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1,300+ HSTA members attend State of Our Union rally

1,300+ HSTA members attend State of Our Union rally

First-ever broadcast features emotional speeches by national, state leaders

More than 1,300 HSTA members logged on to view their first-ever State of Our Union Saturday morning, which featured streamed video reports from committee chairs and motivating remote speeches from national and state association leaders as well as the awarding of two important awards.

  Monday, May 18, 2020  /  Number of views (776)
HSTA Human and Civil Rights Committee chair reflects on SY 2019–20

HSTA Human and Civil Rights Committee chair reflects on SY 2019–20

Chair Jodi Kunimitsu looks at the committee's work over the past year and what lies ahead

“Aloha! My name is Jodi Kunimitsu, and I’m a math teacher at Maui High School. This was my first year as chair of the Human and Civil Rights Committee. It was a lot of work, but it was also a lot of fun. Throughout the year, we participated in several community events.”

  Monday, May 18, 2020  /  Number of views (188)
HSTA’s 2020 Pono Award winner continues social justice work during COVID-19 crisis

HSTA’s 2020 Pono Award winner continues social justice work during COVID-19 crisis

Congratulations, Ilima Intermediate STEM teacher Sarah “Mili” Milianta-Laffin!

“I tend to say I’m a scrappy Title I public school kid turned scrappy Title I public school teacher. We know hungry kids can’t learn. Let’s feed them. Hot kids can’t learn. Let’s get those ACs going. If kids are embarrassed to wear dirty uniforms on campus, let's get a campus laundry. It’s just the work teachers do.”

  Sunday, May 17, 2020  /  Number of views (1046)
Nominations open for HSTA's 2020 Pono and Friend of Youth awards

Nominations open for HSTA's 2020 Pono and Friend of Youth awards

Recognize someone who is making a difference in your community

The Hawaii State Teachers Association's Human and Civil Rights Committee is seeking nominations for its Pono and Friend of Youth Awards. Nominations are due Jan. 10, 2020.

  Thursday, November 7, 2019  /  Number of views (1375)
HSTA seeks nominations for Pono and Friend of Youth awards

HSTA seeks nominations for Pono and Friend of Youth awards

Committee wants to recognize a teacher or non-teacher who goes above and beyond

HSTA looks for nomintations for its two annual awards singling out leaders in social justice and helping youth outside of the classroom. 

  Friday, October 26, 2018  /  Number of views (778)
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