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