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School Chief Search Resumes After Candidate Withdraws Cory Lum/Civil Beat

School Chief Search Resumes After Candidate Withdraws

The Board of Education says grant money to help pay for the search is also back on track after Darrel Galera backed out.

The Search For A New Hawaii Schools Chief Just Suffered A Major Setback Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Search For A New Hawaii Schools Chief Just Suffered A Major Setback

The state has delayed the superintendent search amid worries that a former school board member might be getting favorable treatment.

Hawaii Teacher: We’re Getting What We Asked For From HSTA Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Teacher: We’re Getting What We Asked For From HSTA

The unprecedented move of releasing the union’s negotiating positions — and the state’s pay offer — brings a new level of transparency.

Counselor Involved In School Sex Case Now Works For State John Hill/Civil Beat

Counselor Involved In School Sex Case Now Works For State

Scott O’Neal didn’t admit liability but paid $750,000 to settle. The Department of Health said it could find no reason not to hire him.

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.

Board Of Education Discusses How To Find New Superintendent Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Board Of Education Discusses How To Find New Superintendent

Some critics want a more transparent search process, others want the board to reconsider its decision to replace Matayoshi.

Principals Push For A Louder Voice In Public Education Reform Efforts Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Principals Push For A Louder Voice In Public Education Reform Efforts

The state school board plans to discuss education reform Tuesday, but principals have held their own talks.

Fee Plan Along Rail Line Pits Schools Against Affordable Housing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Fee Plan Along Rail Line Pits Schools Against Affordable Housing

About 39,000 additional residential units are expected along a 4-mile stretch of the Honolulu rail route, requiring more schools.

Hawaii Teacher: Why Teachers Won’t Miss Kathryn Matayoshi Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Teacher: Why Teachers Won’t Miss Kathryn Matayoshi

A new superintendent needs to be much more proactive and transparent in supporting teachers.

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.
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.
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