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HSTA disappointed BOE did not adopt stricter school reopening standards

HSTA disappointed BOE did not adopt stricter school reopening standards

We are advocating for safer federal metrics

The Hawaii State Board of Education Thursday took steps to strengthen school reopening standards, but did not require the state Department of Education to match federal metrics, which are much more stringent than the state Department of Health’s (DOH) standards.

  Friday, October 2, 2020  /  Number of views (285)
BOE approves streamlined telework protocols

BOE approves streamlined telework protocols

Board requires written decisions from administrators

At a special meeting, the Hawaii State Board of Education Thursday took steps to improve teacher telework approval procedures by requiring administrators to provide reasons in writing for rejecting those requests during the pandemic.

  Friday, October 2, 2020  /  Number of views (491)
HSTA raises concerns that state reopening guidelines are much more lax than federal standards

HSTA raises concerns that state reopening guidelines are much more lax than federal standards

The union thanks the BOE for asking questions about ill-advised, unsafe standards

A day before the Hawaii Board of Education holds a special meeting on several key items including school reopening guidelines and telework for educators during the pandemic, the Hawaii State Teachers Association raised serious concerns that the state Department of Health’s new guidelines for the safe opening of schools are unsafe and much less stringent than federal guidelines.

  Wednesday, September 30, 2020  /  Number of views (212)
HSTA’s Pau Hana Live! premieres Oct. 2

HSTA’s Pau Hana Live! premieres Oct. 2

Our first event features performances by two bands with teachers and school employees

Our premiere event takes place this Friday, Oct. 2, at 5 p.m., and features performances by two bands with teachers and school employees among their ranks.

  Monday, September 28, 2020  /  Number of views (383)
HSTA to hold virtual welcome for new hires

HSTA to hold virtual welcome for new hires

Virtual statewide event takes place Thursday, Oct. 8, at 11:30 a.m.

The Hawaii State Teachers Association is providing a statewide opportunity for new and potential members to get important information and ask questions.

  Monday, September 28, 2020  /  Number of views (272)
BOE chair recommends suspending in-person learning until directives met

BOE chair recommends suspending in-person learning until directives met

She also proposes teacher telework approvals during distance learning

The Board of Education will hold a special meeting next week during which it will vote on a proposal to temporarily suspend changes to in-person or hybrid learning at schools, set up clearer reopening guidelines, and consider a measure making it easier for public school teachers to be granted telework options during the pandemic.

  Friday, September 25, 2020  /  Number of views (7096)
New Hawaii HomeOwnership Center program helps HSTA members with housing options

New Hawaii HomeOwnership Center program helps HSTA members with housing options

Program made possible by generous donation from Nareit Hawaii

Thanks to a generous donation from Nareit Hawaii, the Hawaii HomeOwnership Center is proud to launch a program aimed at supporting Hawaii State Teachers Association members. HHOC will also provide self-help tools and individual coaching to any interested HSTA member.

  Friday, September 25, 2020  /  Number of views (846)
Submit a 'tiny float' for the 2020 virtual Honolulu Pride parade

Submit a 'tiny float' for the 2020 virtual Honolulu Pride parade

Upload your 10-second video by Oct. 1 for a live stream on Oct. 17

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Honolulu Pride’s 2020 event will be celebrated virtually on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. with a live stream hosted by Candy Shell and DJ My Friend George that includes a ‘tiny float’ parade.

  Tuesday, September 22, 2020  /  Number of views (457)
NEA website redesign offers easier access to professional learning resources

NEA website redesign offers easier access to professional learning resources

Members can take advantage of professional trainings, webinars, and programs currently curated by the NEA

The NEA has been working to update and consolidation its professional learning resources. You no longer need several bookmarks to find high-quality professional learning opportunities.

  Monday, September 21, 2020  /  Number of views (107)
STEM grants from AFCEA Hawaii available to educators for first time

STEM grants from AFCEA Hawaii available to educators for first time

Apply by Oct. 2 for grants from $200 to $5,000

For the first time, the Hawaii chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA Hawaii) is offering science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) grants to teachers and others associated with teaching STEM subjects to Hawaii students.

  Monday, September 21, 2020  /  Number of views (407)
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