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Living Hawaii: The Pipe Dream Of Teaching In Paradise Goes Global Flickr.com/Todd Huffman

Living Hawaii: The Pipe Dream Of Teaching In Paradise Goes Global

Unemployed college graduates, Hawaii wants you! The islands need you! And they'll pay a lot for you! Or so the viral story goes -- and goes.
Charter Cuts High School Next Year PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Charter Cuts High School Next Year

Ka ʻUmeke Kaʻeo, a K-12 Hawaiian immersion school on the Big Island, will help students find another high school for the coming school year while it re-evaluates its program.
1 In 8 Hawaii Middle Schoolers Say They’ve Attempted Suicide Cory Lum/Civil Beat

1 In 8 Hawaii Middle Schoolers Say They’ve Attempted Suicide

Nearly one in four say they've at least considered killing themselves. Can teaching kids about mental health earlier change that?
Honolulu Rail Project Expected To Cost The DOE Millions For New Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Rail Project Expected To Cost The DOE Millions For New Schools

The Department of Education wants to levy fees on new developments to help offset school construction costs near several planned rail stations.
Oahu School Renamed For Dan Inouye drienne LaFrance/Civil Beat

Oahu School Renamed For Dan Inouye

Hale Kula Elementary School is located on the Schofield Barracks Army Installation, the home base for the late senator's combat unit during World War II.
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.