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Hawaii State Teachers Association

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.
Hawaii Monitor: Order Blocks Enforcement of Ban on Teachers’ Flyers Meliha Gojak/iStock

Hawaii Monitor: Order Blocks Enforcement of Ban on Teachers’ Flyers

Teachers can continue to put campaign flyers in school mailboxes, at least for now.
Teachers Union Axed Preschool Ballot Campaign to Avoid Breaking Hawaii Law Alia Wong/Civil Beat

Teachers Union Axed Preschool Ballot Campaign to Avoid Breaking Hawaii Law

The HSTA instead formed a separate "ballot issue committee" to campaign against a proposed constitutional amendment.
Instructors Ask if Hawaii’s New Teacher Evaluation System Fails Students

Instructors Ask if Hawaii’s New Teacher Evaluation System Fails Students

The system being tested out at all public schools this year will affect most teachers' pay starting in 2015-2016.
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