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BOE chair recommends suspending in-person learning until directives met

BOE chair recommends suspending in-person learning until directives met

She also proposes teacher telework approvals during distance learning

The Board of Education will hold a special meeting next week during which it will vote on a proposal to temporarily suspend changes to in-person or hybrid learning at schools, set up clearer reopening guidelines, and consider a measure making it easier for public school teachers to be granted telework options during the pandemic.

  Friday, September 25, 2020  /  Number of views (1086)
New Hawaii HomeOwnership Center program helps HSTA members with housing options

New Hawaii HomeOwnership Center program helps HSTA members with housing options

Program made possible by generous donation from Nareit Hawaii

Thanks to a generous donation from Nareit Hawaii, the Hawaii HomeOwnership Center is proud to launch a program aimed at supporting Hawaii State Teachers Association members. HHOC will also provide self-help tools and individual coaching to any interested HSTA member.

  Friday, September 25, 2020  /  Number of views (97)
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).

  Friday, September 25, 2020  /  Number of views (13548)
Submit a 'tiny float' for the 2020 virtual Honolulu Pride parade

Submit a 'tiny float' for the 2020 virtual Honolulu Pride parade

Upload your 10-second video by Oct. 1 for a live stream on Oct. 17

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Honolulu Pride’s 2020 event will be celebrated virtually on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. with a live stream hosted by Candy Shell and DJ My Friend George that includes a ‘tiny float’ parade.

  Tuesday, September 22, 2020  /  Number of views (274)
NEA website redesign offers easier access to professional learning resources

NEA website redesign offers easier access to professional learning resources

Members can take advantage of professional trainings, webinars, and programs currently curated by the NEA

The NEA has been working to update and consolidation its professional learning resources. You no longer need several bookmarks to find high-quality professional learning opportunities.

  Monday, September 21, 2020  /  Number of views (42)
STEM grants from AFCEA Hawaii available to educators for first time

STEM grants from AFCEA Hawaii available to educators for first time

Apply by Oct. 2 for grants from $200 to $5,000

For the first time, the Hawaii chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA Hawaii) is offering science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) grants to teachers and others associated with teaching STEM subjects to Hawaii students.

  Monday, September 21, 2020  /  Number of views (245)
HSTA recommends these candidates for the 2020 general election

HSTA recommends these candidates for the 2020 general election

Register by Oct. 5 for the Nov. 3 mail-in election

The HSTA has announced its recommended candidates for the November general election. Don't forget to register to vote by Oct. 5 and send in your ballot as soon as possible for the Nov. 3 election.

  Friday, September 18, 2020  /  Number of views (440)
Where and how to get your flu shot

Where and how to get your flu shot

Important information from HMSA and Kaiser Permanente

Flu season usually starts in October, peaks in December, and can last through the following May. The flu shot is your best defense against the virus and a safe, effective way to protect the people around you.

  Friday, September 18, 2020  /  Number of views (507)
HSTA members speak out to BOE on telework, SPED concerns, more

HSTA members speak out to BOE on telework, SPED concerns, more

Nearly 200 educators across the state submitted anonymous testimony as a reality check during COVID-19

At Thursday’s BOE meeting, Rosenlee testified about HSTA members’ concerns and said, “The lack of action and transparency from the DOE has put the lives and health of teachers, staff, and our students in jeopardy. This was clearly evident today when the Department of Education and the Department of Health announced metrics for reopening schools. HSTA was never consulted in the creation of these metrics.”

  Thursday, September 17, 2020  /  Number of views (2342)
Sister, daughter of school clerk who died of COVID-19 make case for telework

Sister, daughter of school clerk who died of COVID-19 make case for telework

Dayna Inouye, Angie Choi worked at Dole Middle School; Cameron Inouye-Ng teaches at Makalapa Elementary

Angie Choi, a school counselor at Dole Middle School, submitted testimony to the Board of Education Wednesday asking them on behalf of her late sister to assure that educators can telework during the pandemic.

  Thursday, September 17, 2020  /  Number of views (5889)
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