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Waipahu High principal selected as interim superintendent

2021-06-18T16:44:20-10:00June 18, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Board of Education's Transition Committee is recommending the full board approve Waipahu High Principal Keith Hayashi as the interim superintendent, according to a BOE agenda posted Friday afternoon.

HSTA presents virtual PDE3 opportunity centered on trauma-informed research

2021-06-15T12:45:04-10:00June 15, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Participants will develop the skills and knowledge to design lessons that emphasize deeper learning and student well-being, including designing and receiving feedback on their own work to implement in their classroom.

Bargaining Unit 05 members ratify two-year contract

2021-06-09T17:43:43-10:00June 9, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Bargaining Unit 05 (BU05) employees of the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) and public charter schools have voted to ratify a new two-year contract. The Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) is the exclusive BU05 representative.

Members sought for focus group discussions on classroom programming for English learners

2021-06-10T11:07:13-10:00June 9, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Caucus participants addressed ways to increase member voice, and took part in focus group discussions on EL budgeting, professional development, programming, and resources. HSTA’s goal is to facilitate a line of communication between the joint committee and caucus focus groups to improve EL programming in the classroom.

HIDOE, BOE express support for job-embedded professional development (21 hours)

2021-06-07T17:18:45-10:00June 3, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

At Thursday’s Board of Education meeting, Sean Bacon, interim assistant superintendent, Office of Talent Management, and BOE Chair Catherine Payne, expressed their support for job-embedded professional development (21 hours).

Teacher colleagues thank outgoing HSTA president for strong leadership, advocacy

2021-05-28T16:50:51-10:00May 28, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Member educators at James Campbell High School in Ewa Beach pay tribute to HSTA President Corey Rosenlee, who taught social studies there for nine years before taking the helm of HSTA. His colleagues reflect on his impact as a leader at the school and across the state.

Members invited to join effort to support, expand English learner strategies

2021-05-27T18:34:44-10:00May 27, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

HSTA invites members across the state to take part in a newly formed caucus to increase educator voice and support for English learners.

HIDOE confirms shortage differentials for 2021–22 school year

2021-05-24T09:54:46-10:00May 24, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Shortage differentials for classroom teachers in special education, hard-to-staff locations, and Hawaiian language immersion programs will continue through school year 2021-2022, state Schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto announced in a memo late Friday afternoon.

Stabilization payments will help Hawaii retain its teachers

2021-05-24T09:41:04-10:00May 24, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

“For those who argue that the stabilization payment goes against collective bargaining, there already is a clear precedent of increasing payments to teachers outside of the collective bargaining process in Hawaii.”

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