The HSTA Negotiations Team meets for an hour and a half with top HIDOE officials Monday to begin detailed bargaining about reopening schools.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Six public school teachers were recently honored by PBS Hawaii for exceptional digital media storytelling in the HIKI NO program.
Educators from all over Oahu are performing in a musical about families, forgiveness and second chances.
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.