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3 of Hawaii’s Community Colleges Among Least Expensive in U.S. PF Bentley/Civil Beat

3 of Hawaii’s Community Colleges Among Least Expensive in U.S.

Leeward, Kapiolani, Honolulu community colleges are some of the country's most affordable public two-year schools.
USDOE Extends Hawaii’s Waiver from No Child Left Behind

USDOE Extends Hawaii’s Waiver from No Child Left Behind

The school district was temporarily exempted from the federal education reform requirements in May 2013.
Is UH Doing Its Part to Combat Sexual Assaults on Campus? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Is UH Doing Its Part to Combat Sexual Assaults on Campus?

Critics say the University of Hawaii's approach to sexual violence ends up discouraging victims from reporting incidents.
DOE Looks to Strengthen Civics Education in Hawaii Classrooms Alia Wong/Civil Beat

DOE Looks to Strengthen Civics Education in Hawaii Classrooms

The state is proposing new guidelines for social studies classes that focus on civic engagement and critical thinking.
Lead Exposure Linked With Anxiety, Depression in Children Gustavo Madico/Flickr

Lead Exposure Linked With Anxiety, Depression in Children

The National Institutes of Health study, conducted among preschool children in China, focused on lower blood lead levels than previous studies.
Hawaii’s School Librarians: No Longer at a Campus Near You? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s School Librarians: No Longer at a Campus Near You?

A veteran of the trade laments the decline in librarians just when they're increasingly needed to help students master newly required skills.
Disclosure Bill Sparks Resignation of Two UH Regents PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Disclosure Bill Sparks Resignation of Two UH Regents

The regents cited a new law that would require them to make their financial interests public.
UH Faculty Union, State Agree to New Contract Alia Wong/Civil Beat

UH Faculty Union, State Agree to New Contract

Gov. Abercrombie touts his own good work in securing a deal long before it goes into effect.
Teacher Morale Emerges as an Issue in the Governor’s Race PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Teacher Morale Emerges as an Issue in the Governor’s Race

Hawaii's new evaluation system, which Gov. Neil Abercrombie endorsed, is undergoing major changes — but it's still causing distress among educators.