This page contains updates issued by the Hawaii State Department of Education related to coronavirus (COVID-19).
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).
HSTA invites members across the state to take part in a newly formed caucus to increase educator voice and support for English learners.
Participants will be provided training on the development of performance assessments that are aligned to the content standards and meet students’ needs.
As more residents get vaccinated and restrictions ease on public gatherings and other precautions, the Hawaii State Department of Education says all Hawaii public schools will fully reopen for in-person learning next school year.
While your HSTA Negotiations Team is pleased to report that the employer is no longer proposing a large, across-the-board pay cut, the state still wants to eliminate key memoranda of understanding (MOUs) and differentials, which would result in reduced pay and loss of important protections.
This guidance is provided as a member resource regarding the agreement reached with the State of Hawaii and the Hawaii Board of Education to amend the June 2020 memorandum of understanding related to COVID-19 response for school year 2020-2021 and the corresponding coronavirus preparation and response letter dated July 13, 2020.
Educators, or teams of teachers, can submit their ideas for creative classroom projects — the more innovative and engaging for students, the better.
The agreement provides a framework to allow schools to increase the number of students returning to campuses in the fourth quarter for in-person learning, especially students in elementary schools.
As a result of the feedback received during Institute workshops from many educators, it was crucial that the EES Joint Committee teacher leaders addressed pressing concerns regarding observations and the use of the newly-implemented AIP to the Hawaii State Department of Education.