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Schools Chief: Use Federal Bailout Money To Avoid Teacher Pay Cuts Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schools Chief: Use Federal Bailout Money To Avoid Teacher Pay Cuts

Superintendent Christina Kishimoto outlined some plans for federal stimulus money, including keeping salaries at current levels.

UH Is Making Students Vacate Campus Housing Next Week Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Is Making Students Vacate Campus Housing Next Week

About 750 students still live on campus at the University of Hawaii Manoa. But most are being told to move out by May 16 even as the stay-at-home order makes it hard to find housing.

Ige Says Child Care Centers Can Reopen. But Are They Ready? Suevon Lee/Civil Beat

Ige Says Child Care Centers Can Reopen. But Are They Ready?

At least 100 private, licensed facilities have never closed since the pandemic, limiting care to children of essential workers.

Private Schools May Suffer As Cash-Strapped Families Can’t Afford Tuition Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Private Schools May Suffer As Cash-Strapped Families Can’t Afford Tuition

Some schools are offering more financial aid to try and help families who are feeling the economic brunt of the coronavirus pandemic.

DOE Chief: Distance Learning Will Still Fill A Need Once Classrooms Reopen Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOE Chief: Distance Learning Will Still Fill A Need Once Classrooms Reopen

The Hawaii schools superintendent outlined some plans for a post-pandemic school system in a letter to Hawaii’s congressional delegation Monday.

What Should Hawaii’s Schools Look Like After The Pandemic? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What Should Hawaii’s Schools Look Like After The Pandemic?

Educators see the coronavirus as an opportunity to rewrite the education playbook.

Bank of Hawaii, IHS To Host Donation Drive Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bank of Hawaii, IHS To Host Donation Drive

The “Bag of Hopes” drive is supplemented by $20,000 from Bank of Hawaii Foundation.

Hawaii Foodbank Gets $2 Million Boost Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Hawaii Foodbank Gets $2 Million Boost

The City and County of Honolulu is matching a $1 million donation from Hawaii Community Foundation.

Kamehameha Schools Providing Meals To Community Courtesy Kamehameha Schools

Kamehameha Schools Providing Meals To Community

Meals are being distributed to various remote sites around Oahu for now.