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Donations, recipients needed for special Maui Wildfires Leave Share Program

2024-07-16T13:20:13-10:00July 16, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

After emotional requests from our Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association Maui Chapter members and support from the Hawaiʻi Board of Education, the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education is implementing a Maui Wildfires Leave Share Program.

Hoʻokaulike: Building Equity in Schools

2024-07-16T18:00:53-10:00July 15, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Our year-long initiative aims to build a network of strong, committed, passionate educators across Hawaiʻi working collaboratively across and within their communities to build solidarity, foster understanding, educate, advocate, and empower students of marginalized groups in our diverse communities.

Lawmaker, former teacher, HSTA staffer Mark Nakashima dies

2024-07-12T13:31:32-10:00July 12, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

State Rep. Mark Nakashima, a former public school teacher and Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association UniServ Director who served 17 years in the state Legislature representing parts of east Hawaiʻi Island, has died. He was 61.

HSTA Communications team earns 18 national awards of excellence

2024-07-12T11:53:44-10:00July 12, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association’s Communications Department took top honors at the national level for its work in writing, video, and digital campaigns. HSTA was recognized with 18 first-place awards and best-in-show honors at the State Education Association Communicators conference in Philadelphia in June.

Teacher shortage differentials will continue for SY 2024–25

2024-07-10T11:21:22-10:00July 10, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Education (HIDOE) confirmed that shortage differentials for classroom teachers in special education, hard-to-staff locations, and Hawaiian language immersion programs will continue through SY 2024–25.

Kauaʻi community leader receives national human and civil rights award

2024-07-05T08:44:45-10:00July 5, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Fred “Peleke” Flores, field operations and cultural resources manager with Mālama Hulē‘ia, received the Ellison S. Onizuka Memorial Award from the National Education Association in Philadelphia Wednesday.

Aspiring educators forge ‘eye-opening’ connections in Philadelphia

2024-07-03T07:42:10-10:00July 3, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Three aspiring educators from the University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu traveled to Philadelphia to learn more about the profession, connect with fellow educators across the country, share the challenges they face and discuss solutions.

Family, friends of murdered Kauaʻi woman seek help in cold case

2024-07-03T15:03:51-10:00July 3, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

On July 3, 2010, Amber Jackson’s body was found by hunting dogs in a remote location in Kealia. According to autopsy results, she suffered from what appeared to be blunt force trauma to her head.

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