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Charter Schools And Special Ed Will Be In The Legislative Spotlight Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Charter Schools And Special Ed Will Be In The Legislative Spotlight

The Hawaii teachers union is also pushing lawmakers to place a tax increase proposal on the ballot this year to pay for improving schools.

DOE Official Fined For Using State Resources On Her Doctoral Work Civil Beat file photo

DOE Official Fined For Using State Resources On Her Doctoral Work

The Department of Education has now opened its own investigation of Suzanne Mulcahy.
Hawaii Education Plan Gets A Green Light From The Feds Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Education Plan Gets A Green Light From The Feds

The state plan spells out how it intends to comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act.
What If A Missile Scare Happened On A School Day? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What If A Missile Scare Happened On A School Day?

Hawaii schools sent letters to parents saying they are holding drills to prepare students and staff for emergency situations.
An Inside Look At Ige’s Request For Millions More In Education Spending Cory Lum/Civil Beat

An Inside Look At Ige’s Request For Millions More In Education Spending

It’s far less than the DOE sought, but there’s hope for “more of a focus on education” in state government.

Hawaii Looks To Spur School Creativity With ‘Innovation Grants’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Looks To Spur School Creativity With ‘Innovation Grants’

Up to $250,000 will be available for the right idea and a two-year plan to implement it.

Hawaii’s Expanding Hunt For The Elusive Schoolteacher Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Expanding Hunt For The Elusive Schoolteacher

Superintendent Christina Kishimoto wants to look in new directions — including foreign countries — to address the shortage of instructors.

Do SAT Takers Have An Unfair Edge For UH Scholarships? Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Do SAT Takers Have An Unfair Edge For UH Scholarships?

Hawaii was one of only two states that didn’t adjust comparisons between the newly revamped SAT and the ACT.

Why Vocational Education Is Back In Vogue in Some Hawaii Schools Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Why Vocational Education Is Back In Vogue in Some Hawaii Schools

With only about half of Hawaii’s high school graduates going to college, schools are placing more emphasis on career and technical training.

Charter School Debuts An Online Hawaiian-English Dictionary Suevon Lee/Civil Beat

Charter School Debuts An Online Hawaiian-English Dictionary

Students at the immersion school say the product could prepare them for a vocabulary test. But it’s also designed for the wider community.

Board Of Education Seeks Public Money For Charter School Facilities Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Board Of Education Seeks Public Money For Charter School Facilities

Despite “mixed” reviews of their performance last year, the charters deserve more taxpayer money, the board says.

UH Graduate Students Say GOP Tax Plan Could Derail Their Education Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Graduate Students Say GOP Tax Plan Could Derail Their Education

Many are already financially strapped, and one Republican proposal would increase their tax liability by thousands of dollars.