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Hawaii ‘Worst’ State For Teachers

WalletHub analyzed metrics ranging from “average starting salary” to “pupil-teacher ratio.” Teachers union says, “It’s time that the leaders of Hawaii make education a priority.”

Another Special Ed Aide Says Reporting Abuse Got Her Banned

Her employer, Hawaii Behavioral Health, says a thorough investigation found the allegations were untrue.

Hawaii School Aide Said He Saw Abuse, Then He Got Fired

The Department of Education is silent about a claim that an educational assistant poured iced coffee over the head of a student

Bullying Of Asian-Americans, Pacific Islanders ‘On The Rise’

A new White House report underscores Hawaii statistics that show mistreatment of students by their peers.

Hawaii Charter School Commission Is Under The Microscope

School leaders’ complaints have the Board of Education considering a special performance review of the state’s charter school authorizer.

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.