In a briefing with legislators, school leaders said they were also encouraged by the low rate of teacher vacancies during the pandemic.
Improved civil rights protections for students, a renewed national focus on schools and the next secretary of education are top of mind.
The Hawaii Department of Education’s internal review of the remote learning tool found the inappropriate content in lessons to be “severe, pervasive and persistent.”
Evolving COVID-19 guidelines and a patchwork plan among public and private schools leaves the state without a cohesive strategy.
School leaders said they were temporarily closing the campus to employees and students out of an abundance of caution.
Failing marks can now fast-track some kids to in-person instruction so they don’t suffer trying to learn from home.
One Catholic school principal said the calls have been nonstop, mostly from families who are tired of doing remote learning as part of the state public school system.
The tally as of Friday comes amid a growing outbreak on the sparsely populated island.