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The DOE Plans To Use Private Tutors To Help Struggling Students Catch Up Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The DOE Plans To Use Private Tutors To Help Struggling Students Catch Up

Hawaii’s Department of Education requested private tutoring proposals in October to address “unprecedented issues related to student learning” due to the pandemic.

Proms Are Canceled Due To COVID-19, DOE Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Proms Are Canceled Due To COVID-19, DOE Says

The superintendent issued the new guidance to schools in a memo but said a decision on graduations will be made later.

Teachers Shift Lessons to Focus on US Capitol Attack Courtesy of Jennifer Suzuki

Teachers Shift Lessons to Focus on US Capitol Attack

The mob-led insurrection at the symbolic and hallowed institution offers teachable moments in the classroom.

Hawaii Teachers Get Their Turn To Receive COVID-19 Vaccines Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Teachers Get Their Turn To Receive COVID-19 Vaccines

In an update to members on Friday, the state teachers’ union said schools will begin surveying employees on their desire to receive a vaccine.

Lawsuit: DOE Failed To Help Hilo Student Who Was Harassed And Bullied Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawsuit: DOE Failed To Help Hilo Student Who Was Harassed And Bullied

The federal lawsuit is directed against the Hawaii department and board of education for failing to intervene and stop the nearly yearlong bullying.

After ‘Egregious’ Delay, Education Nonprofit Scores DOE Finance Data Bianca Smallwood/Civil Beat

After ‘Egregious’ Delay, Education Nonprofit Scores DOE Finance Data

Education Institute of Hawaii only obtained complete financial accounting records from DOE in October after a two-and-a-half-year quest.

Schools Provide A Critical Safety Net For Kids. Can They Do That Via Zoom? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schools Provide A Critical Safety Net For Kids. Can They Do That Via Zoom?

Youth advocates and school staff worry students are not getting the proper counseling or basic social services available in a regular school setting.

Teachers Balance Need To Cater To In-Person, Online Students Simultaneously Photo courtesy David Chin

Teachers Balance Need To Cater To In-Person, Online Students Simultaneously

Some students have returned to campus only to find themselves studying online with the rest of the class.

Hawaii Schools Food Services Administrator Steps Down Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Schools Food Services Administrator Steps Down

The head of the school food services branch oversees the handling and distribution of school meals and other programs statewide.