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Resources to help you plan for retirement

Resources to help you plan for retirement

What HSTA members need to know about lowering student loan debt and more

Are you thinking about your retirement? Do you have questions about how it works and, more importantly, will you have enough money to retire?

  Friday, July 10, 2020  /  Number of views (4169)
BOE defers approval of school reopening agreement

BOE defers approval of school reopening agreement

A record number of educators submitted testimony concerned about distancing, mask requirements

After a record number of educators and parents expressed concerns about unsafe social distancing protocols that violate a school reopening agreement between the state and Hawaii State Teachers Association, the Hawaii State Board of Education Thursday night voted to defer approval of the deal.

  Thursday, July 9, 2020  /  Number of views (11420)
Strategy Talks with HSTA IPD: Student Corner

Strategy Talks with HSTA IPD: Student Corner

This Hawaii Island-based company founded by student entrepreneurs is hosting a summer webinar series

Teachers and students can showcase and highlight student work, mentor and engage with students and the community, and create a comprehensive knowledge base and project exhibition space for their learning community.

  Thursday, July 9, 2020  /  Number of views (744)
Biden: ‘I can’t wait for the departure of Donald Trump and the chance to replace Betsy DeVos’

Biden: ‘I can’t wait for the departure of Donald Trump and the chance to replace Betsy DeVos’

The former vice president pledges to advocate for public educators and students if elected president

“This is going to be a teacher-oriented Department of Education. It’s not going to come from the top-down, it’s coming from the teachers up,” Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden told NEA RA delegates Friday.

  Friday, July 3, 2020  /  Number of views (1129)
HSTA: Allowing 3-foot distancing in classrooms is ‘dangerous’

HSTA: Allowing 3-foot distancing in classrooms is ‘dangerous’

Union president calls on parents, educators to email testimony to BOE asking for 6-foot requirement

“For the safety of my students, their families and my own family, I implore the DOE to be firm and consistent in their guidance that we will practice physical distancing of six feet whenever possible, even in the classroom,” Nimitz Elementary teacher Logan Okita said.

  Thursday, July 2, 2020  /  Number of views (13639)
Hawaii delegates participate in virtual 2020 NEA Representative Assembly

Hawaii delegates participate in virtual 2020 NEA Representative Assembly

NEA recognizes Polynesian Voyaging Society with Ellison S. Onizuka Memorial Award

Nearly 8,000 educator delegates from every state are gathering virtually on July 2 and 3 with a streamlined agenda, packed with major speakers who addressed the many crises public education faces during one of the most trying times in our history.

  Thursday, July 2, 2020  /  Number of views (568)
Educators, parents invited to anti-vaping virtual event

Educators, parents invited to anti-vaping virtual event

Join Not Just Vapor Hawaii, a free Zoom gathering on Thursday, July 9, at 2 p.m.

The free virtual event on Thursday, July 9, will help you spot the signs of vaping by children and provide you with solutions to prevent your students or your own children from starting or help them quit. 

  Thursday, July 2, 2020  /  Number of views (470)
HSTA searches for negotiations and research specialist, executive assistant

HSTA searches for negotiations and research specialist, executive assistant

Apply by July 31 to help us bargain on behalf of public school educators statewide

HSTA has an opening for a specialist responsible for researching, and providing data analyses and presenting recommendations regarding collective bargaining and advocacy, as well as an executive assistant who will work with our deputy executive director.

  Wednesday, July 1, 2020  /  Number of views (738)
10 years after Kauai woman's brutal murder, police continue to re-examine evidence, pursue leads

10 years after Kauai woman's brutal murder, police continue to re-examine evidence, pursue leads

HSTA employee Amber Jackson died on June 23, 2010. Police have yet to identify her killer.

“We have not given up in our pursuit to find the suspect(s) involved in this appalling tragedy,” said Investigative Services Bureau Assistant Chief Bryson Ponce.

  Tuesday, June 30, 2020  /  Number of views (12755)
HSTA reaches school reopening agreement with state of Hawaii

HSTA reaches school reopening agreement with state of Hawaii

Crucial details and contract modifications you must read now

The Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA), the State of Hawaii, and Board of Education have agreed on a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to allow continuity of education next school year with certain contract modifications while assuring the safety of educators and students.

  Sunday, June 28, 2020  /  Number of views (19925)
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