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Board votes to delay students’ return to school until Aug. 17

Board votes to delay students’ return to school until Aug. 17

Educators will have 9 additional days for training and preparation before keiki go back to class

The change gives school staff an additional nine days for training and preparation before students to return to class.

  Thursday, July 30, 2020  /  Number of views (5472)
BOE sets July 30 special meeting to consider school reopening calendar changes

BOE sets July 30 special meeting to consider school reopening calendar changes

Board to consider adding PD days in early August and bringing students back to campuses later

The Hawaii State Board of Education (BOE) has scheduled a special meeting Thursday to take action on a number of scenarios that would give educators more time to prepare before students return to class during the pandemic.

  Friday, July 24, 2020  /  Number of views (2913)
Principals, EAs, and others join teachers calling for more time before students return to campus

Principals, EAs, and others join teachers calling for more time before students return to campus

Overwhelming testimony ahead of Thursday's BOE meeting supports students’ delayed return to campus

James Sunday, Radford High School principal, submitted testimony to the BOE that said, “Although we are expected to be ‘good soldiers’ who follow directives, we can not in good conscience move forward without expressing the concerns we continue to have in regards to reopening our schools. The depth of these concerns keep us up at night as we hold the health and safety of our individual communities in our hands.”

  Wednesday, July 22, 2020  /  Number of views (3880)
HSTA urges state, Board of Education to delay return of students to campus

HSTA urges state, Board of Education to delay return of students to campus

Schools are woefully underprepared to minimize risk of COVID-19

The HIDOE and DOH need more time to properly create and implement health strategies to minimize the spread of COVID-19, and schools need more time to prepare educators for an online environment.

  Tuesday, July 21, 2020  /  Number of views (6170)
HSTA’s open letter to the Hawaiʻi public school community

HSTA’s open letter to the Hawaiʻi public school community

Hawaiʻi’s educators are committed to supporting our local communities

We know our public schools serve as not only hubs of learning, but as safe spaces that provide much-needed stability for our keiki. The recent coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has fractured this stability, and we are working hard to pick up the pieces.

  Wednesday, March 25, 2020  /  Number of views (5735)
Campbell High freshman organizes rally advocating for higher teacher pay

Campbell High freshman organizes rally advocating for higher teacher pay

Another Campbell student produced a documentary about the teacher shortage

The rally, attended by students, teachers, and parents, was organized by Jahstyce Ahulau, a 14-year-old Campbell High School freshman who founded the group Fighting for Our Future, a student-led and driven committee to advocate for higher teacher pay.

  Thursday, December 19, 2019  /  Number of views (1496)
Public school teachers honored for exceptional guidance in digital media storytelling

Public school teachers honored for exceptional guidance in digital media storytelling

PBS Hawaii's HIKI NO program presents six teachers with certificates of achievement

Six public school teachers were recently honored by PBS Hawaii for exceptional digital media storytelling in the HIKI NO program.

  Wednesday, October 2, 2019  /  Number of views (1180)
4th annual Hawaii Youth Sustainability Challenge project-grant program launched

4th annual Hawaii Youth Sustainability Challenge project-grant program launched

It offers funding, training and mentoring for students to create environmental solutions

Oahu students from public, private and charter schools islandwide wanting to help their schools or communities go green now have a chance to earn funding to back their big ideas. 

  Friday, August 23, 2019  /  Number of views (1089)
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