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Aupuni Palapala offers professional development in Hawaiian language, culture, history

Aupuni Palapala offers professional development in Hawaiian language, culture, history

A partnership between HIDOE Office of Hawaiian Education and UH Manoa College of Education

Aupuni Palapala embraces a flexible learning mindset and provides opportunities for classroom teachers to share their expertise and engage in broader learning communities with peers on content knowledge, skills and dispositions focused in the areas of Hawaiian language, culture, and history in education.

  Wednesday, November 18, 2020  /  Number of views (680)
Determine how prepared your worksite is to reopen during this pandemic

Determine how prepared your worksite is to reopen during this pandemic

School level leaders encouraged to complete health and safety assessment

The Hawaii State Teachers Association recognizes that the coronavirus pandemic has created serious, complicated, and immediate challenges for educators, students and their families, and we are committed to finding a solid, sensible solution.

  Monday, November 9, 2020  /  Number of views (1035)
HSTA: Latest school guidance metrics still fall short of federal guidelines

HSTA: Latest school guidance metrics still fall short of federal guidelines

No immediate changes to second-quarter plans, per HIDOE

According to Hawaii State Teachers Association analysis of the new metrics, the DOH standards are not well aligned with risk-level metrics issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  Friday, October 23, 2020  /  Number of views (1926)
BOE chair recommends suspending in-person learning until directives met

BOE chair recommends suspending in-person learning until directives met

She also proposes teacher telework approvals during distance learning

The Board of Education will hold a special meeting next week during which it will vote on a proposal to temporarily suspend changes to in-person or hybrid learning at schools, set up clearer reopening guidelines, and consider a measure making it easier for public school teachers to be granted telework options during the pandemic.

  Friday, September 25, 2020  /  Number of views (7233)
HSTA members speak out to BOE on telework, SPED concerns, more

HSTA members speak out to BOE on telework, SPED concerns, more

Nearly 200 educators across the state submitted anonymous testimony as a reality check during COVID-19

At Thursday’s BOE meeting, Rosenlee testified about HSTA members’ concerns and said, “The lack of action and transparency from the DOE has put the lives and health of teachers, staff, and our students in jeopardy. This was clearly evident today when the Department of Education and the Department of Health announced metrics for reopening schools. HSTA was never consulted in the creation of these metrics.”

  Thursday, September 17, 2020  /  Number of views (2657)
HSTA submits testimony on behalf of nearly 200 educators who fear retaliation

HSTA submits testimony on behalf of nearly 200 educators who fear retaliation

HSTA Board of Directors supports 100-percent distance learning through at least first semester

In written testimony ahead of the BOE’s general meeting Thursday afternoon, members cited flawed Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) policies and procedures in response to COVID-19.

  Wednesday, September 16, 2020  /  Number of views (2758)
Email the BOE for changes to keep our schools safe

Email the BOE for changes to keep our schools safe

Push for 100% distance learning, telework, and health guidance

We want to inform board members about the real conditions occurring in our schools during the coronavirus pandemic, especially with regards to schools where all teachers are being unilaterally denied telework when requested, and conditions in classrooms with in-person instruction, particularly those involving special education and fully self-contained educators.

  Monday, September 14, 2020  /  Number of views (853)
HSTA pushes HIDOE for COVID-19 guidance, procedures, clarification

HSTA pushes HIDOE for COVID-19 guidance, procedures, clarification

Written request follows class grievance for BU05 members

This formal written request follows the class grievance that HSTA filed Aug. 17 on behalf of Bargaining Unit 05 employees over violations to the HSTA collective bargaining agreement (contract) and memorandum of understanding (MOU) reached with the state of Hawaii in June.  

  Friday, September 4, 2020  /  Number of views (1844)
HIDOE to offer surge testing at Oahu schools this weekend

HIDOE to offer surge testing at Oahu schools this weekend

Employees, families encouraged to get tested

The Hawaii State Department of Education is hosting surge testing sites at several Oahu schools over the holiday weekend to accommodate HIDOE employees and their families.

  Friday, September 4, 2020  /  Number of views (457)
HIDOE employees encouraged to get free COVID-19 testing

HIDOE employees encouraged to get free COVID-19 testing

You may get tested during work hours with supervisor approval and proof of registration voucher

The department is encouraging everyone to get tested, especially if you don't feel well or have had close contact with someone with COVID-19. You may get tested during work hours with supervisor approval and your proof of registration voucher.

  Thursday, August 27, 2020  /  Number of views (807)
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