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HSTA: HIDOE needs to clearly explain school reopening plan

HSTA: HIDOE needs to clearly explain school reopening plan

Superintendent says she will release detailed plans in two weeks

The HSTA Negotiations Team meets for an hour and a half with top HIDOE officials Monday to begin detailed bargaining about reopening schools.

  Friday, June 19, 2020  /  Number of views (4391)
What 12-month teachers need to know before returning to work on June 1

What 12-month teachers need to know before returning to work on June 1

An explanation, FAQs, and why 12-monthers should strongly consider applying to telework ASAP

Read FAQs and guidance for 12-month educators, including HSTA's strong recommendation that all those interested should immediately fill out a telework application/request.

  Wednesday, May 27, 2020  /  Number of views (1886)
First-hand account as 50+ educators volunteer to ease unemployment backlog

First-hand account as 50+ educators volunteer to ease unemployment backlog

Leanne Teves, Iroquois Point Elementary student activities coordinator, shares her experience

A heartfelt mahalo to the 56 HSTA members who juggled their professional and personal schedules to volunteer to attack the state’s backlog of unemployment claims because of the pandemic.

  Tuesday, May 26, 2020  /  Number of views (832)
As lawmakers reconvene, hundreds testify against pay cuts

As lawmakers reconvene, hundreds testify against pay cuts

One teacher said, 'Students cannot suffer further'

More than 450 people — many of them teachers — sent in testimony urging lawmakers to stop any effort to cut state workers’ salaries, which would worsen the teacher shortage crisis as well as the state economy.

  Monday, May 11, 2020  /  Number of views (1055)
Key House committees advance teacher compensation bill

Key House committees advance teacher compensation bill

Representatives received more than 600 pages of testimony from educators before unanimously approving the measure

Earlier in the day, teachers from Oahu and Maui delivered educator declarations signed by thousands of HSTA members across the state calling for higher pay for veterans and differentials for key shortage areas in special education, hard-to-staff schools and Hawaiian language immersion.

  Friday, March 13, 2020  /  Number of views (1614)
Teacher pay adjustment bill advances at Legislature

Teacher pay adjustment bill advances at Legislature

Educators give tearful testimony about how low pay affects them and their students

The Senate Education Committee Wednesday approved a proposal to appropriate $25 million to continue funding differentials in teacher shortage areas and adjust veteran’s teacher pay higher next school year.

  Thursday, February 6, 2020  /  Number of views (2444)
Hawaii State FCU still has about $20K remaining in teacher grants

Hawaii State FCU still has about $20K remaining in teacher grants

Applications will be accepted until Oct. 31

The program allows teachers in the State of Hawaii Department of Education to obtain much-needed supplies, books, furniture, electronics, equipment and other basic necessities for their classrooms with grants up to $500.

  Friday, October 18, 2019  /  Number of views (3919)
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 (1139)
Family musical features 15 educators in the cast

Family musical features 15 educators in the cast

'Children of Eden' runs through Sept. 29 at Kaneohe's Paliku Theatre

Educators from all over Oahu are performing in a musical about families, forgiveness and second chances.

  Friday, September 13, 2019  /  Number of views (1352)
Members, you're invited to a special teachers-only experience on Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery

Members, you're invited to a special teachers-only experience on Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery

Spots are limited so register now for these special Oct. 26 sessions

The event, which will take place Oct. 26 on Kamehameha Schools Kapalama campus, is free and open to students and parents, however this year, a special schedule will be reserved for teachers only.

  Friday, September 13, 2019  /  Number of views (1171)
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