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Hawaii shares many cultural ties with New Zealand. But the two island groups also share some challenges. And one of them is a consistent shortage of teachers.

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Teachers across New Zealand went on strike today. It’s the latest development in a long-running dispute between the nation’s two teachers’ unions and the federal government.

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A new program announced today aims to help K-12 teachers in the state purchase a home. It's the result of a partnership with local leaders and a mainland firm with a connection to Mark Zuckerberg.

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State lawmakers are weighing two bills intended to create a housing voucher program for full-time teachers employed by the Hawaii Department of Education or at public charter schools.

The bills would authorize the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corp. to implement the housing program, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Tuesday.

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Wikimedia Commons

Many of Hawaii’s public schools are starting their second week back in session this week, but students aren’t the only ones facing new challenges.

Bytemarks Café: Coding for Teachers

Jul 13, 2017
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lmonk72 / Pixabay

  Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll learn about a system for teaching computer programming to teachers. We’ll hear about Altino the autonomous robotic model car that makes coding concepts easy and fun.

Reading, Writing, Arithmetic — and Relaxing

May 6, 2016
Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

Retention of new teachers continues to be a problem for Hawai‘i. The state Department of Education recently said it anticipates hiring as many as 1,600 vacancies for next school year. But as HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, educators are looking at creative solutions to keep those positions filled.

On a recent evening, teachers swapped their textbooks for yoga mats. That’s right -- it’s stress-relief night at the Hawai‘i State Teachers Association.

Judge Halts Teacher's Attempt to Stop HSTA Revote

Jun 1, 2015

A new election will take place tomorrow to decide who will head the Hawai‘i State Teachers Association. Last week a state judge denied a request for a temporary restraining order that would have prevented the re-vote. HPR’s Molly Solomon has more.

Hawaii Teachers Gear Up for Coming School Year

Jul 8, 2013

School has been out of session for over a month now. But as HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, Hawaii teachers are already hard at work preparing for the coming year.