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Hawaii Schools Chief: Threats Against Schools ‘Aren’t Taken Lightly’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Schools Chief: Threats Against Schools ‘Aren’t Taken Lightly’

Honolulu police say there have been more than a dozen social media posts since January threatening violence at Oahu schools.

‘We Are So Far Behind’: Hawaii Legislators Look To Make Schools Safer Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘We Are So Far Behind’: Hawaii Legislators Look To Make Schools Safer

After another gun-related massacre on an American campus, lawmakers consider requiring interior door locks and intercom systems.

Hawaii Schools Can’t Seem To Give Breakfast Away Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Schools Can’t Seem To Give Breakfast Away

Getting eligible students to eat free or reduced-price morning meals is more of a struggle in the islands than on the mainland.

Female Athletes Get The Short End Of The Stick At Some Hawaii High Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Female Athletes Get The Short End Of The Stick At Some Hawaii High Schools

Federal law requires gender equity, but that’s not happening in places like Campbell High School.

Charter Schools And Special Ed Will Be In The Legislative Spotlight Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Charter Schools And Special Ed Will Be In The Legislative Spotlight

The Hawaii teachers union is also pushing lawmakers to place a tax increase proposal on the ballot this year to pay for improving schools.

DOE Official Fined For Using State Resources On Her Doctoral Work Civil Beat file photo

DOE Official Fined For Using State Resources On Her Doctoral Work

The Department of Education has now opened its own investigation of Suzanne Mulcahy.
Hawaii Education Plan Gets A Green Light From The Feds Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Education Plan Gets A Green Light From The Feds

The state plan spells out how it intends to comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act.
What If A Missile Scare Happened On A School Day? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What If A Missile Scare Happened On A School Day?

Hawaii schools sent letters to parents saying they are holding drills to prepare students and staff for emergency situations.
An Inside Look At Ige’s Request For Millions More In Education Spending Cory Lum/Civil Beat

An Inside Look At Ige’s Request For Millions More In Education Spending

It’s far less than the DOE sought, but there’s hope for “more of a focus on education” in state government.

Hawaii Looks To Spur School Creativity With ‘Innovation Grants’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Looks To Spur School Creativity With ‘Innovation Grants’

Up to $250,000 will be available for the right idea and a two-year plan to implement it.

Hawaii’s Expanding Hunt For The Elusive Schoolteacher Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Expanding Hunt For The Elusive Schoolteacher

Superintendent Christina Kishimoto wants to look in new directions — including foreign countries — to address the shortage of instructors.

Do SAT Takers Have An Unfair Edge For UH Scholarships? Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Do SAT Takers Have An Unfair Edge For UH Scholarships?

Hawaii was one of only two states that didn’t adjust comparisons between the newly revamped SAT and the ACT.