Rooms with a View: Conversations on identities and perspectives in Hawaiʻi’s school communities

2021-05-11T11:01:51-10:00May 10, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

This event is free and open to the public. Please join us as we work to shift views, create space, and inspire change.

McKinley High School deserves a name that honors its true spirit, community, legacy

2021-04-29T10:57:13-10:00March 12, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

HSTA, as approved by its Board of Directors, urges the Hawaiʻi Board of Education to change the name of President William McKinley High School and remove his statue from the school grounds.

Join HSTA’s HCR Committee to discuss systemic racism in Hawaii’s schools and communities

2020-06-13T05:31:00-10:00June 13, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

On Wednesday, June 24, from 4–6 p.m., we invite fellow members to join us for a listening session to reflect on these issues, share your thoughts, and generate ideas for change.

HSTA’s statement and call to action against systemic racism, oppression, and violence

2021-02-04T23:27:16-10:00June 1, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor reflect just a fraction of unacceptable violations rooted in a deep history of systemic racism, oppression, and violence. We cannot allow this to continue.

HSTA Human and Civil Rights Committee chair reflects on SY 2019–20

2020-05-19T11:08:00-10:00May 19, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

“Aloha! My name is Jodi Kunimitsu, and I’m a math teacher at Maui High School. This was my first year as chair of the Human and Civil Rights Committee. It was a lot of work, but it was also a lot of fun. Throughout the year, we participated in several community events.”

HSTA’s 2020 Pono Award winner continues social justice work during COVID-19 crisis

2021-04-21T17:15:42-10:00May 18, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

“I tend to say I’m a scrappy Title I public school kid turned scrappy Title I public school teacher. We know hungry kids can’t learn. Let’s feed them. Hot kids can’t learn. Let’s get those ACs going. If kids are embarrassed to wear dirty uniforms on campus, let's get a campus laundry. It’s just the work teachers do.”

Social Justice Summit 2020 presented by HSTA

2020-02-10T09:32:00-10:00February 10, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

HSTA's Social Justice Summit is meant to educate and empower you to navigate complex issues in our schools and communities. Bullying and discrimination continue to plague our halls and classrooms, but what is the root cause and how can we address this problem on a deeper level?

HSTA members attend NEA Minority Leadership, Women’s Leadership Training

2019-12-13T08:36:00-10:00December 13, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The seminar's hands-on training curriculum is designed to teach participants foundational leadership skills, the logistics of running for elected office, and how to advocate for student-centered policies and social justice issues.

Nominations open for HSTA’s 2020 Pono and Friend of Youth awards

2019-11-08T06:28:00-10:00November 8, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Hawaii State Teachers Association's Human and Civil Rights Committee is seeking nominations for its Pono and Friend of Youth Awards. Nominations are due Jan. 10, 2020.

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