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Teacher Appreciation Week: Mahalo for all you do!

Teacher Appreciation Week: Mahalo for all you do!

A special message from HSTA President Corey Rosenlee

The coronavirus pandemic has brought heightened awareness to our educators' ability to engage and educate children, to understand and cater to each student's unique circumstances. It's a special talent, and one that should be appreciated always, not just for a week.

  Wednesday, May 06, 2020  /  Number of views (361)
Local television stations offer broadcast opportunities for virtual graduations

Local television stations offer broadcast opportunities for virtual graduations

Family and friends can tune in live to celebrate the momentous occasion from afar

Local television stations are offering options for schools to broadcast their virtual graduations on-air or online. Schools are advised to produce their own graduation special to keep costs down, and tap into their media programs where possible.

  Tuesday, May 05, 2020  /  Number of views (403)
HSTA Higher Education Benefit supports free online associate degrees

HSTA Higher Education Benefit supports free online associate degrees

HSTA members and family can earn a degree with no out-of-pocket costs

HSTA members and their family, including spouses, partners, children, and parents, can now earn an online associate degree completely free of charge.

  Tuesday, May 05, 2020  /  Number of views (2199)
HSTA updates members, answers questions in live stream event on April 30

HSTA updates members, answers questions in live stream event on April 30

Our Facebook and YouTube live simulcast delved into end-of-year procedures, EES and more

HSTA President Corey Rosenlee and HSTA Deputy Executive Director Andrea Eshelman provided the latest on everything from teacher evaluation modifications and end-of-year checkout procedures to possible COVID-19 economic impacts in the form of those ill-advised potential pay cuts.

  Friday, May 01, 2020  /  Number of views (673)
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.

  Friday, May 01, 2020  /  Number of views (972)
Distance cannot separate us! Share your images of remote work with HSTA

Distance cannot separate us! Share your images of remote work with HSTA

Submit member photos of teaching, volunteering during pandemic for chance to win $50 gift cards

We know COVID-19 has forced you to come up with creative new ways to connect with and educate your students, and we want to celebrate and spotlight your hard work.

  Friday, May 01, 2020  /  Number of views (1241)
Ige says he’s considering ‘other options’ to pay cuts he calls a ‘last resort’

Ige says he’s considering ‘other options’ to pay cuts he calls a ‘last resort’

HSTA demands bargaining with the state over potential pay reductions

For the first time since his administration floated the unwise idea of 20-percent pay cuts for state employees, including educators, Gov. David Ige appears to be considering a federal low-interest loan program suggested by the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) and other unions to avoid those reductions.

  Friday, May 01, 2020  /  Number of views (1463)
Hawaii business leaders caution against cutting government employees’ pay

Hawaii business leaders caution against cutting government employees’ pay

'I don’t think now is the time to have pay cuts,' said one well-known developer

Successful Hawaii developer and well-known business leader Stanford Carr spoke out Wednesday against state worker pay cuts floated earlier this month by the administration of Gov. David Ige.

  Wednesday, April 29, 2020  /  Number of views (624)
Register now for HSTA's first-ever State of Our Union on May 16

Register now for HSTA's first-ever State of Our Union on May 16

Remote broadcast aims to update membership about what’s happening with our association

In lieu of a traditional convention, HSTA will hold a virtual “State of Our Union” on Saturday, May 16, at 10 a.m. to update our valued members about what’s happening with our association during this uncertain time.

  Sunday, April 26, 2020  /  Number of views (2499)
HSTA reaches agreement with HIDOE on end-of-year checkout procedures

HSTA reaches agreement with HIDOE on end-of-year checkout procedures

You should NOT perform an inventory of materials, move furniture, or meet face to face

This agreement outlines what tasks teachers can and can’t be asked to complete, how teachers will be scheduled to come to campus, guidance on entering campus and workspaces, safety precautions, and an exception process for those who may have health concerns related to COVID-19.  

  Friday, April 24, 2020  /  Number of views (11891)
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