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Jury Clears School In Use Of Chair And Seat Belt For Special Ed Preschooler Civil Beat

Jury Clears School In Use Of Chair And Seat Belt For Special Ed Preschooler

The Department of Education defended the chair’s use as a safety precaution. The child’s mother called it “restraint” and “punishment.”

DOE: Maui’s Suspended School Bus Routes Are Being Restored Katherine Poythress/Civil Beat

DOE: Maui’s Suspended School Bus Routes Are Being Restored

The president of Ground Transport said the Oahu-based company continues to recruit more bus drivers.

Teaching Civility In The Time Of Trump Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Teaching Civility In The Time Of Trump

For Hawaii’s teachers, events like Charlottesville and the nation’s polarized political climate offer challenging lessons for their students — and themselves.

DOE And Rejected Vendor Clash Over Maui Bus Driver Shortage Katherine Poythress/Civil Beat

DOE And Rejected Vendor Clash Over Maui Bus Driver Shortage

A state official asserted Roberts Hawaii’s offer to take back three school bus routes would have sharply raised costs.

New Hawaii Schools Chief: ‘That’s What I Believe In’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Hawaii Schools Chief: ‘That’s What I Believe In’

In a candid interview, Christina Kishimoto reiterates her strong support for public schools and the educators who are trying hard to make them better.

Will More Nurses in Hawaii Schools Help Keep Kids In Class? Suevon Lee/ Civil Beat

Will More Nurses in Hawaii Schools Help Keep Kids In Class?

The Legislature provided $2.8 million to expand the Hawaii Keiki program, which places nurses in schools.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige Talks Schools With Civil Beat Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Gov. David Ige Talks Schools With Civil Beat

The governor is pleased with the selection of the new superintendent, but says he played no role in her selection or the ouster of her predecessor.

This Honolulu Charter School Has Found A Unique Way To Survive Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

This Honolulu Charter School Has Found A Unique Way To Survive

A startup charter school’s co-habitation with a regular public high school marks the first existing partnership of its kind in Hawaii.

Shortage of Bus Drivers Leave Maui Students, Parents Scrambling Katherine Poythress/Civil Beat

Shortage of Bus Drivers Leave Maui Students, Parents Scrambling

Some lawmakers say DOE should have let parents know earlier about the problems, which is forcing many students to wait an hour or more for buses.

New Hawaii Schools Chief’s First Priority: Listening Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Hawaii Schools Chief’s First Priority: Listening

Christina Kishimoto plans on visiting all the islands in her first six months to talk with educators and students.

Foreign Student Spending in Hawaii Decreases By 25 Percent Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Foreign Student Spending in Hawaii Decreases By 25 Percent

“This is not only a Hawaii phenomenon, this is a national phenomenon,” says a state researcher.

Some Students Shut Out Of School’s Marcus Mariota Event Eric Evans/University of Oregon

Some Students Shut Out Of School’s Marcus Mariota Event

The father of a special needs student who wasn’t allowed to attend is complaining to the Department of Education.