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Hawaii Always Had A Hard Time Recruiting Teachers. The Pandemic Made It Harder Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Always Had A Hard Time Recruiting Teachers. The Pandemic Made It Harder

Hawaii is rethinking its teacher recruitment strategies, including virtual job fairs, but it’s a hard sell when even preexisting successful initiatives face a shaky future.

DOE Superintendent Says Better Spacing Guidance Is Needed For School Reopenings Screenshot

DOE Superintendent Says Better Spacing Guidance Is Needed For School Reopenings

Christina Kishimoto said she’ll meet with state health officials and lawmakers Friday to discuss how best to proceed in light of new federal guidance.

A DOE Bid To End Teacher Salary Incentives Is Getting Pushback Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A DOE Bid To End Teacher Salary Incentives Is Getting Pushback

The salary incentives were implemented last year to retain special education teachers and other hard-to-fill positions.

Teacher Vaccinations, New CDC Guidance Boost Hopes For Reopening Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Teacher Vaccinations, New CDC Guidance Boost Hopes For Reopening Schools

The CDC said it was “critical for schools to open as safely and as soon as possible” with the proper safety protocols in place.

How Hawaii Schools Are Teaching Kindness And Empathy In A Volatile World Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Hawaii Schools Are Teaching Kindness And Empathy In A Volatile World

The need for teaching kindness and civility became especially acute during ex-President Donald Trump’s turbulent term in the White House, say educators.

COVID-19 Was ‘The Last Straw’ For Hawaii’s Oldest Catholic School Cory Lum/Civil Beat

COVID-19 Was ‘The Last Straw’ For Hawaii’s Oldest Catholic School

St. Ann School has been a fixture in Kaneohe for more than a century but couldn’t overcome pressure from declining enrollment and growing expenses.

First Semester DOE Data Shows Graduation Rate On Downward Slope Cory Lum/Civil Beat

First Semester DOE Data Shows Graduation Rate On Downward Slope

The informal projection is based on a new release of DOE data based on the first semester of the school year.

Hawaii Public Schools To Get $56M in Title I Funds This Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Public Schools To Get $56M in Title I Funds This Year

The amount reflects a $2 million increase from the same type of appropriation last year.

Oahu Educators Can Receive Free COVID-19 Test Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Oahu Educators Can Receive Free COVID-19 Test

It’s part of an expanded service offered through an agreement with the City and County of Honolulu and the National Kidney Foundation Hawaii Consortium.