A bill requiring the Hawaii Department of Education to publish a weekly report naming the public schools that have COVID-19 cases among students and staff unanimously passed the Senate Education Committee Wednesday.
A delay in the TATP schedule and deadlines would allow additional time for the department to consider restored reductions to the weighted student formula (WSF) and special education per pupil allocation (SPPA) and reduce the need for schools to cut teacher and other staff positions for the next school year.
The National Education Association will soon conduct a national survey on the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine. Only some Hawaii State Teachers Association members, chosen randomly, will be emailed a link to participate.
Educators will begin to get access to COVID-19 vaccines on a regular basis toward the end of January and early February, state officials said, while Kauai public school employees will get vaccinated starting Monday.
Hawaii girls in grades 8-12 are invited to apply for the CompuGirls Hawaii Spring Camp 2021, a free virtual program aimed to introduce and educate Hawaii girls underrepresented in STEM (Science, Technology, Education and Science) education to cybersecurity and information technology (IT).
The City and County of Honolulu, through an agreement with the National Kidney Foundation of Hawai‘i Consortium, has expanded free COVID-19 testing to O‘ahu educators at testing sites at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and in Waikīkī.
Health officials urge the public to download a local app that was developed to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. AlohaSafe Alert is a free exposure notification app approved by the state of Hawai‘i.
On Dec. 28, HSTA held a live briefing to inform members on furlough threats, our response, and other COVID-19-related updates and actions. Several developments have occurred relating to the governor’s threat of furloughing state employees.
After the HSTA advocated for its members to receive paid time to get their COVID-19 vaccines, School Superintendent Christina Kishimoto sent a memo Friday authorizing that to Hawaii Department of Education employees.