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Summer institute offers non-credit seat hours toward SIQ

2023-05-09T11:12:19-10:00May 8, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Participants who attend all five days of this institute will receive 30 non-credit seat hours toward their Sheltered Instruction Qualification (SIQ).

Bargaining Unit 05 members overwhelmingly ratify four-year contract

2023-05-04T12:02:56-10:00May 4, 2023|Categories: Negotiations, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association (HSTA) is pleased to announce that Bargaining Unit 05 employees of the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education and public charter schools have voted to ratify a new four-year contract.

Educator housing proposal expands, reaches final legislative hurdle

2023-04-28T16:04:20-10:00April 28, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Lawmakers plan to appropriate $170 million into the state budget to fund the projects at a variety of locations. The budget proposal and Senate Bill 941 head to the full House and Senate for approval before the Legislative session adjourns next week.

Hawaiʻi Island teacher receives 2023 HSTA STACY Award for Teaching Excellence

2023-04-24T22:24:26-10:00April 24, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This year’s recipient is Daphna Ehrenhalt, a fifth-grade inclusion teacher at Keaʻau Elementary School on Hawaiʻi Island.

Tentative settlement reached! 14.5% raise over 4 years, Class VIII among key changes

2023-04-27T10:40:45-10:00April 24, 2023|Categories: Negotiations, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association is pleased to announce that we reached a tentative settlement late Friday with the State of Hawaiʻi and the Board of Education for a new four-year contract from July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2027.

‘We value our teachers incredibly.’ Governor, HIDOE, HSTA address tentative agreement

2023-04-17T18:19:39-10:00April 17, 2023|Categories: Negotiations, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Gov. Josh Green, Hawaiʻi State Department of Education Schools Superintendent Keith Hayashi, and Hawai‘i State Teachers Association President Osa Tui, Jr. stressed Monday the importance of a new contract that provides public school educators with stronger wages, and incentives to live and work in Hawaiʻi.

Oʻahu teacher named inaugural Scholastic Teacher Fellow

2023-04-14T11:24:47-10:00April 14, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

The program, which is in its first year, assembled a team of 12 K–8 educators with diverse levels of experience and backgrounds to collaborate with Scholastic Education Solutions’ product development, research and publishing teams.

HSTA T-shirt order deadline extended to May 1

2023-04-06T10:34:55-10:00April 6, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Shirt orders are being filled on a rolling basis and more than 5,000 shirts have been ordered and sent out so far. If you haven’t heard about ordering options, please talk to your HFR to order your new HSTA shirt. The deadline to get shirts this school year has been extended to May 1.

Teacher tax credit back on the table, passes Senate Ways and Means Committee

2023-04-06T09:37:51-10:00April 5, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A bill that would establish a state income tax credit for educators and librarians, which previously stalled in this year’s legislative session, has been revived and unanimously passed the Hawaiʻi State Senate’s important Ways and Means Committee Wednesday.

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