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.
The coronavirus pandemic has taken a heavy financial toll on many Hawaii families, our members included. With all that is going on, bills still need to be paid, groceries purchased, and basic needs met. Many individuals and families may also experience changes to employment that can affect household income.
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.
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.
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.
In lieu of a traditional convention, HSTA will hold a virtual “State of Our Union” on Saturday, May 16, at 10 a.m. to update our valued members about what’s happening with our association during this uncertain time.
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.
COVID-19, school closures, and social distancing have forced teachers to change the way they teach their students. In an effort to support this transition, the National Education Association has developed a series of micro-credential professional learning communities (PLCs) that focuses on distance learning.
The HIDOE anticipates approximately 30-40 positions will be created at the complex/district/state level to address behavior analyst work within the department.
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.