Terri Inefuku

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Mental health resources for educators, students

2024-02-09T12:34:36-10:00December 15, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Resources to help educators care for their own mental health and help children in their charge cope with crises Updated: December 15, 2023 Disaster Distress Helpline If you are experiencing anxiety, worry, sadness, anger, or other strong feelings of distress, call the federal government’s Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) at 1-800-985-5990 for crisis counseling and support. Call or text 24/7/365; standard text messaging, data rates apply. Press 2 for Spanish; interpretation services are available in 100+ languages. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and American Sign Language is your primary or preferred language, [...]

What is 3-1(g)? HSTA commits to diversity in leadership, member engagement

2023-12-12T11:17:23-10:00December 12, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The need for diverse voices and representation prompted HSTA to review and rethink its approach to member engagement and leadership development. In 2021, union leaders and staff came together to reformulate HSTA’s implementation plan to meet the National Education Association Bylaw 3-1(g).

Fundraiser supports Pearl City student after heart transplant

2023-12-08T15:20:28-10:00December 8, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Ren received a new heart in October. He underwent eight hours of surgery at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Doctors say he must remain in Los Angeles for about a year to monitor and strengthen his new heart.

4 reasons to run for HSTA office

2023-12-05T13:19:54-10:00December 5, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association is looking for passionate members to run for elected office and help steer the direction of the union, represent fellow teachers and our voices, and advocate for schools our keiki deserve.

HSTA revives popular teacher externship program with $1,000 stipend

2024-05-29T14:17:18-10:00October 26, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Approximately 10 participants will have the opportunity to work with Oʻahu-based business partners in a variety of industries, such as automotive, health care, banking, hospitality, and agriculture.

Column: Support bill to stop flavored-tobacco sales

2023-10-20T13:28:36-10:00October 17, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

“As a Hawaii public school educator for 55 years, I fully support legislation that protects the health and future of our keiki by banning flavored tobacco products. For too long, tobacco companies have been preying on our youth by masking harmful, addictive products in enticing fruit and candy flavors.”

HSTA, Kamehameha Schools distribute 1,000+ backpacks to Lahaina students

2023-10-12T21:57:14-10:00October 12, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Hundreds of Lahaina families picked up free backpacks filled with school supplies Thursday as their keiki prepare to return to West Maui campuses next week.

Lahaina community calls for stronger evacuation plans, mental health services post-wildfires

2023-09-29T10:44:36-10:00September 29, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Families in Lahaina voiced their concerns Thursday over inadequate evacuation plans and inaccessible mental health services as three of four Hawaiʻi State Department of Education schools in West Maui prepare to reopen to students next month in the wake of devastating wildfires.

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