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.
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.”
The free virtual event on Thursday, July 9, will help you spot the signs of vaping by children and provide you with solutions to prevent your students or your own children from starting or help them quit.
“We have not given up in our pursuit to find the suspect(s) involved in this appalling tragedy,” said Investigative Services Bureau Assistant Chief Bryson Ponce.
"This week, the Department of Education released the ‘Guidance for Reopening Schools.’ HSTA was not consulted and did not agree to these policies, even though teachers will be the ones most likely being forced to implement these policies,” HSTA President Corey Rosenlee said. “We have many questions and concerns.”
HSTA President Corey Rosenlee told a National Education Association tele-town hall audience Thursday about the HSTA’s successful efforts to fight a proposal that would have cut the pay of teachers and other state workers in the islands.
The brief focuses on how greater support for local teacher recruitment; financial assistance for teacher candidates in comprehensive, university-based training; and incentives that retain Hawaii’s public school teachers can lead to greater equity.
“This is Hawaii’s best opportunity to get away from the overburdening of standardized tests and move to something that’s better for our students,” said HSTA President Corey Rosenlee.
Teacher sabbatical leave applications are now being accepted for school year 2020–21. Teachers may apply for one semester or for the entire school year.