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HSTA and HIDOE reach agreement on distancing of students in classrooms

HSTA and HIDOE reach agreement on distancing of students in classrooms

6 feet will be the rule with HSTA approving any exceptions

We are pleased to report that the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) and Schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto have reached a resolution on distancing of students in classrooms and face-covering requirements.

  Monday, July 13, 2020  /  Number of views (1414)
Sign wave for HSTA’s recommended 2020 primary election candidates

Sign wave for HSTA’s recommended 2020 primary election candidates

Find out where your support is needed across the state

Sign-waving for candidates recommended by the Hawaii State Teachers Association is starting and we need your help! Please join us and show your support while staying safe.

  Monday, July 13, 2020  /  Number of views (1564)
Frequently asked questions relating to coronavirus (COVID-19) and schools

Frequently asked questions relating to coronavirus (COVID-19) and schools

Information is accurate as of our latest update and subject to change

The Hawaii State Teachers Association is working hard to ensure that our members' health and safety remain a priority, our contract and employment rights are preserved, and information is being communicated in an accurate and timely manner.

  Friday, July 10, 2020  /  Number of views (15121)
Resources to help you plan for retirement

Resources to help you plan for retirement

What HSTA members need to know about lowering student loan debt and more

Are you thinking about your retirement? Do you have questions about how it works and, more importantly, will you have enough money to retire?

  Friday, July 10, 2020  /  Number of views (3314)
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 (9996)
Strategy Talks with HSTA IPD: Student Corner

Strategy Talks with HSTA IPD: Student Corner

This Hawaii Island-based company founded by student entrepreneurs is hosting a summer webinar series

Teachers and students can showcase and highlight student work, mentor and engage with students and the community, and create a comprehensive knowledge base and project exhibition space for their learning community.

  Thursday, July 9, 2020  /  Number of views (477)
HIDOE memos related to coronavirus (COVID-19)

HIDOE memos related to coronavirus (COVID-19)

A roundup of updates issued by the Hawaii State Department of Education

This page contains updates issued by the Hawaii State Department of Education related to coronavirus (COVID-19).

  Monday, July 6, 2020  /  Number of views (7555)
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 (689)
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 (12209)
Hawaii delegates participate in virtual 2020 NEA Representative Assembly

Hawaii delegates participate in virtual 2020 NEA Representative Assembly

NEA recognizes Polynesian Voyaging Society with Ellison S. Onizuka Memorial Award

Nearly 8,000 educator delegates from every state are gathering virtually on July 2 and 3 with a streamlined agenda, packed with major speakers who addressed the many crises public education faces during one of the most trying times in our history.

  Thursday, July 2, 2020  /  Number of views (344)
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