HSTA recent news

HSTA supports continued mask-wearing, distance learning options for 2021–22 school year

2021-07-09T18:45:54-10:00July 9, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Hawaii State Teachers Association has always said that it’s best to follow the science, and we look forward to seeing what guidance our state departments of health and education issue based on today’s recommendations.

Lawmakers override veto, forcing HIDOE to disclose COVID-19 cases by school

2021-07-08T16:26:51-10:00July 8, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The State House and Senate have agreed to mandate disclosure of COVID-19 cases in public schools, overriding a veto by Gov. David Ige which would have kept secret the precise numbers of students and staff diagnosed with the disease, as well as the names of the schools where people were reported ill.

NEA RA approves proposals to combat unsafe schools, human trafficking

2021-07-08T13:11:38-10:00July 8, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The National Education Association will create toolkits for its members to conduct health and safety school walkthroughs, while advocating against human trafficking and promoting equal access to health care as a result of the efforts of HSTA delegates to NEA's annual representative assembly.

Governor leaves open possibility of negotiating educator payments

2021-07-06T16:00:35-10:00July 6, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Gov. David Ige vetoed Tuesday a bill unanimously approved by state lawmakers that would have given each teacher a $2,200 workforce stabilization payment. However, Ige left open the possibility that payments could be negotiated for educators.

BOE chair says board will consider distance learning options

2021-07-03T12:11:07-10:00July 2, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The Hawaii Board of Education chair said Thursday the board will discuss distance learning options for next school year at its next meeting on July 15, just a little more than two weeks before most public school students are scheduled to return to class.

Former registrar, math teacher becomes HSTA president July 5

2021-07-14T06:06:45-10:00July 1, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

When Osa Tui, Jr. becomes president of the Hawaii State Teachers Association July 5, he will bring a varied background in teaching, volunteering and actively serving the union to his new role.

NEA RA approves HSTA delegate’s ‘period poverty’ proposal

2021-07-01T12:47:50-10:00July 1, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Delegates to the National Education Association’s Representative Assembly (NEA RA) Thursday overwhelmingly approved a proposal authored by a Hawaii teacher that directs the NEA to raise awareness about public school students’ lack of access to menstrual supplies.

Rosenlee touts unity and activism as his presidential term ends

2021-07-01T08:44:17-10:00June 30, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As Hawaii State Teachers Association President Corey Rosenlee’s term comes to a close, he said his biggest takeaway from six years heading the statewide teachers’ union is that “unity is our biggest strength.”

Learn how community schools can help Hawaii’s students and families

2021-06-25T13:23:55-10:00June 23, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

On Monday, July 19 from 10 to 11:15 a.m., join a roundtable discussion to hear from national experts on community schools and local leaders implementing the strategy, and learn how to maximize an investment in community schools for student recovery.

Go to Top