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Moanalua ahupuaa workshop and curriculum free for teachers

Moanalua ahupuaa workshop and curriculum free for teachers

Aloha Aina Moanalua workshop open to teachers of all grade levels

It is the only place- and culture-based curriculum centered on Kamananui (Moanalua) Valley, the last undeveloped valley in urban Honolulu.

  Thursday, January 23, 2020  /  Number of views (617)
New and renewing National Board Certified Teachers recognized for excellence

New and renewing National Board Certified Teachers recognized for excellence

Ceremonies are being held on Kauai, Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island

Teachers who won NBCT recognition for meeting the highest teaching standards were honored in ceremonies on Oahu Thursday, and will be honored next week on Hawaii Island, Maui and Kauai; 54 of them work in public schools.

  Thursday, January 23, 2020  /  Number of views (995)
HSTA's 2020 Government Relations Priorities

HSTA's 2020 Government Relations Priorities

Fund the schools our keiki deserve

We encourage the community and our decision-makers to join HSTA in advocating for our students and teachers to transform Hawaii’s public schools.

  Sunday, January 19, 2020  /  Number of views (462)
If approved by lawmakers, salary adjustments would bring $46M worth of raises

If approved by lawmakers, salary adjustments would bring $46M worth of raises

Thousands of veteran educators could be placed on the step that properly reflects their years of service

“This is a bold step to finally take care of this problem to make sure that every keiki in Hawaii has a qualified teacher,” said HSTA President Corey Rosenlee in testimony to the BOE Thursday.

  Friday, January 17, 2020  /  Number of views (3398)
What you need to know about HSTA's 2020 elections

What you need to know about HSTA's 2020 elections

Members must be logged in with their registered account to access election files

Every year, the Hawaii State Teachers Association holds elections at the state and chapter levels to fill the following positions: state-level officers and board directors, NEA directors, NEA RA delegates, state convention delegates, chapter officers, and chapter RA members.

  Thursday, January 16, 2020  /  Number of views (874)
Union dues deductible on state taxes, not on federal taxes

Union dues deductible on state taxes, not on federal taxes

If you have any questions, check with tax preparers for advice

The state's official tax instruction book confirms union dues can still be deducted from state taxes, subject to itemizing and if your miscellaneous deductions exceed two percent of your income.

  Thursday, January 16, 2020  /  Number of views (15248)
HSTA offers 'Office Hours' online seminars for new educators

HSTA offers 'Office Hours' online seminars for new educators

Sessions will delve into requested topics such as contracts, benefits, debt and finances, and more

The Hawaii State Teachers Association is proud to offer Office Hours, a series of online seminars designed to educate and inform our new educators on a variety of topics.

  Wednesday, January 15, 2020  /  Number of views (787)
Deadline to obtain Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) credits

Deadline to obtain Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) credits

Teachers will need to obtain six credits within three years starting in SY 2020–21

Starting in school year 2020–21, the Hawaii Department of Education will require teachers who provide direct instruction to students to obtain their six Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) credits within three years.

  Wednesday, January 15, 2020  /  Number of views (2351)
'My first year as a special education teacher' by Liann Sanerivi

'My first year as a special education teacher' by Liann Sanerivi

A Barbers Point Elementary teacher explores the highs and lows of running her own classroom

"Having just come from student teaching and graduating, I felt that I was set and ready to take on the world and my own classroom. I was not prepared for the feeling of failure."

  Tuesday, January 14, 2020  /  Number of views (979)
DOE asks lawmakers to fund salary adjustments

DOE asks lawmakers to fund salary adjustments

Thousands of educators could be placed on the step that properly reflects their years of service

Veteran teachers statewide would receive salary increases by moving up anywhere from one to five steps, gaining millions of dollars worth of salary increases if lawmakers approve a proposal from the state schools superintendent.

  Friday, January 10, 2020  /  Number of views (10134)
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