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HSTA has serious concerns about HIDOE’s three-phase reopening plan

HSTA has serious concerns about HIDOE’s three-phase reopening plan

HSTA was not consulted nor notified prior to Friday’s announcement

HSTA was not consulted nor notified prior to Friday’s announcement, and learned of the developments alongside the public. HSTA has subsequently demanded impact bargaining with the employer as the changes would have ramifications on numerous parts of our current contract.

  Friday, August 7, 2020  /  Number of views (8583)
HSTA advocates for 100% distance learning through at least 1st quarter

HSTA advocates for 100% distance learning through at least 1st quarter

Union also demands clear, written guidance, metrics for safe in-person instruction

HSTA President Corey Rosenlee said, “Hawaii can no longer pretend we are not in the middle of a pandemic and that somehow our keiki and our teachers are impervious to this virus. As teachers, we know how important education is, but we are most concerned about the lives of every one of our students. Online classwork cannot replace face-to-face learning, but it ensures that learning continues and that our keiki and our communities remain safe.”

  Friday, August 7, 2020  /  Number of views (3097)
Frequently asked questions relating to coronavirus (COVID-19) and schools

Frequently asked questions relating to coronavirus (COVID-19) and schools

Information is accurate as of our latest update and subject to change

The Hawaii State Teachers Association is working hard to ensure that our members' health and safety remain a priority, our contract and employment rights are preserved, and information is being communicated in an accurate and timely manner.

  Thursday, August 6, 2020  /  Number of views (22698)
HIDOE memos related to coronavirus (COVID-19)

HIDOE memos related to coronavirus (COVID-19)

A roundup of updates issued by the Hawaii State Department of Education

This page contains updates issued by the Hawaii State Department of Education related to coronavirus (COVID-19).

  Thursday, August 6, 2020  /  Number of views (10342)
NEA offers distance learning webinars

NEA offers distance learning webinars

Register for Preparing Your Distance Learning Classroom series

Join the National Education Association for a series of webinars designed to help you prepare your distance learning classroom.

  Wednesday, August 5, 2020  /  Number of views (343)
HSTA, HIDOE reach agreement on school calendar change

HSTA, HIDOE reach agreement on school calendar change

Read the joint contract interpretation, plus updated FAQs

HSTA and HIDOE reached agreement on a joint contract interpretation that accounts for the modifications needed to address the operational aspects of what was to be the first nine (9) student days of the school year.

  Tuesday, August 4, 2020  /  Number of views (2541)
HSTA offers guidance for teachers with health concerns during COVID-19

HSTA offers guidance for teachers with health concerns during COVID-19

Protection and support options for educators who may be at higher risk for severe illness

As COVID-19 is a new disease, there is limited information regarding risk factors and the research continues to evolve and change. Our FAQs are provided as a reference and should not be considered exhaustive as each individual's situation may differ.

  Tuesday, August 4, 2020  /  Number of views (11485)
Share your virtual best practices as an NEA Distance Learning Educator

Share your virtual best practices as an NEA Distance Learning Educator

Members encouraged to apply by Aug. 9 to design, facilitate webinars

This leadership opportunity is designed to support the shifting needs of educators during the COVID-19 pandemic. DLEs design and facilitate webinars related to quality teaching and learning at a distance.

  Friday, July 31, 2020  /  Number of views (485)
Board votes to delay students’ return to school until Aug. 17

Board votes to delay students’ return to school until Aug. 17

Educators will have 9 additional days for training and preparation before keiki go back to class

The change gives school staff an additional nine days for training and preparation before students to return to class.

  Thursday, July 30, 2020  /  Number of views (5472)
Unions submit joint testimony to BOE on school reopening options

Unions submit joint testimony to BOE on school reopening options

HSTA, HGEA, and UPW send in testimony ahead of special meeting July 30

On Thursday, July 30, at 1 p.m., the board will hold a special meeting to discuss school reopening options. The agenda includes three action items that link to background, recommendations, and implications as submitted by the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE). On Tuesday, July 28, we submitted joint testimony with HGEA and UPW on all three action items, which we are sharing below.

  Tuesday, July 28, 2020  /  Number of views (1167)
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