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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.

Hawaii Teachers Union Files Complaint Against DOE, Governor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Teachers Union Files Complaint Against DOE, Governor

The union says the state’s plan to have teachers back in the classroom next week and kids the week after is too soon.

Advocates Want More Emphasis On High Quality Pre-K In Early Education Bill Suevon Lee

Advocates Want More Emphasis On High Quality Pre-K In Early Education Bill

A proposal to provide more preschool programs for Hawaii’s toddlers passed the House last week. But division remains about what those programs should look like.

Hawaii DOE Cancels All School Travel Outside State Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii DOE Cancels All School Travel Outside State

The order, which comes as spring break nears, does not impact inter-island travel.

Bill To Expand Preschool Access Clears Key House Committees Suevon Lee

Bill To Expand Preschool Access Clears Key House Committees

The measure to give Hawaii’s families more affordable preschool and childcare options is now primed for a full House vote.

Hawaiian Language Makes A Comeback In Hana’s Schools — And Homes April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Hawaiian Language Makes A Comeback In Hana’s Schools — And Homes

The establishment of a popular Hawaiian immersion program several years ago has had an impact on the broader community, says the Hana High & Elementary principal.

Building A Hawaiian Language Curriculum Classroom By Classroom April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Building A Hawaiian Language Curriculum Classroom By Classroom

As Hawaiian immersion programs soar in popularity, the lack of a common curriculum remains a big challenge.

Hawaii DOE’s Next 10-Year Vision Will Have To Wait Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii DOE’s Next 10-Year Vision Will Have To Wait

The Board of Education deferred voting on approval of the plan, saying it warrants more scrutiny and discussion.

Charter Commission Director Steps Down For New DOE Role Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Charter Commission Director Steps Down For New DOE Role

Sione Thompson was nominated to be the next complex area superintendent for Nanakuli-Waianae.

Why Hawaii Isn’t Competitive In Recruiting Teachers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Hawaii Isn’t Competitive In Recruiting Teachers

A recent study found Hawaii teacher salaries don’t go as far when compared to other school districts in high-price areas.

Plan For Dramatic Expansion Of Hawaii Pre-K Programs Still Lacks Details Suevon Lee

Plan For Dramatic Expansion Of Hawaii Pre-K Programs Still Lacks Details

A proposal by Gov. David Ige and legislative leaders sets a goal of providing childcare or preschool options for all 3- and 4-year-olds in Hawaii by 2030.