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‘Ōlelo Hawaiʻi Spring 2021 course offered to HIDOE employees

‘Ōlelo Hawaiʻi Spring 2021 course offered to HIDOE employees

In-person (Oahu) and online learning opportunities available

In an effort to expand the use of ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i, the Office of Hawaiian Education is offering an Introductory Level ‘Ōlelo Hawaiʻi course (in two locations) to all Hawai‘i Department of Education (HIDOE) employees (certificated, classified, casual hires, and substitutes).

  Friday, December 11, 2020  /  Number of views (301)
Joint statement: Governor creates chaos and confusion with badly planned furlough rollout

Joint statement: Governor creates chaos and confusion with badly planned furlough rollout

Union leaders call for Gov. David Ige to stop the furloughs

One day after Gov. David Ige announced plans to furlough tens of thousands of employees in his state workforce, details are emerging showing the so-called plan actually isn’t one.

  Thursday, December 10, 2020  /  Number of views (1414)
HSTA ready to fight governor’s plan for furloughs, pay cuts

HSTA ready to fight governor’s plan for furloughs, pay cuts

Furloughs would create devastating consequences for our schools, keiki

HSTA opposes this action, and we are willing to take the governor to court to keep it from happening by asserting and protecting our collective bargaining rights. These furloughs would create devastating, long-lasting consequences for our schools and our keiki.

  Wednesday, December 9, 2020  /  Number of views (3604)
HSTA, HGEA, UHPA, UPW issue joint statement on furloughs

HSTA, HGEA, UHPA, UPW issue joint statement on furloughs

Governor’s plan will hurt Hawaii’s economy, working families, and communities

The Hawaii Government Employees Association (HGEA), the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA), the University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA), and the United Public Workers (UPW) stand in strong opposition to Gov. David Ige’s plan to unilaterally implement furloughs starting in January 2021.

  Wednesday, December 9, 2020  /  Number of views (3146)
Resources to help you plan for retirement

Resources to help you plan for retirement

What HSTA members need to know about lowering student loan debt and more

Are you thinking about your retirement? Do you have questions about how it works and, more importantly, will you have enough money to retire?

  Tuesday, December 8, 2020  /  Number of views (4861)
HSTA job posting: UniServ Director (Oahu)

HSTA job posting: UniServ Director (Oahu)

We’re looking for a strong advocate for our members

HSTA is looking for a strong advocate to serve as a UniServ Director on Oahu. Responsibilities include ensuring contract provisions are properly administered at each school; educating members on HSTA and DOE policies, programs, directives, and other agreements; and supporting members with complaints, problems, and grievances.

  Monday, December 7, 2020  /  Number of views (0)
[CLOSED] Join HSTA’s pilot book study on emotional resilience

[CLOSED] Join HSTA’s pilot book study on emotional resilience

Participants will meet monthly from January through December 2021

HSTA’s Instruction and Professional Development (IPD) Department wants to help members build their own emotional resilience. We’re looking for 30 teachers who can commit to a pilot professional development book study based on the book “Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators” by Elena Aguilar.

  Friday, December 4, 2020  /  Number of views (550)
BOE approves HIDOE’s proposed operating budget with reservations: ‘We have to figure out a better way’

BOE approves HIDOE’s proposed operating budget with reservations: ‘We have to figure out a better way’

Board members express frustration with the severity of cuts, impacts to Hawaii’s public education

Despite unanimously approving the Hawaii State Department of Education’s operating budget for the 2021–23 fiscal biennium Thursday, Board of Education members were not happy with the department’s proposed $164 million budget reduction.

  Thursday, December 3, 2020  /  Number of views (1822)
Proposed cuts to weighted student formula, special education will hurt schools, keiki

Proposed cuts to weighted student formula, special education will hurt schools, keiki

BOE to vote on HIDOE’s proposed operating budget Thursday

HSTA President Corey Rosenlee informed the media and our members Wednesday about proposed cuts in the Department of Education’s proposed operating budget and the damaging impacts on our keiki and schools. “HSTA does not want these cuts to go into place until our lawmakers and the public know the ramifications of these cuts,” he said.

  Wednesday, December 2, 2020  /  Number of views (2139)
HSTA seeks member to serve on Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges

HSTA seeks member to serve on Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Member must be committed to ensuring high-quality education for all students

The Hawaii State Teachers Association is looking for an active member to serve on the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC).

  Monday, November 23, 2020  /  Number of views (619)
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