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How Hawaii’s Average Teacher Salary Ranks In US Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Hawaii’s Average Teacher Salary Ranks In US

A new analysis compares how teacher salaries in the U.S. stack up against each other.

Bill To Expand Public Preschool Teed Up For Full Senate Vote Flickr.com

Bill To Expand Public Preschool Teed Up For Full Senate Vote

Legislation that bolsters the early learning office’s control over public pre-K also includes a substantial amount of funding to other DOE programs.

More Fiscal Transparency Appears On The Way For Charter Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat

More Fiscal Transparency Appears On The Way For Charter Schools

Some charter school leaders say the bill detracted from what’s most important: more funding for their schools.

Partnership Aims To Help Hawaii Teachers Buy Homes Suevon Lee/Civil Beat

Partnership Aims To Help Hawaii Teachers Buy Homes

A San Francisco company unveiled a new partnership with state education and business leaders to help school teachers afford to buy homes here.

Bill To Expand Public Preschool Teed Up For Full Senate Vote Flickr.com

Bill To Expand Public Preschool Teed Up For Full Senate Vote

Legislation that bolsters the early learning office’s control over public pre-K also includes a substantial amount of funding to other DOE programs.

Multilingual Report Cards May Be Coming Soon To Hawaii Schools Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Multilingual Report Cards May Be Coming Soon To Hawaii Schools

About 8% of the state’s public school students are “English learners,” with the most common first languages being Ilocano, Chuukese, Marshallese and Tagalog.

DOE Lays Out A 10-year ‘Road Map’ For Fixing Old Schools, Building New Ones Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOE Lays Out A 10-year ‘Road Map’ For Fixing Old Schools, Building New Ones

A long-range DOE facilities plan has identified $7 billion in “top priority” capital needs, from adding more classrooms to repairing aging schools.

Hawaii School Chief Asks DeVos About Teacher Shortage Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii School Chief Asks DeVos About Teacher Shortage

Christina Kishimoto mentioned the challenge of teacher retention in remote areas.

State Initiates Audit Of School Impact Fees On Developers Department of Education

State Initiates Audit Of School Impact Fees On Developers

The fees on new residential developments in certain areas have proven controversial since they were authorized by the Legislature in 2007.