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Hawaii Principals Find Communal Space: ‘We Need Each Other’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Principals Find Communal Space: ‘We Need Each Other’

Principals on the mainland have adopted their framework for a weekly online discussion stemming from the pandemic.

DOE Chief: $100M Budget Reduction Could Be ‘Decimating’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOE Chief: $100M Budget Reduction Could Be ‘Decimating’

School leaders are preparing contingency plans due to huge funding shortfalls brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hawaii DOE Optimistic Students Will Return To Class In January Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii DOE Optimistic Students Will Return To Class In January

In a briefing with legislators, school leaders said they were also encouraged by the low rate of teacher vacancies during the pandemic.

Hawaii Teachers React To How Biden Presidency Might Reshape Education Policy Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Hawaii Teachers React To How Biden Presidency Might Reshape Education Policy

Improved civil rights protections for students, a renewed national focus on schools and the next secretary of education are top of mind.

DOE Report: Acellus Online Curriculum Violated Religion, Discrimination Policies Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOE Report: Acellus Online Curriculum Violated Religion, Discrimination Policies

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.”

Can Hawaii Bring Students Back To The Classroom Safely Yet? Courtesy: Punahou School

Can Hawaii Bring Students Back To The Classroom Safely Yet?

Evolving COVID-19 guidelines and a patchwork plan among public and private schools leaves the state without a cohesive strategy.

Kapolei High Closes After 3 Staff Test Positive For COVID Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kapolei High Closes After 3 Staff Test Positive For COVID

School leaders said they were temporarily closing the campus to employees and students out of an abundance of caution.

DOE Shuffles Leadership In Curriculum Office Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOE Shuffles Leadership In Curriculum Office

Hawaii’s school chief has removed the head of the office responsible for overseeing the transition to online learning.

Failing A Class Could Get Your Student Back To School Sooner Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Failing A Class Could Get Your Student Back To School Sooner

Failing marks can now fast-track some kids to in-person instruction so they don’t suffer trying to learn from home.