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After HSTA's outcry, schools roll back in-person plans for Monday

After HSTA's outcry, schools roll back in-person plans for Monday

Numerous schools have switched to grab-and-go pickups instead of hours-long classroom sessions

Many principals and complex area superintendents have drastically changed their approach, opting for grab-and-go arrangements to keep the number of students on campuses much lower than originally planned.

  Friday, August 14, 2020  /  Number of views (3135)
HSTA files labor complaint against state over unsafe, in-person instruction plans

HSTA files labor complaint against state over unsafe, in-person instruction plans

Prohibited practice complaint says employer failed to bargain in good faith

The state’s dangerous plans for in-person learning while coronavirus cases are exploding in our state, along with other violations of labor agreements, prompted the Hawaii State Teachers Association to file a prohibited practice complaint with the Hawaii Labor Relations Board against the state of Hawaii.

  Friday, August 14, 2020  /  Number of views (3334)
HSTA, educators respond to inaccurate claims by governor, superintendent

HSTA, educators respond to inaccurate claims by governor, superintendent

Ige, Kishimoto completely unaware of what’s planned at public schools

Nothing would make HSTA happier than if their statements were a reality, but teachers have been telling us the exact opposite.

  Thursday, August 13, 2020  /  Number of views (3909)
HSTA taking legal action over HIDOE's unsafe reopening plans

HSTA taking legal action over HIDOE's unsafe reopening plans

Members, supporters asked to wear black on Monday, Aug. 17

Returning students to in-person learning, especially during a time when Hawaii has the fastest growing infection rate in the country with today’s one-day record of 355 cases, creates an unsafe working condition for members of Bargaining Unit 05.

  Thursday, August 13, 2020  /  Number of views (2837)
Financial assistance, loan options available to HSTA members

Financial assistance, loan options available to HSTA members

Resources and support from trusted partners and local financial institutions

The coronavirus pandemic has taken a heavy financial toll on many Hawaii families, our members included. With all that is going on, bills still need to be paid, groceries purchased, and basic needs met. Many individuals and families may also experience changes to employment that can affect household income.

  Thursday, August 13, 2020  /  Number of views (1417)
How to receive an HSTA VEBA Trust 2020–22 calendar

How to receive an HSTA VEBA Trust 2020–22 calendar

This year calendars were a benefit for HSTA VEBA Trust plan participants only

It’s not too late to become an HSTA VEBA Trust participant. Enroll in one of our plans and take advantage of our incredible group rates and members-only premium subsidies. 

  Thursday, August 13, 2020  /  Number of views (360)
HSTA Higher Education Benefit now offers Bachelor of Science programs

HSTA Higher Education Benefit now offers Bachelor of Science programs

Attend a virtual information session to learn more

The HSTA Higher Education Benefit just got better! HSTA members and their families can now earn a bachelor’s degree with no out-of-pocket costs. Bachelor of Science degree programs are available in the following areas: Teacher Education, Criminal Justice, and Business Administration.

  Thursday, August 13, 2020  /  Number of views (1231)
Battleship Missouri Memorial offers free virtual field trips for grades 5–12

Battleship Missouri Memorial offers free virtual field trips for grades 5–12

Hour-long online classroom experience explores America’s last battleship

This year marks a significant opportunity to get a glimpse of the USS Missouri’s place in history as the Battleship Missouri Memorial commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II on Sept. 2, 2020.

  Thursday, August 13, 2020  /  Number of views (541)
HSTA's longest-serving executive director dies

HSTA's longest-serving executive director dies

John Radcliffe was a teacher on the mainland before moving to Hawaii for the job at HSTA

John Radcliffe, who was executive director of the Hawaii State Teachers Association from 1975 to 1988, died Tuesday night after a long battle with cancer.

  Wednesday, August 12, 2020  /  Number of views (699)
Most neighbor island schools will join Oahu schools with distance learning

Most neighbor island schools will join Oahu schools with distance learning

HSTA called for remote learning on all islands Friday as coronavirus cases spiked

On Tuesday, HIDOE announced public schools on Kauai, Hawaii Island, and Maui County, with the exception of Molokai schools and Hana High & Elementary, will transition to full distance learning for the first four weeks of the 2020–21 school year.

  Tuesday, August 11, 2020  /  Number of views (906)
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