BOE testimony overwhelmingly opposes superintendent’s reappointment

2021-03-03T18:34:29-10:00March 3, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

An overwhelming number of people who submitted written testimony to the Hawaii Board of Education as of midday Wednesday asked the BOE not to renew the contract of Schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto.

HSTA offers ‘Office Hours’ online seminars for new educators

2021-02-26T13:30:21-10:00February 22, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Hawaii State Teachers Association is proud to offer Office Hours, a series of online seminars designed to educate and inform our new educators on a variety of topics.

Proposal to add nonvoting teacher member to Board of Education passes first hurdle

2021-02-05T15:17:35-10:00February 4, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Hawaii State Teachers Association’s proposal to add a nonvoting member to the Board of Education who is a public school teacher received initial approval from the state House Education Committee Thursday. 

TATP will likely be delayed about one month

2021-02-12T04:14:09-10:00February 1, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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.

NEA to conduct vaccination survey with HSTA members

2021-02-10T17:36:54-10:00January 30, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

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.

HSTA holds live briefing, Q&A session on furlough threat

2021-02-05T01:23:15-10:00January 26, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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.

Take HSTA’s English learners survey by Feb. 12

2021-01-23T09:58:00-10:00January 23, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

All members are encouraged to take the survey, which should take five minutes or less to complete. Those teachers who have EL responsibilities, such as classroom instruction, EL coordination, and/or support for EL services are strongly encouraged to respond.

BOE delays approving HIDOE use of federal stimulus funds

2021-02-05T01:28:40-10:00January 22, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Hawaii Board of Education Thursday tabled a controversial Hawaii Department of Education proposal to use $53 million in federal pandemic stimulus funds to hire tutors for public school students as the department contemplates laying off hundreds of teachers, education assistants, and other staff.

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