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Jessica Terrell

Will Hawaii’s Teacher Evaluation System Get Scrapped? Department of Education / screenshot

Will Hawaii’s Teacher Evaluation System Get Scrapped?

The Senate Education Committee is calling on the Board of Education to get rid of the current teacher evaluation system.
Hawaii’s Public Charter School Movement At A Crossroads PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Public Charter School Movement At A Crossroads

Big changes could be ahead, including how new schools are created and how they are overseen.
HSTA Tax Hike Dies, Support Doesn’t Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HSTA Tax Hike Dies, Support Doesn’t

Teachers made a strong show of support at the Board of Education on Tuesday for their union's proposed education reforms.
Is Higher Education Less Valuable In Hawaii? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Is Higher Education Less Valuable In Hawaii?

Hawaii has more residents with college degrees than the U.S. average, but they don't seem to be earning as much money.
Hawaii State Lab Increases Zika Testing Abilities Hawaii Department of Health

Hawaii State Lab Increases Zika Testing Abilities

Hawaii has been helping process Zika testing for cases in American Samoa and the Marshall Islands.
$100,000 Salaries Mushroom At DOE In The Last 4 Years Cory Lum/Civil Beat

$100,000 Salaries Mushroom At DOE In The Last 4 Years

Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi is the highest-paid Hawaii Department of Education employee at $200,000. At the other end, office assistants start at $22,824.
Hawaii’s Cuts To Pest Control Have Allowed Dengue To Thrive Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Cuts To Pest Control Have Allowed Dengue To Thrive

The state aggressively attacked previous outbreaks of dengue fever that were quickly stopped but response efforts have been gutted.
DOE Struggles To Fill Positions That Serve Special Ed Students Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOE Struggles To Fill Positions That Serve Special Ed Students

One in three school psychologist positions and one in four speech pathologist positions are vacant within the Department of Education.
House Higher Ed Leader Takes Aim At UH Cory Lum/Civil Beat

House Higher Ed Leader Takes Aim At UH

The nearly two dozen bills introduced by Rep. Isaac Choy may be indicative of a larger sense of frustration with the university.