BOE holds community engagement meetings June 18–20

2024-06-14T14:47:35-10:00June 14, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Join Hawaiʻi Board of Education members and various Hawaiʻi State Department of Education staff to share opinions on priority areas and provide insight into how well the public education system is meeting the needs of students, families, schools, and communities.

NEA leader explains why elections matter at 2024 state convention

2024-05-17T10:29:17-10:00May 15, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

In front of over 200 Hawai’i State Teachers Association member delegates at the 51st annual state convention, National Education Association (NEA) Senior Director of Advocacy Mary Kusler in her keynote speech posed a question: “Why do we do politics in the union?”

Lawmakers advance bill to collect surcharge on luxury investment properties for public education

2024-02-08T16:49:17-10:00February 8, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

A bill that would give the public the chance to amend Hawaiʻi’s constitution to collect a new property tax on pricey investment properties in the islands for public education is advancing in the state Legislature.

Joan Husted’s service set for Nov. 19 at Keʻehi Lagoon Memorial

2023-11-07T16:02:23-10:00November 7, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A celebration of life has been set for Joan Lee Husted, one of the Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association’s founding mothers who worked for the union for 34 years and retired as its executive director. Husted’s celebration of life will be held at the John A. Burns Hall of the Keʻehi Lagoon Memorial on Sunday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Gov. Josh Green signs key education bills into law

2023-07-03T15:59:04-10:00July 3, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Gov. Josh Green Monday signed into law several bills aimed at improving education in Hawaiʻi during a ceremony at Royal Elementary School on Oʻahu.

Gov. Ige releases $143M in funding for Hawaiʻi public schools

2023-01-05T21:46:16-10:00November 23, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Gov. David Ige announced this week the release of $143 million in funding for capital improvement projects (CIPs) at Hawaiʻi public schools, including money for new PE locker rooms, gymnasium, and music facilities at Farrington High on Oʻahu and a theater and new playcourts at schools on Maui.

HSTA president thanks governor for compression fix, other education initiatives

2022-11-18T16:13:07-10:00November 18, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

As Gov. David Ige’s eight-year tenure comes to a close, Hawaii State Teachers Association President Osa Tui, Jr. sat down with the governor and first lady Dawn Ige to thank them for fixing salary compression and spearheading additional key education initiatives while in office.

HSTA Leeward Chapter presents: Topics in public education and Hawaiian history

2021-11-23T12:55:43-10:00November 23, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

As educators across Hawaiʻi commemorate Lā Kū'oko'a throughout the month of November, please join the Leeward Chapter for a series exploring a history of education that lifts up schools and educators who ground their work in the unique history and knowledge systems of Hawaiʻi.

Share your concerns, ideas for successful post-pandemic recovery in public education

2021-01-22T07:20:00-10:00January 22, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

To determine exactly how this transitional learning period can lead to a safe, more just, and equitable public education for all students, the National Education Association is asking members to share their real concerns and expert ideas.

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