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HSTA raises concerns that state reopening guidelines are much more lax than federal standards

HSTA raises concerns that state reopening guidelines are much more lax than federal standards

The union thanks the BOE for asking questions about ill-advised, unsafe standards

A day before the Hawaii Board of Education holds a special meeting on several key items including school reopening guidelines and telework for educators during the pandemic, the Hawaii State Teachers Association raised serious concerns that the state Department of Health’s new guidelines for the safe opening of schools are unsafe and much less stringent than federal guidelines.

  Wednesday, September 30, 2020  /  Number of views (380)
HSTA’s Pau Hana Live! premieres Oct. 2

HSTA’s Pau Hana Live! premieres Oct. 2

Our first event features performances by two bands with teachers and school employees

Our premiere event takes place this Friday, Oct. 2, at 5 p.m., and features performances by two bands with teachers and school employees among their ranks.

  Monday, September 28, 2020  /  Number of views (516)
HSTA to hold virtual welcome for new hires

HSTA to hold virtual welcome for new hires

Virtual statewide event takes place Thursday, Oct. 8, at 11:30 a.m.

The Hawaii State Teachers Association is providing a statewide opportunity for new and potential members to get important information and ask questions.

  Monday, September 28, 2020  /  Number of views (370)
BOE chair recommends suspending in-person learning until directives met

BOE chair recommends suspending in-person learning until directives met

She also proposes teacher telework approvals during distance learning

The Board of Education will hold a special meeting next week during which it will vote on a proposal to temporarily suspend changes to in-person or hybrid learning at schools, set up clearer reopening guidelines, and consider a measure making it easier for public school teachers to be granted telework options during the pandemic.

  Friday, September 25, 2020  /  Number of views (7329)
Submit a 'tiny float' for the 2020 virtual Honolulu Pride parade

Submit a 'tiny float' for the 2020 virtual Honolulu Pride parade

Upload your 10-second video by Oct. 1 for a live stream on Oct. 17

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Honolulu Pride’s 2020 event will be celebrated virtually on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. with a live stream hosted by Candy Shell and DJ My Friend George that includes a ‘tiny float’ parade.

  Tuesday, September 22, 2020  /  Number of views (569)
NEA website redesign offers easier access to professional learning resources

NEA website redesign offers easier access to professional learning resources

Members can take advantage of professional trainings, webinars, and programs currently curated by the NEA

The NEA has been working to update and consolidation its professional learning resources. You no longer need several bookmarks to find high-quality professional learning opportunities.

  Monday, September 21, 2020  /  Number of views (172)
STEM grants from AFCEA Hawaii available to educators for first time

STEM grants from AFCEA Hawaii available to educators for first time

Apply by Oct. 2 for grants from $200 to $5,000

For the first time, the Hawaii chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA Hawaii) is offering science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) grants to teachers and others associated with teaching STEM subjects to Hawaii students.

  Monday, September 21, 2020  /  Number of views (524)
HSTA recommends these candidates for the 2020 general election

HSTA recommends these candidates for the 2020 general election

Register by Oct. 5 for the Nov. 3 mail-in election

The HSTA has announced its recommended candidates for the November general election. Don't forget to register to vote by Oct. 5 and send in your ballot as soon as possible for the Nov. 3 election.

  Friday, September 18, 2020  /  Number of views (1746)
Where and how to get your flu shot

Where and how to get your flu shot

Important information from HMSA and Kaiser Permanente

Flu season usually starts in October, peaks in December, and can last through the following May. The flu shot is your best defense against the virus and a safe, effective way to protect the people around you.

  Friday, September 18, 2020  /  Number of views (881)
HSTA members speak out to BOE on telework, SPED concerns, more

HSTA members speak out to BOE on telework, SPED concerns, more

Nearly 200 educators across the state submitted anonymous testimony as a reality check during COVID-19

At Thursday’s BOE meeting, Rosenlee testified about HSTA members’ concerns and said, “The lack of action and transparency from the DOE has put the lives and health of teachers, staff, and our students in jeopardy. This was clearly evident today when the Department of Education and the Department of Health announced metrics for reopening schools. HSTA was never consulted in the creation of these metrics.”

  Thursday, September 17, 2020  /  Number of views (2782)
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