

PHOTOS — 2012 Hawaii Legislature Opening Day

Austerity leads to simpler opening session than in years past.
HSTA Agrees To Withdraw Labor Board Complaint If Members Ratify Contract

HSTA Agrees To Withdraw Labor Board Complaint If Members Ratify Contract

Union presents details of deal to teachers at briefing before Thursday vote.

What To Do With Extra Money For Charter Schools

UPDATED Hawaii Senate Education chair, charter execs differ on where to direct account overflowing its $5 million cap.
UH Seeks Another $15 Million From Legislature

UH Seeks Another $15 Million From Legislature

Money would reward performance in key areas including graduation rates and increased local attendance.
HSTA Contract Details

HSTA Contract Details

Evaluations will be subject to joint review by union and education department.
Hawaii Education Blog — Accountability and Achievement — Jan. 16-22

Hawaii Education Blog — Accountability and Achievement — Jan. 16-22

The place to learn about how we’re teaching our students.
Hawaii Education System Could See Significant Changes in 2012 Civil Beat

Hawaii Education System Could See Significant Changes in 2012

Charter schools, instructional time and school bus transportation likely to take center stage.
Hawaii Teacher Contract Includes ‘Race’ Reforms

Hawaii Teacher Contract Includes ‘Race’ Reforms

Evaluations and performance pay in six-year deal. Salaries to return to 2009 levels in 2013.