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.

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.

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.”

HSTA board approves impact bargaining on increased 4th quarter face-to-face learning

2021-03-02T18:36:31-10:00March 2, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Hawaii State Teachers Association Board of Directors voted to support our negotiations team conducting impact bargaining with the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) on wider implementation of face-to-face learning in the fourth quarter.

Teachers receiving COVID-19 vaccinations in first phase of distribution

2021-02-05T01:11:58-10:00January 29, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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.

Governor restores $123M of school cuts, but layoffs, $140M in reductions still loom

2021-02-05T01:31:39-10:00January 22, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

While the governor's restoration of $123 million in school cuts is an improvement, the Hawaii Department of Education still faces roughly $140 million in cuts with hundreds of potential layoffs, the Hawaii State Teachers Association’s president said.

Testimony: Federal stimulus law prohibits cuts to public education

2021-01-20T07:29:00-10:00January 20, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The Hawaii State Teachers Association strongly urges the Hawaii State Board of Education to delay approving the Hawaii State Department of Education’s stimulus funds plan. If passed, the HIDOE plan will violate recently passed federal law, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (H.R. 133), hurt relations with the state Legislature, and cause long-term, lasting damage to Hawaii’s keiki and their teachers.

Submit testimony to BOE to stop budget, position cuts, and private tutoring

2021-01-18T06:35:00-10:00January 18, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

We want to inform board members not only about the impacts budget reductions and proposed position cuts will have on our teachers and students, but that federal funds should not be used to hire private tutors while the state may fire more than 1,000 qualified teachers and other public school staff.

HSTA calls on state to improve school COVID-19 models

2021-01-09T09:37:00-10:00January 9, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

With the recent spike of COVID-19 cases in Hawaii, the Hawaii State Teachers Association demands that the Hawaii Department of Health and the Hawaii Department of Education revise the standard used to determine school learning models.

Living paycheck to paycheck, a Hawaii Island teacher explains how furloughs would hurt his family and many others

2020-12-17T10:17:00-10:00December 17, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Nico Friedman, a teacher at Kealakehe High School on Hawaii Island, submitted public written testimony to the Hawaii State Board of Education.

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