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Mosquito State Of Emergency Extended Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mosquito State Of Emergency Extended

The two-month extension is designed to help with creating a comprehensive plan for battling future mosquito-borne illnesses.
The Changing Face Of Sex Education In Hawaii’s Public Schools Alia Wong/Civil Beat

The Changing Face Of Sex Education In Hawaii’s Public Schools

The Department of Education is in the midst of implementing big changes. Will the new policy make a difference?
Special Education Inclusion In Classrooms Called ‘Ethical Issue’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Special Education Inclusion In Classrooms Called ‘Ethical Issue’

Education leaders and advocates agree special education students need to spend more classroom time with peers. But how?
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.
Educational Assistants Play Crucial Role, But You Wouldn’t Know It By Their Paychecks Courtesy of Amanda Kaahanui

Educational Assistants Play Crucial Role, But You Wouldn’t Know It By Their Paychecks

Low salaries and limited training options stymie efforts to recruit special education workers in Hawaii schools.
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.
Hawaii’s Public Charter School Movement At A Crossroads PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Public Charter School Movement At A Crossroads

Big changes could be ahead, including how new schools are created and how they are overseen.
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.
Is Higher Education Less Valuable In Hawaii? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Is Higher Education Less Valuable In Hawaii?

Hawaii has more residents with college degrees than the U.S. average, but they don't seem to be earning as much money.
Hawaii State Lab Increases Zika Testing Abilities Hawaii Department of Health

Hawaii State Lab Increases Zika Testing Abilities

Hawaii has been helping process Zika testing for cases in American Samoa and the Marshall Islands.
$100,000 Salaries Mushroom At DOE In The Last 4 Years Cory Lum/Civil Beat

$100,000 Salaries Mushroom At DOE In The Last 4 Years

Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi is the highest-paid Hawaii Department of Education employee at $200,000. At the other end, office assistants start at $22,824.
Hawaii’s Cuts To Pest Control Have Allowed Dengue To Thrive Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Cuts To Pest Control Have Allowed Dengue To Thrive

The state aggressively attacked previous outbreaks of dengue fever that were quickly stopped but response efforts have been gutted.