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(From left) Education Committee Chair Justin H. Woodson, Vanessa Ching, Gregg Iha, Naomi Salaveria, Cristin Priolo, Amanda Fretto, Education Committee Vice Chair Sam Satoru Kong.

Teachers of the Year are honored by state legislature

The House of Representative recognized teachers from across the state for their contributions to education during Education Week at the State Capitol. For more than two decades the Senate and House Education committees have gathered educators, students, school leaders, and organizations at the State Capitol to spotlight the achievements taking place within our schools and […]

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Governor Abercrombie recognizes teacher’s commitment to excellence

Gov. Neil Abercrombie joined representatives of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board in congratulating Hawaii’s 65 school teachers statewide who this year earned National Board certification.

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HSTA informational meetings (May 10)

HSTA informational meetings (May 10)

Hawaii State Teachers Association is urging members to take the time Thursday to attend one of the statewide informational meetings. * Honolulu: McKinley High School, Hirata Hall, 3-6 p.m. * Honolulu: Kaiser High School, Cafeteria, 3-5:30 p.m. * Central: Leilehua High School, Cafeteria, 3:30-5:30 p.m. * Leeward: Waianae High School, Cafeteria, 3:30-5:30 p.m. * Leeward: […]

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HSTA schedules contract vote (Jan. 19)

HSTA schedules contract vote (Jan. 19)

Hawaii 24/7 Staff The Hawaii State Teachers Association members are set to vote Thursday, Jan. 19 to ratify a new 6-year contract that includes a back-loaded pay raise and 50 percent contribution to medical insurance coverage seen in other state contracts. In addition, the teachers union has scheduled an informational meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. […]

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Reaction to public school teachers ratifying the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) contract is understandably focused on the impact to our students.

However, comments blaming Governor Lingle for furloughing teachers are misdirected.

Governor Lingle does not have the legal authority to furlough or layoff teachers or other DOE employees, nor is she able to determine when schools will be closed.

State negotiator speaks out about HSTA contract and furloughs

Reaction to public school teachers ratifying the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) contract is understandably focused on the impact to our students. However, comments blaming Governor Lingle for furloughing teachers are misdirected. Governor Lingle does not have the legal authority to furlough or layoff teachers or other DOE employees, nor is she able to determine […]

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Governor Linda Lingle issued the following statement today regarding a preliminary settlement with the Hawai‘i State Teachers Association (HSTA): 

“I appreciate the Department and Board of Education taking the lead in these negotiations, in coordination with my negotiation team, to work toward reaching an agreement with the HSTA that is in the best interest of teachers, our students and the general public, and that recognizes our growing budget shortfall.

Governor Lingle statement on HSTA preliminary settlement

Governor Linda Lingle issued the following statement today regarding a preliminary settlement with the Hawai‘i State Teachers Association (HSTA): “I appreciate the Department and Board of Education taking the lead in these negotiations, in coordination with my negotiation team, to work toward reaching an agreement with the HSTA that is in the best interest of […]

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