Two Hawai‘i State Department of Education science teachers have been named awardees of the prestigious Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program, an honor that comes with a one-year federal research appointment in Washington, D.C.
Find links to register to vote, request a mail-in absentee ballot, find your polling place, see a sample ballot and more.
If you teach in certain subject areas, you could have your college loans deferred or canceled altogether. HSTA and NEA sponsor college loan forgiveness workshops this fall.
More than 80 elected teacher, student and retiree delegates you elected across Hawaii gathered in the Midwest this summer to help set policy and chart the direction of the National Education Association.
Please register to vote for the Aug. 11 primary election and vote for these candidates who have supported public education.
The HSTA has publicized the GoFundMe efforts for Hawaii Island teachers whose homes have either been destroyed or surrounded by the lava.
Successfully advocating for a constitutional amendment on the ballot this fall to better fund schools is the HSTA’s biggest and most important legislative achievement this year. Here’s a list of the school-related bills that passed and those that we advocated for but did not pass.
The Hawaii Teachers Standards Board (HTSB) has asked the HSTA to remind members that teachers need to renew their licenses in a timely manner. As of mid-April, there are approximately 1,400 teachers whose licenses will expire this year, so they need to take action before June 30, 2018.
Click on these links to see the source and background of these statistics which show how Hawaii's chronic underfunding of public education is hurting our children with low high school completion rates and Native Hawaiian students in public schools more likely to have unqualified teachers.
The State Senate Monday approved a bill to ask voters to decide this fall whether the state should be empowered to impose a surcharge on residential investment properties to help fund public education.