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How HSTA determines candidate recommendations during an election year

How HSTA determines candidate recommendations during an election year

The process includes a questionnaire, interview, input from several committees, and board approval

This is a general timeline of our candidate recommendations process for the 2020 elections. All committee meetings and candidate interviews took place virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  Friday, June 12, 2020  /  Number of views (733)
Join HSTA’s HCR Committee to discuss systemic racism in Hawaii’s schools and communities

Join HSTA’s HCR Committee to discuss systemic racism in Hawaii’s schools and communities

HSTA CARES virtual listening session encourages members to learn, reflect, share

On Wednesday, June 24, from 4–6 p.m., we invite fellow members to join us for a listening session to reflect on these issues, share your thoughts, and generate ideas for change.

  Friday, June 12, 2020  /  Number of views (1200)
An elementary school teacher reflects on distance learning during the coronavirus pandemic

An elementary school teacher reflects on distance learning during the coronavirus pandemic

Kipapa Elementary teacher Coby Thornton says ‘It has been a very unusual time in my educational career’

Coby Thornton is a fourth-grade general education inclusion teacher at Kipapa Elementary School. He shares his experience and reflects on the final quarter of the 2019–20 school year, from adapting to changes caused by the coronavirus pandemic to what he feels needs to change moving forward.

  Thursday, June 11, 2020  /  Number of views (1695)
HSTA supports Colleen Hanabusa for Honolulu mayor

HSTA supports Colleen Hanabusa for Honolulu mayor

Recommendations for Honolulu City Council also announced

For the first time, the Hawaii State Teachers Association announced Monday its support for a Honolulu mayoral candidate. The union says former congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa is the best person to lead Honolulu Hale for the next four years.

  Monday, June 8, 2020  /  Number of views (1260)
Free and low-cost professional development opportunities for HSTA members

Free and low-cost professional development opportunities for HSTA members

A collection of resources to support the needs of our educators

Over the summer, we will be posting information on free and low-cost opportunities for our members. These resources will focus on the needs of our educators as we prepare for the next school year.

  Friday, June 5, 2020  /  Number of views (1031)
HSTA’s 2020 primary election state Legislature candidate recommendations

HSTA’s 2020 primary election state Legislature candidate recommendations

Hawaii’s primary is Saturday, Aug. 8; make sure you're registered to vote by mail

The Hawaii State Teachers Association released Friday its recommendations for Hawaii State House and Senate candidates in the upcoming 2020 primary election.

  Friday, June 5, 2020  /  Number of views (3269)
HSTA’s new Instruction and Professional Development (IPD) specialist to expand union’s PD program

HSTA’s new Instruction and Professional Development (IPD) specialist to expand union’s PD program

Diane Gibson explains what’s available to members now and through the summer

“I was hired by HSTA to rebuild our Professional Development program. We currently have three PD courses that are starting in the month of June.”

  Friday, June 5, 2020  /  Number of views (923)
HSTA raises concerns about HIDOE school reopening guidelines

HSTA raises concerns about HIDOE school reopening guidelines

BOE members acknowledge communication problems

"This week, the Department of Education released the ‘Guidance for Reopening Schools.’ HSTA was not consulted and did not agree to these policies, even though teachers will be the ones most likely being forced to implement these policies,” HSTA President Corey Rosenlee said. “We have many questions and concerns.”

  Friday, June 5, 2020  /  Number of views (4603)
HSTA supports Maui News employees who haven’t received a raise in at least a decade

HSTA supports Maui News employees who haven’t received a raise in at least a decade

Mainland owner proposes cuts to benefits, higher medical costs in contract negotiation

The Maui News employees at the newspaper are in the middle of difficult contract negotiations with Ogden Newspapers. The Wheeling, West Virginia-based corporate owner has not agreed to raise the salaries of Maui News for workers in more than a decade. 

  Thursday, June 4, 2020  /  Number of views (802)
HSTA asks for detailed answers about school reopening

HSTA asks for detailed answers about school reopening

The union delivered a 2-page list of questions to the HIDOE on May 19

Since late April, the Hawaii State Teachers Association has repeatedly asked the Hawaii State Department of Education what model(s) will be used to reopen public schools in school year 2020–21.

  Wednesday, June 3, 2020  /  Number of views (5435)
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