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DOE Gives Green Light to Revised Pono Choices Sex-Ed Program PF Bentley/Civil Beat

DOE Gives Green Light to Revised Pono Choices Sex-Ed Program

The revised version of the controversial sexual health curriculum includes changes to the definition of "anus."
Hawaii Schools: Better Attendance Rates But Worse Test Scores PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Schools: Better Attendance Rates But Worse Test Scores

The most recent Strive HI results show that science proficiency has improved, too.
Gov. Abercrombie Releases $39M for UH Facilities Upgrades PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Gov. Abercrombie Releases $39M for UH Facilities Upgrades

Campuses include UH Manoa, UH Hilo and a number of community colleges
Money 101: The State of Fiscal Affairs at the University of Hawaii at Manoa PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Money 101: The State of Fiscal Affairs at the University of Hawaii at Manoa

As a new school year begins, the ongoing dispute over how the campus spends its money warrants a crash course on how the budget works.
UH Regents Approve Replacement for Chancellor Tom Apple PF Bentley/Civil Beat

UH Regents Approve Replacement for Chancellor Tom Apple

Robert Bley-Vroman has been selected as interim chancellor of UH Manoa.
Education Secretary Backs Off Use of Tests in Teacher Evaluations Fotolia

Education Secretary Backs Off Use of Tests in Teacher Evaluations

States can request a one-year delay to the use of test results in teacher evaluation systems, Arne Duncan says. It's unclear whether Hawaii will take advantage of the option.
National Poll: Most People Oppose Common Core Fotolia

National Poll: Most People Oppose Common Core

Hawaii's public schools are implementing the universal, digitally based math and English language arts standards.
Hawaii DOE Proposes Cutting $9.2M from Special Education

Hawaii DOE Proposes Cutting $9.2M from Special Education

The proposal is based on unconfirmed state budget projections. Department officials say they'd be able to compensate for the cuts with other monies.
Hawaii School Board Members Unhappy With Changes to Teacher Evaluations Fotolia

Hawaii School Board Members Unhappy With Changes to Teacher Evaluations

Some prefer the previous version of the performance-based system, which was widely criticized by teachers as burdensome and unfair but ultimately rated most of them "effective."
DOE Spent $26M on New Common Core Materials McGraw-Hill Education via YouTube

DOE Spent $26M on New Common Core Materials

The digital products come as a relief to some educators and a cause for consternation among others.
Kona Charter School Now Serving Universal Free Breakfast to Students Ilana M.E. Maxwell/SoulSightArtistry

Kona Charter School Now Serving Universal Free Breakfast to Students

Kona Pacific Public Charter School is the first public school in the state to provide USDA-approved breakfasts every day in the classroom to students, regardless of their ability to pay.
DOE Outsources Teacher Mentoring for $3.5 Million Hawaii Department of Education

DOE Outsources Teacher Mentoring for $3.5 Million

The state partnered with a national nonprofit, the New Teacher Center, in 2012, but some educators say the task is better handled locally.