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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.

  Monday, June 01, 2020  /  Number of views (367)
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 01, 2020  /  Number of views (957)
HSTA’s statement and call to action against systemic racism, oppression, and violence

HSTA’s statement and call to action against systemic racism, oppression, and violence

‘As teachers, we have a responsibility to educate our keiki and our communities on issues of racial and social justice.’

The deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor reflect just a fraction of unacceptable violations rooted in a deep history of systemic racism, oppression, and violence. We cannot allow this to continue.

  Sunday, May 31, 2020  /  Number of views (517)
VIDEO: HSTA live streams coronavirus briefing on May 29, 2020

VIDEO: HSTA live streams coronavirus briefing on May 29, 2020

HSTA leaders discuss the latest developments, answer questions on Facebook, YouTube

With the end of the school year, we have shifted to a greater focus on what the reopening of the school year will look like. We have an even greater sense of urgency because our multi-track schools are scheduled to start their school year the first week of July.

  Friday, May 29, 2020  /  Number of views (312)
Don't reply to unsolicited emails offering financial advice for teachers via HIDOE email

Don't reply to unsolicited emails offering financial advice for teachers via HIDOE email

HIDOE tells firms to stop contacting our members, who already have vetted, free advice available from NEA, HSTA

If you receive unsolicited emails from financial firms offering advice to educators via your DOE email, don't reply. The HSTA and NEA offer free, vetted advice from local firms that can help you anytime.

  Friday, May 29, 2020  /  Number of views (447)
Addressing your questions and concerns about coronavirus at school

Addressing your questions and concerns about coronavirus at school

There are protections in the contract should COVID-19 reach school campuses in Hawaii

The Hawaii State Teachers Association is working closely with the Hawaii State Department of Education on this matter and will update members as needed.

  Friday, May 29, 2020  /  Number of views (54696)
Distribution of HIDOE Form 5 Notification of Personnel Action

Distribution of HIDOE Form 5 Notification of Personnel Action

Hard copies will be distributed to schools, PDFs emailed to individual teachers

While most teachers will not be on campus when the hard copy forms arrive, the emailed PDF copy will help notify teachers of their 2020–21 status in a timely manner.

  Thursday, May 28, 2020  /  Number of views (3347)
‘In my classroom, students learn by doing’

‘In my classroom, students learn by doing’

Kailua Intermediate teacher Joshua Noga shares his philosophy of educating through experience

“As an eighth-grade social studies teacher teaching U.S. history, I want the learning that goes on in my classroom to revolve around my students’ ability to take knowledge and put it to use.”

  Thursday, May 28, 2020  /  Number of views (255)
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).

  Thursday, May 28, 2020  /  Number of views (4876)
What 12-month teachers need to know before returning to work on June 1

What 12-month teachers need to know before returning to work on June 1

An explanation, FAQs, and why 12-monthers should strongly consider applying to telework ASAP

Read FAQs and guidance for 12-month educators, including HSTA's strong recommendation that all those interested should immediately fill out a telework application/request.

  Wednesday, May 27, 2020  /  Number of views (1435)
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