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State plans to revise school reopening thresholds, skewing toward more stringent federal guidelines

State plans to revise school reopening thresholds, skewing toward more stringent federal guidelines

The metrics will come closer into line with CDC standards, HIDOE says

After the Hawaii State Department of Health’s school reopening metrics came under intense criticism because, among other things, they were as much as 10 times less stringent than federal metrics, the state epidemiologist told state senators Friday that her department is “looking at coming up with a revised draft of the thresholds.” 

  Friday, October 9, 2020  /  Number of views (1063)
HIDOE publishes new online process for telework applications

HIDOE publishes new online process for telework applications

Educators may want to consider reapplying for telework

The memo responds to testimony from HSTA members that prompted the Hawaii State Board of Education to take important action at their Oct. 1 meeting.

  Friday, October 9, 2020  /  Number of views (1571)
Elementary school counselor explores military move in first children’s book

Elementary school counselor explores military move in first children’s book

‘Milly’s PCS Worries’ by Amy Rivera is now available for purchase online

Amy Rivera is proud to check a major item off her bucket list. The Lunalilo Elementary school counselor published her first children’s book, “Milly’s PCS Worries,” on Oct. 2.

  Friday, October 9, 2020  /  Number of views (801)
Hirono, Booker announce bill to improve K-12 distance, blended learning during COVID-19

Hirono, Booker announce bill to improve K-12 distance, blended learning during COVID-19

Learning Opportunity and Achievement Act provides funding to address instructional loss for at-risk and marginalized students

U.S. Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (D, Hawaii), along with her colleague U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D, N.J.) announced their plan Friday to introduce the Learning Opportunity and Achievement Act (LOAA), which would improve distance and blended learning in our public schools during the coronavirus pandemic.

  Friday, October 9, 2020  /  Number of views (189)
Surrendered: Why progressives are losing the biggest battles in education

Surrendered: Why progressives are losing the biggest battles in education

Sign up for this free Oct. 24 Zoom presentation

In this free presentation, Kevin Kumashiro speaks about his book, "Surrendered," which examines how the country's political left has not responded effectively in debates about public education.

  Friday, October 9, 2020  /  Number of views (144)
Is your school signed up for Kids Voting Hawaii?

Is your school signed up for Kids Voting Hawaii?

There's still time to take part in this important civics lesson

Across the state, 42 schools are participating in Kids Voting Hawaii this year, but there's still time to sign up to get students on your campus involved in this important civics lesson about voting and participating in government.

  Friday, October 9, 2020  /  Number of views (546)
HSTA Pau Hana Live! with Pomaikai Keawe Lyman

HSTA Pau Hana Live! with Pomaikai Keawe Lyman

Join us Friday, Oct. 9, at 5:30 p.m. for this virtual event

Join us for the second installment of HSTA’s Pau Hana Live!, a series of free virtual events for educators and the community. This week, we welcome Pōmaikaʻi Keawe Lyman and ʻohana.

  Wednesday, October 7, 2020  /  Number of views (820)
HIDOE offers free grab-and-go meals Oct. 12 through Dec. 18

HIDOE offers free grab-and-go meals Oct. 12 through Dec. 18

Meals will be distributed at 203 public schools during lunchtime only

Meals will be distributed at 203 public schools and can be picked up at the nearest participating school Monday through Friday, excluding holidays and designated school breaks. Unlike during the summer, meal distribution will be at lunchtime only.

  Tuesday, October 6, 2020  /  Number of views (1055)
LGBTQ+ Pride resources and interactive virtual classroom

LGBTQ+ Pride resources and interactive virtual classroom

Compiled and presented by your HSTA Human and Civil Rights Committee

HSTA’s Human and Civil Rights Committee is virtually celebrating the contributions of the LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual) community and the cultural diversity of our island home with an interactive Pride virtual classroom.

  Tuesday, October 6, 2020  /  Number of views (874)
Educators welcome at 19th annual Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery

Educators welcome at 19th annual Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery

No registration necessary for virtual experience on Saturday, Oct. 24

The Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery takes place Saturday, Oct. 24, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual event will be held virtually this year with a lineup of keynote speeches and workshops, a scavenger hunt, and the chance to be invited on virtual live field trips in November and December.

  Monday, October 5, 2020  /  Number of views (301)
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