Terri Inefuku

About Terri Inefuku

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Terri Inefuku has created 66 blog entries.

HSTA freezes member dues this school year

2021-07-30T16:22:02-10:00July 30, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

HSTA Secretary-Treasurer Lisa Morrison said, "With the hardships members have endured recently and the fact that they are taking home smaller paychecks without the 21 hours of PD, we feel now is not the right time to ask our members to pay more.”

Waiʻanae early career educators of color recognized nationally for leadership in literacy

2021-07-28T21:07:01-10:00July 28, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Lydia Haff and Shay Kaleoʻoluhoʻiloliokawaipāhe Zykova are among 12 recipients recognized across the country. Haff and Zykova, both ninth-grade English teachers, started a literacy team at their school to focus on building literacy skills in their students.

Back-to-school message from HSTA President Osa Tui, Jr.

2021-07-28T21:12:55-10:00July 27, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As you are gearing up for the new school year, a lot of uncertainty remains as we await the transition from Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto to Interim Superintendent Keith Hayashi. This transition, coupled with the guidance from DOH released Monday, has further delayed our official meeting with the department to discuss critical issues that are arising.

Local musicians host benefit concert for Hawaii’s public school educators

2021-08-06T11:34:39-10:00July 27, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

“Teach Our Future” will feature Pure Heart, Robi Kahakalau, the Camarillo ohana, and the Makaha Sons, and will be available via livestream worldwide on Saturday, Aug. 7, at 6 p.m.

Vaccinations emphasized in Department of Health’s updated guidance for schools

2021-07-26T18:37:24-10:00July 26, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

HSTA President Osa Tui Jr. says he and fellow HSTA leaders are continuing to absorb the updated guidance, and stressed during a news conference Monday that “our teachers have wanted to be back in school with their students for a while now, and they are committed to making their classrooms as safe as possible for their students.”

First lady thanks educators during visit to Waipahu High School

2021-07-26T09:10:56-10:00July 26, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

During remarks before a socially distanced crowd that also included state and city lawmakers and Hawaii State Department of Education officials, first lady Dr. Jill Biden thanked her fellow educators for their hard work during the pandemic.

Hilo educator becomes HSTA’s NEA director

2021-07-13T14:22:18-10:00July 13, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Hilo social studies teacher Aaron Kubo recently began serving as the Hawaii State Teacher Association’s NEA director, the union’s representative to the National Education Association. He brings a wide variety of experience in education, ethnic diversity and labor relations to this position.

HSTA supports continued mask-wearing, distance learning options for 2021–22 school year

2021-07-09T18:45:54-10:00July 9, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Hawaii State Teachers Association has always said that it’s best to follow the science, and we look forward to seeing what guidance our state departments of health and education issue based on today’s recommendations.

Go to Top