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Audit: Poor Oversight Of State Law Lost DOE Millions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Audit: Poor Oversight Of State Law Lost DOE Millions

A new state audit slams the Hawaii Department of Education for lax management of a decade-old law meant to lessen the financial burden of building new schools.

WalletHub: Hawaii Teacher Salary Goes Least Furthest In US Ku’u Kauanoe/Civil Beat

WalletHub: Hawaii Teacher Salary Goes Least Furthest In US

The state has the lowest teacher salary when adjusted for cost of living, according to the personal finance website.

Pay Increase Approved For Hawaii School Officials Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pay Increase Approved For Hawaii School Officials

The salary adjustments impact three leadership tiers below the top-level superintendent and will help with recruitment challenges, according to the DOE.

Neighbor Island Schools Could Get More Money Next Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neighbor Island Schools Could Get More Money Next Year

The funds would help offset the added costs of operating a school outside the urban hub of Oahu, such as gas and mileage to cover travel for athletic events and field trips.

DOE Shuts Down Its Long-Running Alternative Diploma Program Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOE Shuts Down Its Long-Running Alternative Diploma Program

The”C-Base program,” which was a pathway to a community school diploma for non-traditional students, is being replaced by a program that focuses on work readiness.

Report: Poor Kids Have Less Access To Sports In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Report: Poor Kids Have Less Access To Sports In Hawaii

A lack of programs throughout the state contributes to inability to participate in high-quality sports experiences for many kids.

Hawaii Students Feel Safer At School, But Not Everywhere Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Students Feel Safer At School, But Not Everywhere

The 2018-19 School Climate Survey from the Hawaii Department of Education shows a wide discrepancy in student safety responses among public high schools.

UH Faculty, Staff Now Eligible For Home Ownership Program Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Faculty, Staff Now Eligible For Home Ownership Program

Landed is expanding in Hawaii to include employees in higher ed.

TMT Protest Movement Spurs Enrollment In Immersion Schools PF Bentley/Civil Beat

TMT Protest Movement Spurs Enrollment In Immersion Schools

Several Hawaiian immersion schools are seeing a spike in interest this year from parents energized by opposition to construction of a telescope on Mauna Kea.

DOE Leans On Schools To Cool Their Own Classrooms PF Bentley/Civil Beat

DOE Leans On Schools To Cool Their Own Classrooms

Schools with the infrastructure to support new air conditioning units will be tasked with paying for and installing units on their own, instead of relying on the DOE.

Budget Shortfall Forces Kapiolani Community College To Cut Classes, Jobs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Budget Shortfall Forces Kapiolani Community College To Cut Classes, Jobs

The college has seen a 25% decline in enrollment over the last decade and plans to eliminate 329 student employee positions in the coming year.

Hawaii DOE Releases Revised Data on Student Suspensions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii DOE Releases Revised Data on Student Suspensions

Release of the data comes amid efforts to correct what the DOE says was erroneous counts of students suspensions in the 2015-16 school year.