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Hawaii Public Schools Unlikely To Open Again This School Year Ethan Porter

Hawaii Public Schools Unlikely To Open Again This School Year

State education officials want to see a lengthy period without any new coronavirus cases reported before they’ll feel comfortable bringing kids and teachers back together.

Educators Worry About Kids With No Computers As Online Classes Start Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Educators Worry About Kids With No Computers As Online Classes Start

The Department of Education doesn’t track how many students lack computers and internet access, but they tend to be low income and in rural areas.

Board of Ed Waives High School Graduation Requirements Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Board of Ed Waives High School Graduation Requirements

Seniors in good standing through the third quarter will receive a high school diploma.

Churches Are Going Online To Keep The Faithful Connected Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Churches Are Going Online To Keep The Faithful Connected

Pre-recorded sermons sent via YouTube, Sunday service on Facebook Live and congregations united on Zoom are some of the ways churches are adapting.

Hawaii Schools Want To Keep Kids Engaged Until School Resumes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Schools Want To Keep Kids Engaged Until School Resumes

The solution is a patchwork of instructional packets and virtual lesson planning as no end appears in sight for the coronavirus timeline.

Hawaii Coronavirus Cases Now At 175 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Coronavirus Cases Now At 175

UPDATED: The state reported 24 new cases since Saturday. About 8,100 tests have been conducted to date.

DOE Will Increase Meals To Meet High Demand Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOE Will Increase Meals To Meet High Demand

DOE officials acknowledge meal shortages at some sites. New sites will help alleviate that, they said.

Superintendent: Hawaii Schools To Remain Closed Through April 30 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Superintendent: Hawaii Schools To Remain Closed Through April 30

Despite the continuing school closures, the DOE school system, on a whole, remains open and operational, said the superintendent.

Community Groups Offer Free Lunch To Kids Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Community Groups Offer Free Lunch To Kids

The grab-and-go meals at a handful of sites around Oahu supplement the DOE’s own meal service which began this week while schools are closed.

Your Child Care Center May Still Be Open Suevon Lee/Civil Beat

Your Child Care Center May Still Be Open

As coronavirus cases rise in the state, child care centers emerge as an “essential function” for front-line workers.

DOE Will Offer Meals Outside Some Cafeterias While Schools Are Closed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOE Will Offer Meals Outside Some Cafeterias While Schools Are Closed

Many students depend on school meals to keep from going hungry.

Hawaii Classrooms Not Scheduled To Reopen Until April 7 April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Hawaii Classrooms Not Scheduled To Reopen Until April 7

The Department of Education update means six more instructional days are canceled.