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HSTA, HIDOE reach agreement on school calendar change

HSTA, HIDOE reach agreement on school calendar change

Read the joint contract interpretation, plus updated FAQs

HSTA and HIDOE reached agreement on a joint contract interpretation that accounts for the modifications needed to address the operational aspects of what was to be the first nine (9) student days of the school year.

  Tuesday, August 4, 2020  /  Number of views (2541)
Board votes to delay students’ return to school until Aug. 17

Board votes to delay students’ return to school until Aug. 17

Educators will have 9 additional days for training and preparation before keiki go back to class

The change gives school staff an additional nine days for training and preparation before students to return to class.

  Thursday, July 30, 2020  /  Number of views (5470)
BOE sets July 30 special meeting to consider school reopening calendar changes

BOE sets July 30 special meeting to consider school reopening calendar changes

Board to consider adding PD days in early August and bringing students back to campuses later

The Hawaii State Board of Education (BOE) has scheduled a special meeting Thursday to take action on a number of scenarios that would give educators more time to prepare before students return to class during the pandemic.

  Friday, July 24, 2020  /  Number of views (2912)
Star-Advertiser editorial calls on HIDOE to delay bringing students back to school

Star-Advertiser editorial calls on HIDOE to delay bringing students back to school

The newspaper says there are 'valid questions about feasibility' of reopening schools

"State officials should opt to delay the Aug. 4 start for students by up to a week, while tasking school facilities to hammer out, absorb and train up on more-through plans," the newspaper editorialized Wednesday.

  Wednesday, July 22, 2020  /  Number of views (1439)
Sign up for ‘Grow With Us’ free distance learning event

Sign up for ‘Grow With Us’ free distance learning event

Hawaii Distance Learning Forum’s first virtual conference July 23–24

The Hawaii Distance Learning Forum holds its first virtual conference next week. Sign up now for this free event.

  Friday, July 17, 2020  /  Number of views (359)
BOE defers approval of school reopening agreement

BOE defers approval of school reopening agreement

A record number of educators submitted testimony concerned about distancing, mask requirements

After a record number of educators and parents expressed concerns about unsafe social distancing protocols that violate a school reopening agreement between the state and Hawaii State Teachers Association, the Hawaii State Board of Education Thursday night voted to defer approval of the deal.

  Thursday, July 9, 2020  /  Number of views (10928)
Biden: ‘I can’t wait for the departure of Donald Trump and the chance to replace Betsy DeVos’

Biden: ‘I can’t wait for the departure of Donald Trump and the chance to replace Betsy DeVos’

The former vice president pledges to advocate for public educators and students if elected president

“This is going to be a teacher-oriented Department of Education. It’s not going to come from the top-down, it’s coming from the teachers up,” Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden told NEA RA delegates Friday.

  Friday, July 3, 2020  /  Number of views (922)
HSTA: Allowing 3-foot distancing in classrooms is ‘dangerous’

HSTA: Allowing 3-foot distancing in classrooms is ‘dangerous’

Union president calls on parents, educators to email testimony to BOE asking for 6-foot requirement

“For the safety of my students, their families and my own family, I implore the DOE to be firm and consistent in their guidance that we will practice physical distancing of six feet whenever possible, even in the classroom,” Nimitz Elementary teacher Logan Okita said.

  Thursday, July 2, 2020  /  Number of views (13025)
Educators, parents invited to anti-vaping virtual event

Educators, parents invited to anti-vaping virtual event

Join Not Just Vapor Hawaii, a free Zoom gathering on Thursday, July 9, at 2 p.m.

The free virtual event on Thursday, July 9, will help you spot the signs of vaping by children and provide you with solutions to prevent your students or your own children from starting or help them quit. 

  Thursday, July 2, 2020  /  Number of views (386)
HSTA searches for negotiations and research specialist, executive assistant

HSTA searches for negotiations and research specialist, executive assistant

Apply by July 31 to help us bargain on behalf of public school educators statewide

HSTA has an opening for a specialist responsible for researching, and providing data analyses and presenting recommendations regarding collective bargaining and advocacy, as well as an executive assistant who will work with our deputy executive director.

  Wednesday, July 1, 2020  /  Number of views (622)
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