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Senators express concern about schools reopening Aug. 4

Senators express concern about schools reopening Aug. 4

HSTA seeks answers to critical questions from HIDOE

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.

  Friday, July 17, 2020  /  Number of views (4437)
Write to the Board of Education to urge continued funding for teacher shortage differentials

Write to the Board of Education to urge continued funding for teacher shortage differentials

HIDOE wants to defer differentials next school year, even though they helped fill vacancies

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.

  Friday, July 17, 2020  /  Number of views (5585)
HSTA recommends Case, Kahele for Congress

HSTA recommends Case, Kahele for Congress

We believe they will be strong advocates for teachers, students, and public education

After research, membership input, interviews, and committee discussions, HSTA believes these candidates will be our strongest advocates for teachers, students, and public education.

  Friday, July 17, 2020  /  Number of views (435)
Sign up for ‘Grow With Us’ free distance learning event

Sign up for ‘Grow With Us’ free distance learning event

Hawaii Distance Learning Forum’s first virtual conference July 23–24

The Hawaii Distance Learning Forum holds its first virtual conference next week. Sign up now for this free event.

  Friday, July 17, 2020  /  Number of views (423)
HSTA Office Hours: ʻĀina Aloha: Rooting content to our beloved Hawaiʻi during COVID-19

HSTA Office Hours: ʻĀina Aloha: Rooting content to our beloved Hawaiʻi during COVID-19

Learn how to ground education in Hawaiian ways of knowing so that all Hawaiʻi may thrive

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.

  Thursday, July 16, 2020  /  Number of views (1032)
HSTA member webinar: COVID-19 leave options and ADA requests

HSTA member webinar: COVID-19 leave options and ADA requests

Members will get an overview of various leave options and information on ADA requests

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.

  Wednesday, July 15, 2020  /  Number of views (3133)
Deadline to obtain Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) credits

Deadline to obtain Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) credits

Teachers will need to obtain six credits within three years starting in SY 2020–21

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.

  Tuesday, July 14, 2020  /  Number of views (6275)
HSTA and HIDOE reach agreement on distancing of students in classrooms

HSTA and HIDOE reach agreement on distancing of students in classrooms

6 feet will be the rule with HSTA approving any exceptions

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.

  Monday, July 13, 2020  /  Number of views (12909)
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 (4018)
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 (11258)
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