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Hawaii’s Teachers Union Makes Early Legislative Endorsements Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Teachers Union Makes Early Legislative Endorsements

UPDATED: Two weeks before the filing deadline, the HSTA has picked its slate of primary candidates. They don't include the House Education Committee chairs.
Lawmakers May Replace State Auditor With Ethics Director Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers May Replace State Auditor With Ethics Director

UPDATED: The Hawaii Legislature is expected to vote this month on replacing acting auditor Jan Yamane with Ethics Commission executive director Les Kondo.
SCOTUS Tie A Win For Hawaii Unions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

SCOTUS Tie A Win For Hawaii Unions

A ruling in favor of the California teacher suing her union could have had major ramifications for organized labor in Hawaii.
Will Hawaii’s Teacher Evaluation System Get Scrapped? Department of Education / screenshot

Will Hawaii’s Teacher Evaluation System Get Scrapped?

The Senate Education Committee is calling on the Board of Education to get rid of the current teacher evaluation system.
Keoki Kerr Leaves TV For HSTA HSTA

Keoki Kerr Leaves TV For HSTA

The veteran journalist will be communications specialist for the teachers union.
HSTA Tax Hike Dies, Support Doesn’t Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HSTA Tax Hike Dies, Support Doesn’t

Teachers made a strong show of support at the Board of Education on Tuesday for their union's proposed education reforms.
U.S. Bids A Not-So-Fond Farewell To ‘No Child Left Behind’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

U.S. Bids A Not-So-Fond Farewell To ‘No Child Left Behind’

The new law replacing No Child Left Behind is being heralded as a return to local control; but in Hawaii, little may change.
New Union Leaders Face Challenge Uniting Teachers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Union Leaders Face Challenge Uniting Teachers

Challengers swept the Hawaii State Teachers Association election, but must now work to heal divisions created during the weeks-long voting process.
Teachers Union Candidates Say They’ll Go To Court Over Election Results Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Teachers Union Candidates Say They’ll Go To Court Over Election Results

Three dissident candidates say they swept the election for board leadership and union officials need to honor the vote.
Hawaii Teachers Deserve Better From Their Leadership HSTA

Hawaii Teachers Deserve Better From Their Leadership

The teachers union's dodgy explanations for throwing out two rounds of officer elections voting has put HSTA's credibility on the line.  
Runoff Delays Release of Teachers Union Election Results

Runoff Delays Release of Teachers Union Election Results

The current leaders of the Hawaii State Teachers Association are facing strong challenges.
Where Did HSTA Stand on Resolutions to Increase Teacher Pay? Meliha Gojak/iStock

Where Did HSTA Stand on Resolutions to Increase Teacher Pay?

UPDATED: The union offered comment but not outright support. Some educators think the proposals would have helped.
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