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Contribute to the NEA PAC to replace Betsy DeVos

Contribute to the NEA PAC to replace Betsy DeVos

Please donate $20.20 to dump DeVos in 2020

This year, HSTA members are being asked to contribute $20.20 to get rid of Betsy DeVos in 2020.

  Friday, June 26, 2020  /  Number of views (339)
Changes made to 2021 HSTA state election nomination criteria

Changes made to 2021 HSTA state election nomination criteria

Because of the pandemic, signature requirements for statewide candidates have been waived

Elections will be held next year for state officers and signature requirements have been waived because of social distancing requirements during the coronavirus outbreak.

  Friday, June 19, 2020  /  Number of views (448)
HIDOE to continue shortage differentials next school year

HIDOE to continue shortage differentials next school year

The department issued a memo this week updating eligibility criteria

Shortage differentials that the Hawaii State Department of Education began in January for special education classroom teachers, Hawaiian language immersion educators and teachers at hard-to-staff schools will continue in school year 2020–21, after the department confirmed the eligibility criteria in a memo published this week.

  Friday, June 19, 2020  /  Number of views (3262)
NEA hosts free webinar on student debt relief for educators

NEA hosts free webinar on student debt relief for educators

Register now to learn how to lower payments, get some debt canceled

During this event, experts will present the tools and knowledge to help you lower your student loan payments before the payment suspension expires in September 2020, fight for broader suspension and loan cancellation in current COVID relief legislation, and put yourself on the path to get your current debt canceled under the Teacher Loan Forgiveness and Public Service Loan Forgiveness programs.

  Friday, June 19, 2020  /  Number of views (204)
HSTA: HIDOE needs to clearly explain school reopening plan

HSTA: HIDOE needs to clearly explain school reopening plan

Superintendent says she will release detailed plans in two weeks

The HSTA Negotiations Team meets for an hour and a half with top HIDOE officials Monday to begin detailed bargaining about reopening schools.

  Friday, June 19, 2020  /  Number of views (4569)
Summer paychecks, shortage differentials explained

Summer paychecks, shortage differentials explained

If you began receiving a shortage differential in the spring, you will see changes in your summer pay

Starting this Friday, members who began receiving shortage differentials in the spring will see a drop in their summer paychecks. This decrease is a result of the differential only being payable for half of the year, and you have already been paid a large portion of the differential.  

  Thursday, June 18, 2020  /  Number of views (4826)
HSTA raises concerns about HIDOE school reopening guidelines

HSTA raises concerns about HIDOE school reopening guidelines

BOE members acknowledge communication problems

"This week, the Department of Education released the ‘Guidance for Reopening Schools.’ HSTA was not consulted and did not agree to these policies, even though teachers will be the ones most likely being forced to implement these policies,” HSTA President Corey Rosenlee said. “We have many questions and concerns.”

  Friday, June 5, 2020  /  Number of views (4449)
HSTA supports Maui News employees who haven’t received a raise in at least a decade

HSTA supports Maui News employees who haven’t received a raise in at least a decade

Mainland owner proposes cuts to benefits, higher medical costs in contract negotiation

The Maui News employees at the newspaper are in the middle of difficult contract negotiations with Ogden Newspapers. The Wheeling, West Virginia-based corporate owner has not agreed to raise the salaries of Maui News for workers in more than a decade. 

  Thursday, June 4, 2020  /  Number of views (673)
HSTA asks for detailed answers about school reopening

HSTA asks for detailed answers about school reopening

The union delivered a 2-page list of questions to the HIDOE on May 19

Since late April, the Hawaii State Teachers Association has repeatedly asked the Hawaii State Department of Education what model(s) will be used to reopen public schools in school year 2020–21.

  Wednesday, June 3, 2020  /  Number of views (5260)
BOE seeks feedback from the public, educators about reopening schools

BOE seeks feedback from the public, educators about reopening schools

Email your concerns and questions to the board by Friday, June 5

The Hawaii Board of Education meets virtually Thursday, June 4, and is seeking feedback about reopening Hawaii’s public schools through Friday.

  Monday, June 1, 2020  /  Number of views (2291)
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