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Deadline to apply for the Innovative Assessment Pilot Program is Dec. 31

Deadline to apply for the Innovative Assessment Pilot Program is Dec. 31

Grade 4 English language arts and grade 8 mathematics teachers are eligible

“This is Hawaii’s best opportunity to get away from the overburdening of standardized tests and move to something that’s better for our students,” said HSTA President Corey Rosenlee.

  Wednesday, December 18, 2019  /  Number of views (1105)
Deadline approaches for teacher sabbatical leave during SY 2020-21

Deadline approaches for teacher sabbatical leave during SY 2020-21

Teachers may apply for one semester or for the entire school year

Teacher sabbatical leave applications are now being accepted for school year 2020–21. Teachers may apply for one semester or for the entire school year.  

  Tuesday, December 10, 2019  /  Number of views (2320)
HIDOE offers free Hawaiian language courses to all employees

HIDOE offers free Hawaiian language courses to all employees

Bargaining Unit 05 educators will be able to receive professional development credits

Beginning with the university’s Spring 2020 semester, all HIDOE employees will have two options to take Hawaiian language courses: enrollment in scheduled courses at UHCC campuses statewide or creation of custom courses for a group of employees.

  Friday, November 22, 2019  /  Number of views (2531)
How to request payroll help from the HIDOE and actually get a response

How to request payroll help from the HIDOE and actually get a response

ServiceNow allows educators to request assistance without playing phone tag

The Department of Education launched a system called ServiceNow to ensure employees receive a quick and accurate response without playing phone tag.

  Thursday, November 21, 2019  /  Number of views (2536)
On Hawaii Island, educators suggest ways the state could retain more teachers

On Hawaii Island, educators suggest ways the state could retain more teachers

Consulting firm holds fourth and final listening session at Keaau High School

“I advise every kid not to become a teacher, because it would be irresponsible for me to tell someone to get a four-year degree and not make ends meet,” Eric Hagiwara, a math, robotics, and programming teacher at Waiakea High, said.

  Thursday, September 26, 2019  /  Number of views (1760)
Members, community encouraged to speak up at HIDOE listening sessions on teacher pay

Members, community encouraged to speak up at HIDOE listening sessions on teacher pay

Listening sessions scheduled for Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island

The Hawaii State Teachers Association encourages members, parents and other members of the community to attend a series of listening sessions hosted by the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) on teacher pay. The department's goal is to gather feedback to refine and potentially recommend changes to the teacher compensation system.

  Wednesday, September 18, 2019  /  Number of views (4903)
Why your employee ID number appears in your work email address

Why your employee ID number appears in your work email address

Don't worry, your personal information has not been compromised

Some teachers expressed concern over their employee ID number appearing in their email address. We contacted the Hawaii Department of Education to verify how and why employee IDs are being used.

  Monday, August 12, 2019  /  Number of views (2780)
Hawaii Department of Education holds G-Suite training for employees, staff

Hawaii Department of Education holds G-Suite training for employees, staff

Two different sessions, Basics and Tips & Tricks, will be available

Users are encouraged to take part in these live webinars, as you will be able to ask questions directly via chat.  The webinars will also be recorded for later review and additional sessions will also be scheduled.

  Tuesday, July 30, 2019  /  Number of views (1180)
HSTA applauds governor's intent to veto bill on e-cigarettes in schools

HSTA applauds governor's intent to veto bill on e-cigarettes in schools

SB 1405 calls for confiscation, increased fines for youth

HSTA has always opposed laws that focus on penalizing our youth for the use and possession of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. We do not want laws like this to contribute to the school-to-prison pipeline.

  Friday, June 28, 2019  /  Number of views (1467)
71 public schools offer free meals to children this summer

71 public schools offer free meals to children this summer

Hawaii schools participating in Seamless Summer Option program reach record number

Parents are encouraged to call their child’s school directly to find out the specific times for meal service.

  Monday, June 3, 2019  /  Number of views (2335)
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