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Schools superintendent ‘not supporting’ pay cut

Schools superintendent ‘not supporting’ pay cut

Superintendent Kishimoto wants to use federal relief funds to continue shortage differentials

DOE Superintendent Christina Kishimoto said Thursday she opposes pay cuts and hopes to use federal coronavirus relief funds to continue shortage differentials for special education, Hawaiian language immersion, and hard-to-staff teachers next school year.

  Thursday, May 7, 2020  /  Number of views (2851)
Legislative leaders: 'Main purpose' of reconvening Monday is to avoid pay cuts or furloughs

Legislative leaders: 'Main purpose' of reconvening Monday is to avoid pay cuts or furloughs

Lawmakers want to stop the possible reduction state workers' pay that would worsen Hawaii's economy during the pandemic

State House Speaker Scott Saiki said Thursday the “main purpose” of reconvening the Legislature will be working with Gov. David Ige to find other options or alternatives to what Saiki called “drastic budget cuts and furloughs” to stabilize state finances during the coronavirus pandemic.

  Thursday, May 7, 2020  /  Number of views (808)
HSTA Welcome Home Mortgage Program puts homeownership within reach

HSTA Welcome Home Mortgage Program puts homeownership within reach

Members encouraged to register for informational webinar on May 20

HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union presents the HSTA Welcome Home Mortgage Program to provide educators stronger financial security through affordable and simple mortgage financing.

  Wednesday, May 6, 2020  /  Number of views (810)
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 6, 2020  /  Number of views (443)
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 5, 2020  /  Number of views (498)
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 5, 2020  /  Number of views (2382)
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 1, 2020  /  Number of views (763)
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 1, 2020  /  Number of views (1116)
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 1, 2020  /  Number of views (1389)
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 1, 2020  /  Number of views (1592)
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