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Public school classrooms to remain closed through the end of the school year

Public school classrooms to remain closed through the end of the school year

Enrichment and distance learning to continue through May 28

HSTA President Corey Rosenlee said, “As long as there was ambiguity about when school would open, it made it very difficult for our teachers to plan. Now we know what’s going to happen with the rest of the school year."

  Friday, April 17, 2020  /  Number of views (815)
Kauai educator to the governor: 'If we work together, we can find a solution that fits'

Kauai educator to the governor: 'If we work together, we can find a solution that fits'

Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School band director writes personal message in response to potential pay cuts

Sarah Tochiki, Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School band director, said in a message to Gov. David Ige: "I write this letter to ask for you to fulfill what you said you would do, even with this added pandemic challenge."

  Friday, April 17, 2020  /  Number of views (1588)
HSTA emergency loan program suspended through April 2021

HSTA emergency loan program suspended through April 2021

HSTA is working to find other options for members with urgent financial needs

The HSTA BOD is concerned that the demand for emergency loans by members during the coronavirus pandemic will exceed our financial ability to meet our members’ needs in an equitable manner.

  Thursday, April 16, 2020  /  Number of views (529)
HSTA, legislative leaders oppose governor's plan to cut salaries for public workers

HSTA, legislative leaders oppose governor's plan to cut salaries for public workers

Public sector unions were told 10- and 20-percent salary cuts could occur as early as May 1

Legislative leaders joined HSTA educators in opposing Gov. David Ige's initial pay cut idea, and he said Wednesday “no decisions have been made yet.“

  Wednesday, April 15, 2020  /  Number of views (8811)
We need your help to prevent furloughs, hiring freezes, salary changes

We need your help to prevent furloughs, hiring freezes, salary changes

Take action now to ensure critical funding goes to state education

COVID-19 is not only impacting our health, it is devastating our economy. Visitor spending makes up the majority of our state’s income. With tourism and non-essential businesses shut down, economists are predicting a massive plunge in tax revenue.

  Tuesday, April 14, 2020  /  Number of views (3323)
Did you receive a text message from HSTA? It wasn't spam

Did you receive a text message from HSTA? It wasn't spam

HSTA uses an app called Hustle to reach out to members

If you receive a text message, it's okay to respond! HSTA leaders are using an application called Hustle to text members while keeping all phone numbers private.

  Tuesday, April 14, 2020  /  Number of views (1820)
How COVID-19 financial relief laws can help Hawaii residents, school districts

How COVID-19 financial relief laws can help Hawaii residents, school districts

Federal CARES and Families First Coronavirus Response acts explained

Here's a look at how these relief packages can help you in a number of key areas.

  Tuesday, April 7, 2020  /  Number of views (2941)
Board approves request that will allow Hawaii public school seniors to graduate on time

Board approves request that will allow Hawaii public school seniors to graduate on time

Details to be released early next week

Thursday’s decision means that about 10,000 public high school seniors who are on track to graduate will be able to do so on time. Another 1,000 or so students are not on track to graduate. Guidance will be released next week that include ways for educators to work with students to ensure they can graduate, if possible.

  Thursday, April 2, 2020  /  Number of views (1513)
'I am not a virus.' NEA APIC responds to bias against Asian, Pacific Islander community

'I am not a virus.' NEA APIC responds to bias against Asian, Pacific Islander community

These hate crimes are not isolated events; 650 racist attacks were reported last week alone.

“These events have many of us angry, hurt, and afraid—for ourselves, for our loved ones, and for our community. Ultimately, we need to figure out how this will be remembered, how we took a stand, and how we rebuild our larger communities.”

  Thursday, April 2, 2020  /  Number of views (941)
NEA conducts survey via email regarding coronavirus

NEA conducts survey via email regarding coronavirus

This is a legitimate survey to assess your needs from your association

The NEA Center for Communications is conducting a national survey of members this week regarding coronavirus. The goal is to understand the challenges members are facing and to understand what they need from their association in these difficult times.

  Tuesday, March 31, 2020  /  Number of views (831)
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