While the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) believes in the importance of ensuring students are provided instructional services in school year 2020–21, it should not be at the cost of a safe educational environment.
In spite of new data showing they were effective, a proposal before the Hawaii State Board of Education (BOE) aims to defer millions of dollars in shortage differentials that the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) began in January for special education classroom teachers, Hawaiian language immersion educators, and educators at hard-to-staff schools.
After research, membership input, interviews, and committee discussions, HSTA believes these candidates will be our strongest advocates for teachers, students, and public education.
The Hawaii Distance Learning Forum holds its first virtual conference next week. Sign up now for this free event.
Please join us as we explore ʻĀina Aloha and how we might root our content to Hawaiʻi, strengthening our HĀ, even as we face new models of hybrid learning during the coronavirus pandemic.
On Monday, July 20, at 3 p.m., Deputy Executive Director Andrea Eshelman will provide an overview of various leave options and information on ADA requests, all within the framework of COVID-19 and its impact on teachers' work environment.
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.
We are pleased to report that the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) and Schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto have reached a resolution on distancing of students in classrooms and face-covering requirements.
Are you thinking about your retirement? Do you have questions about how it works and, more importantly, will you have enough money to retire?
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.