The Office of Hawaiian Affairs awarded the administration of a $1.5 million grant for Hawaiian-focused charter schools to a new organization this year.
Some large high schools, like Campbell, are way over capacity, while smaller ones try to attract students with innovative programs.
Hawaii lags much of the nation in spending on state-funded preschool. But it is taking new steps to expand access, including opening five new classrooms next year.
The Department of Education defended the chair’s use as a safety precaution. The child’s mother called it “restraint” and “punishment.”
The president of Ground Transport said the Oahu-based company continues to recruit more bus drivers.
A state official asserted Roberts Hawaii’s offer to take back three school bus routes would have sharply raised costs.
In a candid interview, Christina Kishimoto reiterates her strong support for public schools and the educators who are trying hard to make them better.
The Legislature provided $2.8 million to expand the Hawaii Keiki program, which places nurses in schools.