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HSTA updates members, answers questions in live stream event on April 30

HSTA updates members, answers questions in live stream event on April 30

Our Facebook and YouTube live simulcast delved into end-of-year procedures, EES and more

HSTA President Corey Rosenlee and HSTA Deputy Executive Director Andrea Eshelman provided the latest on everything from teacher evaluation modifications and end-of-year checkout procedures to possible COVID-19 economic impacts in the form of those ill-advised potential pay cuts.

  Friday, May 1, 2020  /  Number of views (837)
Distance cannot separate us! Share your images of remote work with HSTA

Distance cannot separate us! Share your images of remote work with HSTA

Submit member photos of teaching, volunteering during pandemic for chance to win $50 gift cards

We know COVID-19 has forced you to come up with creative new ways to connect with and educate your students, and we want to celebrate and spotlight your hard work.

  Friday, May 1, 2020  /  Number of views (1474)
Ige says he’s considering ‘other options’ to pay cuts he calls a ‘last resort’

Ige says he’s considering ‘other options’ to pay cuts he calls a ‘last resort’

HSTA demands bargaining with the state over potential pay reductions

For the first time since his administration floated the unwise idea of 20-percent pay cuts for state employees, including educators, Gov. David Ige appears to be considering a federal low-interest loan program suggested by the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) and other unions to avoid those reductions.

  Friday, May 1, 2020  /  Number of views (1669)
Hawaii business leaders caution against cutting government employees’ pay

Hawaii business leaders caution against cutting government employees’ pay

'I don’t think now is the time to have pay cuts,' said one well-known developer

Successful Hawaii developer and well-known business leader Stanford Carr spoke out Wednesday against state worker pay cuts floated earlier this month by the administration of Gov. David Ige.

  Wednesday, April 29, 2020  /  Number of views (794)
HSTA reaches agreement with HIDOE on end-of-year checkout procedures

HSTA reaches agreement with HIDOE on end-of-year checkout procedures

You should NOT perform an inventory of materials, move furniture, or meet face to face

This agreement outlines what tasks teachers can and can’t be asked to complete, how teachers will be scheduled to come to campus, guidance on entering campus and workspaces, safety precautions, and an exception process for those who may have health concerns related to COVID-19.  

  Friday, April 24, 2020  /  Number of views (12353)
HIDOE creates new behavior analyst teacher position

HIDOE creates new behavior analyst teacher position

Roughly 30 to 40 of these BAT posts will be created across the state

The HIDOE anticipates approximately 30-40 positions will be created at the complex/district/state level to address behavior analyst work within the department.

  Friday, April 24, 2020  /  Number of views (1858)
Educators join public-sector union volunteers attacking jobless claims backlog

Educators join public-sector union volunteers attacking jobless claims backlog

They juggled classroom commitments and received permission to help out-of-work people obtain benefits

Some educators juggled their remote teaching commitments to join more than 100 other public-sector union member volunteers from HSTA, HGEA and UHPA who started working on the massive backlog of unemployment claims Thursday at the Hawaii Convention Center. 

  Friday, April 24, 2020  /  Number of views (1543)
NEA president to Gov. Ige: ‘Hawaii’s students and their families deserve better’ than pay cuts

NEA president to Gov. Ige: ‘Hawaii’s students and their families deserve better’ than pay cuts

If educators' pay is reduced, Hawaii will very likely lose teachers across the spectrum, she said

Lily Eskelsen García, president of the National Education Association, wrote Gov. David Ige Friday, telling him that while she understands the fiscal challenges that the coronavirus presents to Hawaii, “reducing the pay of teachers and other public employees will only compound this crisis.”

  Friday, April 24, 2020  /  Number of views (1776)
NEA Foundation offers grants up to $5,000 for rapid response, leadership, and student success during pandemic

NEA Foundation offers grants up to $5,000 for rapid response, leadership, and student success during pandemic

HSTA members are eligible to apply now for grants that begin in the spring, summer, and fall

The NEA Foundation is proud to stand with educators and offer these grant opportunities during this challenging time. 

  Thursday, April 23, 2020  /  Number of views (1062)
HSTA, AFSCME, HGEA offer governor 15+ alternatives to public worker pay cuts

HSTA, AFSCME, HGEA offer governor 15+ alternatives to public worker pay cuts

Firefighters' union president assails possible pay reductions for airport firefighters

Union leaders offer more than 15 budgetary options to avoid docking state employees' pay because of plummeting state revenues caused by the coronavirus.

  Thursday, April 23, 2020  /  Number of views (2617)
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