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Rebidding Classroom AC Work

The Department of Education rejected steep bids for its air conditioning project in hopes of getting better prices and cooling more classrooms.

Another Hot School Year Looms As Air Conditioning Initiative Delayed

The Hawaii Department of Education says it won’t fulfill its goal of cooling the air in 1,000 classrooms by the end of 2016 because of increased construction costs.

State, Teachers Union Air Concerns About Charter School On Big Island

Just a year old, Ka’u Learning Academy has sometimes struggled with a “steep learning curve,” its board chairman admits. But he denies any negligence.

New Pick For Board Of Education

Gov. David Ige appoints Kenneth Uemura to the board replacing Amy Asselbaye, and reappoints Brian DeLima.

School Year To Bring New Policies For Hawaii’s Transgender Students

From bathroom usage to parental notification, island schools are “places of aloha,” deputy superintendent tells school board.

New Director For UH Cancer Center

The University of Hawaii is looking to hire the chief medical officer for cancer in the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City

How Can We Improve Hawaii Schools?

The Department of Education is seeking public input on its goals for public education in Hawaii.

Hawaii’s Teachers Union Makes Early Legislative Endorsements

UPDATED: Two weeks before the filing deadline, the HSTA has picked its slate of primary candidates. They don’t include the House Education Committee chairs.

Lack Of School Facilities ‘Crippling’ Many Charters

The challenge of finding space means classes meet in tents, at libraries — even at a McDonald’s

Advocates Ask State For Clear Policies On Transgender Students

The Kumu Hina Project asks the Department of Education to protect transgender students’ rights.

Nominees To Charter School Commission Named

Four out of the nine seats are up for grabs on the besieged Hawaii State Public Charter School Commission.

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

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

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

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

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.

‘A Witches’ Brew Of God Knows What’ In UH Lab’s Vent System

Faculty members say their health is being affected by odors and fumes from air vents at the St. John Laboratory Complex.

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?