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Stipends available through the Grow Our Own Teachers Initiative

Stipends available through the Grow Our Own Teachers Initiative

Learn about this partnership between the Hawaii State Department of Education and University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Education

Emergency hires, substitutes, and educational assistants are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity so they can expand their knowledge and gain substantial raises by becoming full-fledged licensed teachers.

  Friday, August 28, 2020  /  Number of views (2713)
Frequently asked questions relating to coronavirus (COVID-19) and schools

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

Information is accurate as of our latest update and subject to change

The Hawaii State Teachers Association is working hard to ensure that our members' health and safety remain a priority, our contract and employment rights are preserved, and information is being communicated in an accurate and timely manner.

  Friday, August 28, 2020  /  Number of views (27304)
HIDOE employees encouraged to get free COVID-19 testing

HIDOE employees encouraged to get free COVID-19 testing

You may get tested during work hours with supervisor approval and proof of registration voucher

The department is encouraging everyone to get tested, especially if you don't feel well or have had close contact with someone with COVID-19. You may get tested during work hours with supervisor approval and your proof of registration voucher.

  Thursday, August 27, 2020  /  Number of views (726)
HIDOE extends distance learning through first quarter, but more needs to be done

HIDOE extends distance learning through first quarter, but more needs to be done

HSTA continues to push for 100-percent distance learning, telework, reopening metrics

The extension applies to all Oahu schools and most neighbor island schools. 

  Thursday, August 27, 2020  /  Number of views (2096)
Honolulu mayor: ‘If I had my way, I’d close all schools for two weeks’

Honolulu mayor: ‘If I had my way, I’d close all schools for two weeks’

Caldwell disagrees with Ige’s decision to exempt public schools from stay-at-home order

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said Wednesday that he wanted to include public schools in the “Stay-at-Home, Work-at-Home” order that goes into effect on Oahu at midnight, but Gov. David Ige asked that public schools and University of Hawaii campuses remain open. 

  Wednesday, August 26, 2020  /  Number of views (1253)
Superintendent says distance learning decisions up to complex area leaders

Superintendent says distance learning decisions up to complex area leaders

HIDOE, DOH finally working on trigger metrics

Parents, teachers, and even a public school student pleaded with the Hawaii State Board of Education Thursday to continue distance learning at public schools through at least the end of the first quarter, a decision state Schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto said she’s leaving to the 15 complex area superintendents across the state.

  Thursday, August 20, 2020  /  Number of views (6034)
Special programs celebrate the 19th Amendment and women’s suffrage

Special programs celebrate the 19th Amendment and women’s suffrage

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of women’s constitutional right to vote

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which guarantees and protects women’s constitutional right to vote.

  Thursday, August 20, 2020  /  Number of views (319)
Know Your Rights: Teachers and telework

Know Your Rights: Teachers and telework

HSTA strongly recommends teachers concerned with COVID-19 exposure apply for telework

The Hawaii State Teachers Association believes there is a strong argument for principals to approve teachers teleworking to reduce the number of individuals on campus.

  Thursday, August 20, 2020  /  Number of views (6895)
Senators grill superintendent on teacher telework, PPE

Senators grill superintendent on teacher telework, PPE

Lawmakers have asked the state auditor to probe campus COVID notification process

During a Senate Special Committee on COVID-19 briefing Wednesday, state senators pressed Schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto about why more teachers aren’t allowed to telework when students are learning from home, and why educators are spending their own money for protective gear.

  Wednesday, August 19, 2020  /  Number of views (3559)
HSTA identifies holes in latest order, calls for key actions to keep schools, communities safe

HSTA identifies holes in latest order, calls for key actions to keep schools, communities safe

HSTA President Corey Rosenlee said these restrictions leave ‘very important decisions unresolved.’

HSTA President Corey Rosenlee said, “There are still no metrics from the Department of Health and Department of Education on the requirements for safely reopening schools or when they should close. We are also concerned with the governor’s exceptions to our public school system. In order to reduce transmission, teachers should be allowed to work from home and no students should be coming on campus. Otherwise, he leaves gaping holes in these restrictions.”

  Tuesday, August 18, 2020  /  Number of views (1515)
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