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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 (1007)
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 (3045)
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 (836)
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 (4554)
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 (755)
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 (5378)
ARCHIVE: Frequently asked questions relating to coronavirus (COVID-19) and schools

ARCHIVE: Frequently asked questions relating to coronavirus (COVID-19) and schools

This post contains FAQs that address outdated scenarios or are no longer relevant

This post contains FAQs that address outdated scenarios or are no longer relevant.

  Monday, June 1, 2020  /  Number of views (209)
BOE seeks feedback from the public, educators about reopening schools

BOE seeks feedback from the public, educators about reopening schools

Email your concerns and questions to the board by Friday, June 5

The Hawaii Board of Education meets virtually Thursday, June 4, and is seeking feedback about reopening Hawaii’s public schools through Friday.

  Monday, June 1, 2020  /  Number of views (2380)
HSTA’s statement and call to action against systemic racism, oppression, and violence

HSTA’s statement and call to action against systemic racism, oppression, and violence

‘As teachers, we have a responsibility to educate our keiki and our communities on issues of racial and social justice.’

The deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor reflect just a fraction of unacceptable violations rooted in a deep history of systemic racism, oppression, and violence. We cannot allow this to continue.

  Sunday, May 31, 2020  /  Number of views (1671)
VIDEO: HSTA live streams coronavirus briefing on May 29, 2020

VIDEO: HSTA live streams coronavirus briefing on May 29, 2020

HSTA leaders discuss the latest developments, answer questions on Facebook, YouTube

With the end of the school year, we have shifted to a greater focus on what the reopening of the school year will look like. We have an even greater sense of urgency because our multi-track schools are scheduled to start their school year the first week of July.

  Friday, May 29, 2020  /  Number of views (806)
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