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Don't reply to unsolicited emails offering financial advice for teachers via HIDOE email

Don't reply to unsolicited emails offering financial advice for teachers via HIDOE email

HIDOE tells firms to stop contacting our members, who already have vetted, free advice available from NEA, HSTA

If you receive unsolicited emails from financial firms offering advice to educators via your DOE email, don't reply. The HSTA and NEA offer free, vetted advice from local firms that can help you anytime.

  Friday, May 29, 2020  /  Number of views (716)
Addressing your questions and concerns about coronavirus at school

Addressing your questions and concerns about coronavirus at school

There are protections in the contract should COVID-19 reach school campuses in Hawaii

The Hawaii State Teachers Association is working closely with the Hawaii State Department of Education on this matter and will update members as needed.

  Friday, May 29, 2020  /  Number of views (55928)
Distribution of HIDOE Form 5 Notification of Personnel Action

Distribution of HIDOE Form 5 Notification of Personnel Action

Hard copies will be distributed to schools, PDFs emailed to individual teachers

While most teachers will not be on campus when the hard copy forms arrive, the emailed PDF copy will help notify teachers of their 2020–21 status in a timely manner.

  Thursday, May 28, 2020  /  Number of views (3812)
‘In my classroom, students learn by doing’

‘In my classroom, students learn by doing’

Kailua Intermediate teacher Joshua Noga shares his philosophy of educating through experience

“As an eighth-grade social studies teacher teaching U.S. history, I want the learning that goes on in my classroom to revolve around my students’ ability to take knowledge and put it to use.”

  Thursday, May 28, 2020  /  Number of views (475)
What 12-month teachers need to know before returning to work on June 1

What 12-month teachers need to know before returning to work on June 1

An explanation, FAQs, and why 12-monthers should strongly consider applying to telework ASAP

Read FAQs and guidance for 12-month educators, including HSTA's strong recommendation that all those interested should immediately fill out a telework application/request.

  Wednesday, May 27, 2020  /  Number of views (1872)
First-hand account as 50+ educators volunteer to ease unemployment backlog

First-hand account as 50+ educators volunteer to ease unemployment backlog

Leanne Teves, Iroquois Point Elementary student activities coordinator, shares her experience

A heartfelt mahalo to the 56 HSTA members who juggled their professional and personal schedules to volunteer to attack the state’s backlog of unemployment claims because of the pandemic.

  Tuesday, May 26, 2020  /  Number of views (823)
HSTA members share uplifting stories during the COVID-19 crisis

HSTA members share uplifting stories during the COVID-19 crisis

Our educators are working hard to support Hawaii's public school keiki and their communities

How are you and your fellow HSTA members supporting each other and/or your students during this difficult time?

  Tuesday, May 26, 2020  /  Number of views (5861)
HSTA offices to partially reopen June 1

HSTA offices to partially reopen June 1

Members are asked to refrain from visiting our offices for the time being

With the health and well-being of our staff, workplace, and community in mind, we ask our members to observe the limited opening of the offices by refraining from visiting the office at this time.

  Friday, May 22, 2020  /  Number of views (466)
Addressing questions about reopening of schools and SY 2020–21

Addressing questions about reopening of schools and SY 2020–21

As the current school year comes to a close, HSTA works to clarify critical next steps in COVID-19 response

With the closing of the 2019–20 school year and announcements of summer programs, we expect to move forward in consultation and bargaining over the reopening of schools.

  Friday, May 22, 2020  /  Number of views (8995)
What members involved in summer learning programs need to know

What members involved in summer learning programs need to know

Information for casual employment, 12-month teachers during summer 2020

HSTA does not represent teachers who teach summer school or e-school. We are providing information to help those who are involved in a summer learning program and address questions from our members.

  Friday, May 22, 2020  /  Number of views (2532)
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