Celebrate Juneteenth with resources for educators

2024-06-19T09:34:59-10:00June 19, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

HSTA President Osa Tui, Jr., said, “While we celebrate the history of our country with a holiday like Independence Day later this summer, it is important that we also recognize that our country has its roots based upon the exploitation of human slavery and indentured servitude. Education is the cornerstone of our democracy and making sure that we keep ourselves fully aware of our past helps to ensure that we don’t make those same mistakes in the future.”

Kahuku High educator wins 2024 HSTA Pono Award for inspiring social justice advocacy

2024-05-02T13:05:52-10:00May 2, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The HSTA Human and Civil Rights Committee is proud to present Kaleo Hanohano with the 2024 Pono Award, which recognizes an exceptional HSTA member who advocates for social justice issues that impact the lives of students, fellow educators, and the community.

Hoʻokaulike: Building Equity in Schools

2024-06-30T16:40:32-10:00May 1, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Our year-long initiative aims to build a network of strong, committed, passionate educators across Hawaiʻi working collaboratively across and within their communities to build solidarity, foster understanding, educate, advocate, and empower students of marginalized groups in our diverse communities.

Maui lawyer, volunteer photographer wins HSTA’s 2024 Friend of Youth Award

2024-04-26T07:51:39-10:00April 25, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

When Glen Pascual wraps up his day as corporation counsel for the County of Maui, he packs up his bag, gets in his car, and makes the hour-long drive from Wailuku to Lahaina. Once there, he assembles his gear and jumps into action as a volunteer photographer for the Lahainaluna High School community.

Celebrate Black History Month with HSTA

2024-02-22T11:27:43-10:00February 22, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

On Saturday, Feb. 12, the HSTA Human and Civil Rights (HCR) Committee invites fellow educators to a virtual gathering to share Black History Month resources. Join us for an overview of these resources and how to share them with your students.

HSTA honors Kumu’s Cupboard president with 2023 Friend of Youth Award

2023-05-18T18:58:41-10:00May 18, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Once a month, K–12 educators who work directly with students at any Kauaʻi public, charter, or private school can sign in, receive an inventory list that tells them how much of each item they can take, browse the store for items they need, and check out at the register.

Hawaiʻi Island teacher receives 2023 HSTA STACY Award for Teaching Excellence

2023-04-24T22:24:26-10:00April 24, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This year’s recipient is Daphna Ehrenhalt, a fifth-grade inclusion teacher at Keaʻau Elementary School on Hawaiʻi Island.

Hawaiʻi Island teacher speaks at International Transgender Day of Visibility event at state Capitol

2023-03-31T17:05:12-10:00March 31, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

“It is important for Hawaiʻi students to know that they are safe in their classrooms, their schools, and throughout the state,” said Kea’au Elementary School teacher Daphna Ehrenhaldt during a rally Friday afternoon celebrating the International Transgender Day of Visibility at the state Capitol.

Building menstrual equity in schools

2023-02-24T16:07:49-10:00February 24, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This resource page provides an overview of period poverty, the benefits of menstrual equity on absenteeism and student confidence, an easy-to-follow implementation tool kit, and best practices to ensure menstruating students have access to free period products at your school.

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