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Parents, community volunteers and teachers canvass for school funding amendment

Parents, community volunteers and teachers canvass for school funding amendment

Grassroots work across the state combats negative campaign bankrolled by luxury developers, realtors

Volunteers such as public school parents, children’s advocates and teachers canvassed Honolulu neighborhoods while others on neighbor islands handed out campaign literature at fairs and markets Saturday, campaigning in favor of the constitutional amendment to better fund public schools.

  Saturday, October 6, 2018  /  Number of views (1278)
No Kid Hungry Breakfast After the Bell fellowship applications due Oct. 8

No Kid Hungry Breakfast After the Bell fellowship applications due Oct. 8

The NEA Foundation underwrites this program to help needy students

The NEA Foundation is partnering with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to provide resources and training to educators to implement a breakfast after the bell program in their school.

  Thursday, October 4, 2018  /  Number of views (712)
Parent and children’s groups back constitutional amendment

Parent and children’s groups back constitutional amendment

Allies of education fight back against misleading criticism of proposal

A coalition of parents, children’s and community groups spoke in favor of a constitutional amendment Thursday, as some county government and business leaders made misleading complaints about the proposal.

  Thursday, October 4, 2018  /  Number of views (1611)
National award shines spotlight on Ewa Beach teacher

National award shines spotlight on Ewa Beach teacher

A ceremony was held today at Cynthia Tong's school to honor her amazing work in the classroom

Tong, an eighth grade social studies educator at Ewa Makai Middle School in Ewa Beach, will receive the NEA Foundation’s prestigious Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence, recognition as one of the nation’s top educators, and $10,000

  Friday, September 28, 2018  /  Number of views (1316)
Hawaii ranks dead last in the nation as the worst teacher-friendly state with the lowest teacher salary

Hawaii ranks dead last in the nation as the worst teacher-friendly state with the lowest teacher salary

Here's another reason to vote for the constitutional amendment in November

WalletHub has just released its ranking of best and worst states for teachers in the nation. Hawaii was ranked dead last as the worst teacher-friendly state and state with the lowest annual teacher salary based on cost of living as compared to the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

  Monday, September 24, 2018  /  Number of views (1888)
HawaiiPay: Payroll modernization system delayed 2 months

HawaiiPay: Payroll modernization system delayed 2 months

First paychecks in the new system have been pushed back from Nov. 5 to Jan. 4

Currently, the delay is pushed back to implementation in December with the first paycheck under the new system to be issued January 4, 201

  Thursday, September 20, 2018  /  Number of views (1780)
HSTA announces recommendations for November general election

HSTA announces recommendations for November general election

Please vote for these candidates who support public education

  Thursday, September 20, 2018  /  Number of views (1698)
HSTA professional development PDE3 update

HSTA professional development PDE3 update

DOE has slowed HSTA PD; Union demands improvements

While the HSTA recently offered more than 30 courses to our members per semester, as of Sept. 19, the DOE has approved just two courses for the spring.

  Wednesday, September 19, 2018  /  Number of views (4149)
Lanai High students' study published in prestigious medical journal

Lanai High students' study published in prestigious medical journal

Their work was featured this month in the Hawaii Journal of Medicine & Public Health

A study about food and eating habits conducted by Lanai High students has been published in a medical journal.

  Friday, September 14, 2018  /  Number of views (1254)
Teacher Leadership Institute: Deadline extended until Sept. 25

Teacher Leadership Institute: Deadline extended until Sept. 25

Learn new leadership skills, meet like-minded teacher leaders, earn a stipend

The Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA), in collaboration with the National Education Association, is seeks 35 members to participate in the 2018-2019 Teacher Leadership Institute Fellowship.  

  Thursday, September 13, 2018  /  Number of views (1213)
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