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UH Manoa’s College of Education Names New Dean Civil Beat file photo

UH Manoa’s College of Education Names New Dean

Nathan Murata beat out two other finalists for the job of leading the College of Education.

Disabled Job Seekers Left In Limbo By Agency’s Cash Crunch Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Disabled Job Seekers Left In Limbo By Agency’s Cash Crunch

Hawaii’s vocational rehabilitation program insists the problem is temporary, but some clients fear they’ll lose their support.

Missing School Has Become A Huge Problem in Hawaii

Missing School Has Become A Huge Problem in Hawaii

A Waianae school, where 40 percent of students are chronically absent, is trying home visits and a partnership with family court to keep kids in class.

Will Regular Classrooms Better Serve Hawaii’s Special Ed Students? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Will Regular Classrooms Better Serve Hawaii’s Special Ed Students?

Co-teaching — classrooms with both a general and special-ed teacher — is catching on in a state that has one of the lowest “inclusion” rates in the nation.

Can School Gardens Get Kids To Eat Their Vegetables? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Can School Gardens Get Kids To Eat Their Vegetables?

More than 80 percent of Hawaii schools have some kind of garden, part of a booming, nationwide farm-to-school movement.

OHA Money Will Go Directly To Hawaiian Charter Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Money Will Go Directly To Hawaiian Charter Schools

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ board vote reversed an earlier decision to use a third party to distribute the funds.

Educators: Pidgin Belongs In Hawaii Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Educators: Pidgin Belongs In Hawaii Schools

The language that emerged from Hawaii’s blending of cultures “is something we have to embrace,” says a high school principal.

New Rule Pushes Hawaii To Hire More Certified Teachers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Rule Pushes Hawaii To Hire More Certified Teachers

When it comes to meeting its recruitment goal, the Department of Education will no longer get credit for emergency hires.

Grading Hawaii’s New Schools Chief Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Grading Hawaii’s New Schools Chief

The Board of Education is considering a new kind of evaluation process for Christina Kishimoto that its proponents hope will more effectively judge how she’s doing.

How Hawaii Schools Are Rethinking Social Studies Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Hawaii Schools Are Rethinking Social Studies

Teachers supplement history lessons with real-world projects that encourage students to take action in their communities.

Hawaiian Charter School Concerns Dominate OHA Meeting Suevon Lee

Hawaiian Charter School Concerns Dominate OHA Meeting

The Board of Trustees solicits more input regarding a recent decision about who will administer money to the schools.

Native Hawaiian Schools: Fight Erupts Over Money Management Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Native Hawaiian Schools: Fight Erupts Over Money Management

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs awarded the administration of a $1.5 million grant for Hawaiian-focused charter schools to a new organization this year.