4 reasons to run for HSTA office

2023-12-05T13:19:54-10:00December 5, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association is looking for passionate members to run for elected office and help steer the direction of the union, represent fellow teachers and our voices, and advocate for schools our keiki deserve.

Two generations of HSTA members represent Hawaiʻi at national representative assembly

2023-07-26T15:53:29-10:00July 26, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Two Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association members represented Hawaiʻi for the first time at the national level with special advisers at their side: their mothers.

Vice President Kamala Harris inspires delegates at NEA RA

2022-07-08T16:51:07-10:00July 8, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Many Hawaii State Teachers Association members said they were inspired and energized by her speech, especially after her parting words: “Do not despair. Do not be overwhelmed. Do not throw up your hands when it is a time to roll up our sleeves.”

Hawaii educators instrumental in new NEA policy on safe, just, and equitable schools

2022-07-08T16:52:49-10:00July 6, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

They spent the better part of a year meeting virtually and in person to identify the criteria for safe, just, and equitable schools, including exploring the role of law enforcement in education and compiling data.

Maui teacher proposes national award for Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders

2022-07-08T16:50:20-10:00July 5, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

In front of 6,000 of her colleagues from across the country, Jodi Kunimitsu, a math teacher at Maui High and state chair of the Hawaii State Teachers Association’s Human and Civil Rights Committee, advocated for a new award category to recognize the achievements of Native Hawaiians and/or Pacific Islanders in the National Education Association (NEA) Human and Civil Rights Awards.

Hawaiʻi Island teacher’s anti-vaping proposal wins support from the National Education Association

2022-07-05T17:35:23-10:00July 5, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

A Hawaiʻi Island teacher’s proposal to help end student vaping won approval Monday from nearly 6,000 teachers at the National Education Association’s Representative Assembly (NEA RA) in Chicago.

Hawaii teacher among NEA Human and Civil Rights awardees honored in Chicago

2022-07-04T03:17:43-10:00July 3, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

ʻIlima Intermediate teacher Sarah “Mili” Milianta-Laffin was honored Saturday night at the NEA Human and Civil Rights Awards Dinner in Chicago. She received the NEA’s prestigious Mary Hatwood Futrell Human and Civil Rights Award for her tireless work for gender equity in STEM and health, sparking positive change across Hawaii and the country.

NEA RA approves proposals to combat unsafe schools, human trafficking

2021-07-08T13:11:38-10:00July 8, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The National Education Association will create toolkits for its members to conduct health and safety school walkthroughs, while advocating against human trafficking and promoting equal access to health care as a result of the efforts of HSTA delegates to NEA's annual representative assembly.

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