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Aiea soccer coach wins HSTA’s 2020 Friend of Youth Award

Aiea soccer coach wins HSTA’s 2020 Friend of Youth Award

Mahalo, Scot Yamashita, for your dedication to our keiki!

Scot Yamashita has been volunteering as an AYSO soccer coach for 14 years. He was nominated by Sharel Kasai, a Webling Elementary School teacher and Central Chapter member.

  Sunday, May 17, 2020  /  Number of views (672)
4 questions educators should ask themselves in this financial market

4 questions educators should ask themselves in this financial market

Receive free, vetted financial advice from HSTA and NEA

How close are you to retirement? What's your risk tolerance and does your financial portfolio match it? Those are some of the questions you should ask yourself now, and seek free expert advice.

  Friday, May 15, 2020  /  Number of views (227)
HSTA ad highlights teachers working, volunteering during pandemic

HSTA ad highlights teachers working, volunteering during pandemic

The TV and digital campaign runs through the end of the school year

The Hawaii State Teachers Association has launched a TV and digital campaign to highlight the many contributions educators across the state have made to their students and communities during the pandemic.

  Friday, May 15, 2020  /  Number of views (1264)
HSTA president addresses national meeting to boost relief for schools, states during pandemic

HSTA president addresses national meeting to boost relief for schools, states during pandemic

Members can get involved to pressure Congress to pass the $3 trillion aid package

HSTA President Corey Rosenlee told a National Education Association tele-town hall audience Thursday about the HSTA’s successful efforts to fight a proposal that would have cut the pay of teachers and other state workers in the islands.

  Thursday, May 14, 2020  /  Number of views (704)
What's in the latest congressional pandemic aid package for schools, teachers

What's in the latest congressional pandemic aid package for schools, teachers

House Democrats' proposal would double the educator tax deduction, extend student loan holiday until October

Here is a breakdown of key education-related proposals in the House Democrats' $3 trillion package advocated by the National Education Association.

 

  Wednesday, May 13, 2020  /  Number of views (879)
Ige's message to state workers: ‘No immediate need to consider pay cuts’

Ige's message to state workers: ‘No immediate need to consider pay cuts’

The governor made the announcement in a video late Tuesday

“There is no immediate need to consider pay cuts or furloughs. This is the last thing that anyone wants to do, and I’m hopeful that we will find ways to narrow the budget gap," Gov. David Ige said Tuesday.

  Tuesday, May 12, 2020  /  Number of views (1758)
$1 trillion for states, cities in new $3 trillion congressional aid package

$1 trillion for states, cities in new $3 trillion congressional aid package

Aid would eliminate the need for Hawaii pay cuts or furloughs to maintain critical services

Hawaii State Teachers Association President Corey Rosenelee said the plan will “ensure the U.S. supports the neediest in our society and will fund a trillion dollars to support state and local governments. If approved, this bill could give Hawaii enough funding to ensure we can avoid pay cuts for state employees, including teachers.”

  Tuesday, May 12, 2020  /  Number of views (409)
How to connect with your students, and yourself, during this COVID-19 crisis

How to connect with your students, and yourself, during this COVID-19 crisis

A full release mentor shares her perspective in a new world of distance teaching and learning

As a result of the ongoing stay-at-home order during the coronavirus pandemic, typical challenges that face teachers, especially new educators, seem more daunting now.

  Tuesday, May 12, 2020  /  Number of views (968)
As lawmakers reconvene, hundreds testify against pay cuts

As lawmakers reconvene, hundreds testify against pay cuts

One teacher said, 'Students cannot suffer further'

More than 450 people — many of them teachers — sent in testimony urging lawmakers to stop any effort to cut state workers’ salaries, which would worsen the teacher shortage crisis as well as the state economy.

  Monday, May 11, 2020  /  Number of views (913)
Legislature reconvenes today, public can view sessions online and on-air

Legislature reconvenes today, public can view sessions online and on-air

The Capitol remains closed to the public as lawmakers look for ways to avoid state employee pay cuts and shore up the budget

When the 2020 Legislative session reconvenes Monday, the Hawaii State Capitol will be secured and closed to the general public, but hearings and floor sessions will be broadcast and live-streamed.

  Monday, May 11, 2020  /  Number of views (288)
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