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HSTA holds live briefing, Q&A session on furlough threat

2021-02-05T01:23:15-10:00January 26, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

On Dec. 28, HSTA held a live briefing to inform members on furlough threats, our response, and other COVID-19-related updates and actions. Several developments have occurred relating to the governor’s threat of furloughing state employees.

Local education nonprofit seeks educators for online focus groups

2021-01-23T11:01:00-10:00January 23, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The nonprofit Hawaii Education Association seeks active and retired teachers from all grade levels (preschool through college) and all islands to participate in online focus groups about the education profession today.

Take HSTA’s English learners survey by Feb. 12

2021-01-23T09:58:00-10:00January 23, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

All members are encouraged to take the survey, which should take five minutes or less to complete. Those teachers who have EL responsibilities, such as classroom instruction, EL coordination, and/or support for EL services are strongly encouraged to respond.

HIDOE validates HSTA’s warnings of federal stimulus violations

2021-02-05T01:27:31-10:00January 23, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Hawaii State Department of Education’s chief financial officer told the Board of Education Thursday that the teachers' union correctly described congressional restrictions on reducing public school budgets after the state accepted hundreds of millions of dollars in federal pandemic aid.

BOE delays approving HIDOE use of federal stimulus funds

2021-02-05T01:28:40-10:00January 22, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Hawaii Board of Education Thursday tabled a controversial Hawaii Department of Education proposal to use $53 million in federal pandemic stimulus funds to hire tutors for public school students as the department contemplates laying off hundreds of teachers, education assistants, and other staff.

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