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Social and racial justice resources in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Social and racial justice resources in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Presented by HSTA’s Human and Civil Rights Committee

While the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted our normal activities, HSTA’s Human and Civil Rights Committee compiled the following digital social and racial justice resources in his honor.

  Sunday, January 17, 2021  /  Number of views (322)
Submit testimony to BOE to stop budget, position cuts, and private tutoring

Submit testimony to BOE to stop budget, position cuts, and private tutoring

Submit testimony by Wednesday; we can keep you anonymous

We want to inform board members not only about the impacts budget reductions and proposed position cuts will have on our teachers and students, but that federal funds should not be used to hire private tutors while the state may fire more than 1,000 qualified teachers and other public school staff.

  Sunday, January 17, 2021  /  Number of views (772)
HIDOE details millions in potential cuts for next school year

HIDOE details millions in potential cuts for next school year

Superintendent wants to spend tens of millions on tutors while hundreds of teachers would lose jobs

For the first time Friday, the Hawaii State Department of Education released school-by-school effects of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of budget reductions the governor has directed public schools to endure next school year, resulting in a range of 1,000 to 1,500 job losses, at least half which would affect teachers. 

  Friday, January 15, 2021  /  Number of views (6412)
HSTA conducts English learner survey

HSTA conducts English learner survey

Survey will remain open through Friday, Feb. 12

Those teachers who have EL responsibilities, such as classroom instruction, EL coordination, and/or support for EL services are strongly encouraged to respond.

  Friday, January 15, 2021  /  Number of views (77)
Waialua High holding dangerous assemblies this week

Waialua High holding dangerous assemblies this week

HSTA worries principal is creating superspreader events instead of transitioning to distance learning

The Hawaii State Teachers Association is appalled that the principal of Waialua High and Intermediate School is holding assemblies with large numbers of students in the school gym this week, including one scheduled for Friday morning.

  Thursday, January 14, 2021  /  Number of views (4406)
Educators across the state begin receiving vaccine

Educators across the state begin receiving vaccine

HIDOE employees can sign up online for vaccinations

Teachers across Hawaii began receiving the COVID-19 vaccine over the last week. Members reported an easy process and minor side effects, if any.

  Thursday, January 14, 2021  /  Number of views (849)
Teachers receiving COVID-19 vaccinations in first phase of distribution

Teachers receiving COVID-19 vaccinations in first phase of distribution

Vaccines should be available to educators in late January, February

Educators will begin to get access to COVID-19 vaccines on a regular basis toward the end of January and early February, state officials said, while Kauai public school employees will get vaccinated starting Monday.

  Tuesday, January 12, 2021  /  Number of views (7676)
Update your contact information with HSTA online

Update your contact information with HSTA online

NEA’s secure digital platform also allows members to connect and collaborate

If you have not already done so, please create an account on NEA edCommunities and ensure your information, especially your mailing address, is up to date. Important information will be sent to the addresses on file, e.g., voter information our HSTA elections in February, and contract negotiations and ratification.

  Tuesday, January 12, 2021  /  Number of views (289)
HSTA calls on state to improve school COVID-19 models

HSTA calls on state to improve school COVID-19 models

State should use rolling data rather than two-week average

With the recent spike of COVID-19 cases in Hawaii, the Hawaii State Teachers Association demands that the Hawaii Department of Health and the Hawaii Department of Education revise the standard used to determine school learning models.

  Friday, January 8, 2021  /  Number of views (2390)
NEA calls for immediate removal of President Trump; DeVos’ resignation ‘does nothing’

NEA calls for immediate removal of President Trump; DeVos’ resignation ‘does nothing’

‘Our children are witnessing the promise of American Democracy unravel before their eyes'

"To protect our democracy and ensure the safety of our nation, the National Education Association is calling for the immediate removal of Donald Trump from the office of the president," said NEA President Becky Pringle.

  Thursday, January 7, 2021  /  Number of views (447)
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