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Leeward lawmakers pledge opposition to teacher pay cuts, furloughs

Leeward lawmakers pledge opposition to teacher pay cuts, furloughs

HSTA members organize talk story to spur action

Educators who teach along the Leeward coast of Oahu gathered virtually this week to share their stories and concerns with area lawmakers who said they do not support educator pay reductions.

  Friday, October 23, 2020  /  Number of views (359)
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 (900)
HSTA seeks presenters for 2021 conference for 'new educators'

HSTA seeks presenters for 2021 conference for 'new educators'

Request for presenters to conduct virtual workshops on Feb. 20, 2021

HSTA is currently looking for members who can present a virtual workshop on a technique, tool, approach, and/or tips that are successful in your classroom or with your students. 

  Wednesday, October 21, 2020  /  Number of views (63)
HIDOE accepting submissions for Innovation Grant 2021

HIDOE accepting submissions for Innovation Grant 2021

Funds will be used to provide teacher stipends to award selected teachers to develop distance learning units of study

HIDOE and public charter school teachers are encouraged to work collaboratively in teams or individually to design various curriculums to support fellow educators who are engaged in distance learning or hybrid classrooms.

  Friday, October 16, 2020  /  Number of views (251)
Hirono, Booker announce bill to improve K-12 distance, blended learning during COVID-19

Hirono, Booker announce bill to improve K-12 distance, blended learning during COVID-19

Learning Opportunity and Achievement Act provides funding to address instructional loss for at-risk and marginalized students

U.S. Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (D, Hawaii), along with her colleague U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D, N.J.) announced their plan Friday to introduce the Learning Opportunity and Achievement Act (LOAA), which would improve distance and blended learning in our public schools during the coronavirus pandemic.

  Friday, October 9, 2020  /  Number of views (190)
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 (7099)
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 (2517)
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 (2662)
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 (802)
NEA offers distance learning webinars

NEA offers distance learning webinars

Series designed to help members master the ins and outs of distance learning

Join NEA Teacher Quality in a series of webinars designed to help you master the ins and outs of distance learning.

  Tuesday, September 8, 2020  /  Number of views (987)
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