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Institute keynote speaker shares inspirational ways to connect, grow

2024-02-26T16:49:45-10:00February 26, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

In her keynote, Kumu Hula Kekuhi Kealiʻikanakaʻole shared a mele moʻokū, a song that allows participants to use their foundations to introduce and center around their personal relationship to spaces.

Celebrate Black History Month with HSTA

2024-02-22T11:27:43-10:00February 22, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

On Saturday, Feb. 12, the HSTA Human and Civil Rights (HCR) Committee invites fellow educators to a virtual gathering to share Black History Month resources. Join us for an overview of these resources and how to share them with your students.

Lawmakers advance bill to collect surcharge on luxury investment properties for public education

2024-02-08T16:49:17-10:00February 8, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

A bill that would give the public the chance to amend Hawaiʻi’s constitution to collect a new property tax on pricey investment properties in the islands for public education is advancing in the state Legislature.

13 Hawaiʻi public schools slated for complete fire alarm system replacement

2024-01-31T13:26:14-10:00January 31, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Education (HIDOE) released a list of 23 schools across the state with fire alarm issues or concerns. Thirteen are slated for complete replacements of their campus fire alarm system.

Teachers not eligible for COVID-19 hazard pay

2024-01-25T22:31:40-10:00January 25, 2024|Categories: COVID-19, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

While an arbitrator has ruled that as many as 7,800 public school employees, such as school nurses and educational assistants, are eligible for hazard pay for working during the pandemic, public school teachers do not have a hazard pay clause in their contract.

Board demands details, communication over potential lapse of $465 million in school construction funds

2024-01-12T10:34:47-10:00January 11, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hawaiʻi Board of Education Chair Warren Haruki called the potential lapse of $465 million in school construction funds “a huge tragedy” Thursday, adding that he fears state lawmakers have lost confidence in the department.

HIDOE replacing 11 inoperable fire alarm systems, 2 more schools report issues

2024-01-11T14:08:04-10:00January 11, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Education (HIDOE) says it’s working to replace inoperable fire alarm systems at 11 schools at a cost of about $14 million after confirming in December that nearly 10% of the state’s public schools failed fire inspections last school year.

HIDOE officials grilled over plan to relinquish funds for 150+ school projects

2023-12-23T07:42:11-10:00December 21, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

The state schools superintendent admitted to lawmakers Wednesday that he didn’t know until late November about his own department’s plan to allow $465 million in school construction funds to lapse, bringing more than 150 projects to a halt, even though officials from his department had been working on the proposal since March.

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