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TMT: Conflict in Context Cory Lum/Civil Beat

TMT: Conflict in Context

The resumption of construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea offers a chance to look at the history of astronomy and conflict on the Big Island. How did we get here?
Hawaii Gets Three Year Waiver Extension from Federal NCLB Requirements

Hawaii Gets Three Year Waiver Extension from Federal NCLB Requirements

The U.S. Department of Education gave Hawaii an additional three years to work on its alternative performance system.
Charter School Closure Could Leave Taxpayers on the Hook for Debts Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Charter School Closure Could Leave Taxpayers on the Hook for Debts

Closure of Halau Lokahi could lead to legislative changes, and is proving to be a learning moment for the 3-year-old Charter School Commission.
Hawaii School Suspensions: Are They Fair? Can They Be Reduced? Flickr.com

Hawaii School Suspensions: Are They Fair? Can They Be Reduced?

The state has low overall suspension rates, but still has disparities in which students are getting sent home. Meanwhile, some data has been missing.
Hawaii Public Schools Must Offer Sex Education, Board Decides Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Public Schools Must Offer Sex Education, Board Decides

Comprehensive and age-appropriate sex ed will be required, although parents can opt out for their children.
What Does it Take to Get a Traffic Light in Pahoa? Google Earth

What Does it Take to Get a Traffic Light in Pahoa?

Pahoa residents say kids are facing unsafe conditions along Pahoa Bypass Road, more than two years after the state appropriated funding for the work.
BOE to Address Sexual Health, Student Discipline on Tuesday Cory Lum/Civil Beat

BOE to Address Sexual Health, Student Discipline on Tuesday

The board is expected to weigh in on whether to make schools offer sex education and make suspensions a last resort for discipline problems.
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.
Teacher Who Sued to Block Union Election Wins Presidency Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Teacher Who Sued to Block Union Election Wins Presidency

Corey Rosenlee will head the Hawaii State Teachers Association starting next month, after garnering the most votes in a June 2 election.
Auditor: UH Research Corp. is Failing to Meet Its Mission

Auditor: UH Research Corp. is Failing to Meet Its Mission

State audit report slams the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii for complacency in pursuing its mission, as well as poor accountability for its procurement process.
Lack of School Nurses in Hawaii Contributes to High Absentee Rates PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Lack of School Nurses in Hawaii Contributes to High Absentee Rates

School officials are trying new programs to increase the number of health professionals and improve student access to health care.
UH Ready to Move Quickly on Ige’s Mauna Kea Proposals Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Ready to Move Quickly on Ige’s Mauna Kea Proposals

UPDATED: UH President David Lassner and UH Hilo Chancellor Donald Straney said they are prepared to "stop talking, start doing."