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New Hawaii Schools Chief’s First Priority: Listening Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Hawaii Schools Chief’s First Priority: Listening

Christina Kishimoto plans on visiting all the islands in her first six months to talk with educators and students.

Foreign Student Spending in Hawaii Decreases By 25 Percent Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Foreign Student Spending in Hawaii Decreases By 25 Percent

“This is not only a Hawaii phenomenon, this is a national phenomenon,” says a state researcher.

Some Students Shut Out Of School’s Marcus Mariota Event Eric Evans/University of Oregon

Some Students Shut Out Of School’s Marcus Mariota Event

The father of a special needs student who wasn’t allowed to attend is complaining to the Department of Education.

The Scramble To Recruit New Teachers — And Keep Them In Hawaii Courtesy of Leeward Community College

The Scramble To Recruit New Teachers — And Keep Them In Hawaii

To address its perpetual revolving door of teachers, Hawaii is experimenting with some new strategies.

Here’s Some Help Understanding Hawaii’s Plans For Improving Public Schools Robert Pollack via Flickr

Here’s Some Help Understanding Hawaii’s Plans For Improving Public Schools

Baffled by the various plans and proposals for improving Hawaii’s schools? This guide will help you sort out the three major plans.

Hawaii Part-Time Teachers, Subs Lose Legal Battle For Millions In Back Pay Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Part-Time Teachers, Subs Lose Legal Battle For Millions In Back Pay

A state Supreme Court ruling likely ends a legal fight dating to 2002 in which teachers sought $56 million in back pay and interest.

Governor Approves Loans For Energy Savings In Schools

Governor Approves Loans For Energy Savings In Schools

The governor signed a measure giving the Department of Education access to more than $46 million in loans as part of the cooling classrooms initiative.

Hawaii School Board Signs Off On Bid For Federal Dollars Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii School Board Signs Off On Bid For Federal Dollars

Some critics believe the education department’s plan for seeking support under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act isn’t innovative enough.

Hawaii Scrambles To Cool Down Hot Classrooms Suevon Lee/Civil Beat

Hawaii Scrambles To Cool Down Hot Classrooms

After a slow start, the state Department of Education hopes to have air conditioning installed in 1,000 classrooms around the state by July 1.