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HSTA: Allowing 3-foot distancing in classrooms is ‘dangerous’

HSTA: Allowing 3-foot distancing in classrooms is ‘dangerous’

Union president calls on parents, educators to email testimony to BOE asking for 6-foot requirement

“For the safety of my students, their families and my own family, I implore the DOE to be firm and consistent in their guidance that we will practice physical distancing of six feet whenever possible, even in the classroom,” Nimitz Elementary teacher Logan Okita said.

  Thursday, July 2, 2020  /  Number of views (13465)
Hawaii delegates participate in virtual 2020 NEA Representative Assembly

Hawaii delegates participate in virtual 2020 NEA Representative Assembly

NEA recognizes Polynesian Voyaging Society with Ellison S. Onizuka Memorial Award

Nearly 8,000 educator delegates from every state are gathering virtually on July 2 and 3 with a streamlined agenda, packed with major speakers who addressed the many crises public education faces during one of the most trying times in our history.

  Thursday, July 2, 2020  /  Number of views (536)
Educators, parents invited to anti-vaping virtual event

Educators, parents invited to anti-vaping virtual event

Join Not Just Vapor Hawaii, a free Zoom gathering on Thursday, July 9, at 2 p.m.

The free virtual event on Thursday, July 9, will help you spot the signs of vaping by children and provide you with solutions to prevent your students or your own children from starting or help them quit. 

  Thursday, July 2, 2020  /  Number of views (448)
HSTA searches for negotiations and research specialist, executive assistant

HSTA searches for negotiations and research specialist, executive assistant

Apply by July 31 to help us bargain on behalf of public school educators statewide

HSTA has an opening for a specialist responsible for researching, and providing data analyses and presenting recommendations regarding collective bargaining and advocacy, as well as an executive assistant who will work with our deputy executive director.

  Wednesday, July 1, 2020  /  Number of views (700)
10 years after Kauai woman's brutal murder, police continue to re-examine evidence, pursue leads

10 years after Kauai woman's brutal murder, police continue to re-examine evidence, pursue leads

HSTA employee Amber Jackson died on June 23, 2010. Police have yet to identify her killer.

“We have not given up in our pursuit to find the suspect(s) involved in this appalling tragedy,” said Investigative Services Bureau Assistant Chief Bryson Ponce.

  Tuesday, June 30, 2020  /  Number of views (12165)
HSTA reaches school reopening agreement with state of Hawaii

HSTA reaches school reopening agreement with state of Hawaii

Crucial details and contract modifications you must read now

The Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA), the State of Hawaii, and Board of Education have agreed on a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to allow continuity of education next school year with certain contract modifications while assuring the safety of educators and students.

  Sunday, June 28, 2020  /  Number of views (19505)
Contribute to the NEA PAC to replace Betsy DeVos

Contribute to the NEA PAC to replace Betsy DeVos

Please donate $20.20 to dump DeVos in 2020

This year, HSTA members are being asked to contribute $20.20 to get rid of Betsy DeVos in 2020.

  Friday, June 26, 2020  /  Number of views (396)
HSTA’s Human and Civil Rights Committee holds first HSTA CARES listening session

HSTA’s Human and Civil Rights Committee holds first HSTA CARES listening session

New initiative aims to create schools and communities that are safe, inclusive, and equitable​ for all keiki

HSTA CARES represents the committee’s new initiative to integrate social justice principles into education to create schools and communities that are safe, inclusive, and equitable​ for all keiki.

  Friday, June 26, 2020  /  Number of views (458)
Online tool helps members manage, reduce student loans

Online tool helps members manage, reduce student loans

How to take advantage of the NEA Student Debt Navigator

The NEA Student Debt Navigator is designed to walk members through a step-by-step process that will help identify federal programs to reduce monthly loan payments and, ultimately, complete the process of loan forgiveness.

  Friday, June 26, 2020  /  Number of views (2261)
NEA offers virtual micro-credential professional learning communities

NEA offers virtual micro-credential professional learning communities

You must be an HSTA/NEA member to register

The National Education Association will be providing members an opportunity to participate in a virtual Professional Learning Community (PLC) to support successful completion of a NEA Micro-credential from start to finish. Educators who participate in a PLC to complete a micro-credential are more likely to earn their badge the first time.

  Wednesday, June 24, 2020  /  Number of views (1384)
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