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Education in Hawaii

Audit: Some DOE Employees Still Start Work Before Being Cleared Courtney Teague/Civil Beat

Audit: Some DOE Employees Still Start Work Before Being Cleared

A new report reveals that hiring practices for some employees have gotten worse, not better, in the past four years.

Senator Wants More Transparency For Charter School Funds Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senator Wants More Transparency For Charter School Funds

Jill Tokuda complains that State Public Charter School Commission is the only state agency to hold its funds in private accounts.

Board Of Education OKs A Strategic Plan That Leaves Details To Schools Noelle Fujii/Civil Beat

Board Of Education OKs A Strategic Plan That Leaves Details To Schools

Its emphasis on empowering students, professional development and innovation seems to align with the governor’s task force plan.

Hawaii ‘Worst’ State For Teachers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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 John Hill/Civil Beat

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’ The White House

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.
Lawmaker Rebuffed At DOE Meeting Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmaker Rebuffed At DOE Meeting

The state representative was eventually allowed to observe the meeting with school officials and air-conditioning contractors.
Rebidding Classroom AC Work Jon Callas/Flickr.com

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.
AG Asked To Check AC Bids Cory Lum/Civil Beat

AG Asked To Check AC Bids

A state legislator worries if there is "a conspiracy to defraud taxpayers" by artificially inflating bids for the air conditioning of Hawaii classrooms.
New Pick For Board Of Education Hawaii Governor's Office

New Pick For Board Of Education

Gov. David Ige appoints Kenneth Uemura to the board replacing Amy Asselbaye, and reappoints Brian DeLima.
Ige Announces Hawaii Education Summit John Hook

Ige Announces Hawaii Education Summit

The Every Student Succeeds Act and other major topics in the education field will take center stage at next month's conference.
Education in Hawaii