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HIDOE changes Sheltered Instruction Qualification to include all Bargaining Unit 05 educators

2023-09-18T08:35:14-10:00September 15, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Education announced this week that all teachers must obtain the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Sheltered Instruction Qualification.

Author of queer young adult fiction inspires Molokaʻi High students with career, creative process

2023-09-15T10:59:41-10:00September 15, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When 2021 School Librarian of the Year Diane Mokuau redeemed her prize from Scholastic — an author visit and books for her students — she never dreamed it would lead to a challenging learning experience for her tight-knit community.

Teacher resources for sexual violence education, prevention

2023-09-25T13:23:15-10:00September 8, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

To equip educators with safety strategies and education around sexual violence and prevention, the Sex Abuse Treatment Center developed age-appropriate, K–12 curricula in conjunction with the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education.

‘We need a hero.’ Urge lawmakers to fight the youth vaping epidemic in Hawaiʻi

2023-09-12T12:48:35-10:00September 8, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Educators say current restrictions on electronic cigarettes, or vaping products, aren’t working, and the burden to manage the youth vaping epidemic in Hawai'i can’t be placed solely on schools. Lawmakers have the power to protect our students by holding the tobacco industry accountable.

HSTA board approves disaster relief for Maui members affected by fires

2023-11-13T15:11:37-10:00August 29, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association Board of Directors late Sunday unanimously voted to allocate $150,000 to be spent on Maui disaster relief for HSTA members whose homes and classrooms have been destroyed by wildfires last week.

When schools closed, Maui educators shifted to support wildfire-ravaged communities

2023-08-24T11:05:18-10:00August 23, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

One day after devastating wildfires broke out on Maui, Baldwin High teacher Trisha Roy packed up a box of donations and headed to the emergency shelter at War Memorial Stadium in Wailuku. But what was supposed to be a simple drop-off turned into three and a half days of volunteer service — and she wasn't the only one.

Tell the Board of Education more needs to be done to support the Maui community

2023-08-22T20:26:12-10:00August 17, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Sound off on school-related planning for the weeks and months ahead Posted: August 17, 2023 On Thursday, Aug. 24, at 1:30 p.m., the Board of Education will hold its regularly scheduled August general business meeting. On the agenda, Superintendent Keith Hayashi will report on Maui wildfire impacts. This is an opportunity for educators and community members affected by the Maui wildfires to make their voices heard regarding school-related planning for the weeks and months ahead. This disaster demands effective, timely communication. HSTA members have continued to express their concerns over the lack of timely communication [...]

Administrative leave available as Maui schools reopen this week

2024-06-23T04:45:39-10:00August 15, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

To our educator ʻohana on Maui, your well-being is top of mind. Please know your colleagues across the state are working to support and advocate for you in your time of need.

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