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Parents Navigate Difficult Choices Around Schools’ Reopening Plans Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Parents Navigate Difficult Choices Around Schools’ Reopening Plans

Though most DOE public schools will be online-only for the first four weeks, hybrid models initially presented tough choices for parents.

Teachers Union, DOE Bicker Over Back-To-School Plans Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Teachers Union, DOE Bicker Over Back-To-School Plans

Union officials say many schools are telling teachers to come back to campus Monday but department administrators insist it’s just for short online training for students.

Instructors For Hire: How The Pandemic Is Fueling A New Side Business Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Instructors For Hire: How The Pandemic Is Fueling A New Side Business

The pandemic is allowing private instructors to offer small group lessons to parents who are wary of children returning to school campuses — and who can afford it.

DOE Announces 13 Cases Of COVID-19 In Schools On Oahu, Kauai Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOE Announces 13 Cases Of COVID-19 In Schools On Oahu, Kauai

Most neighbor island schools will now start with all distance learning as HSTA pressures the administration.

Private Schools Debate Requiring Waivers For Students To Return Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Private Schools Debate Requiring Waivers For Students To Return

Parents may have to sign off that they “voluntarily assume the risk” of their child contracting COVID-19 in the classroom.

New Projections Show Risk Of Infected Students At School Screenshot

New Projections Show Risk Of Infected Students At School

University researchers have produced estimates, visualized by The New York Times, that show how school size relates to COVID-19 infection rates.

Hawaii Board of Education Approves Delay To New School Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Board of Education Approves Delay To New School Year

The modified start follows a strong union-led push to provide more time for more teacher training and preparation.

Education Spending Drives Races For Hawaii Legislature Suevon Lee/Civil Beat

Education Spending Drives Races For Hawaii Legislature

The pandemic is spurring candidates to focus on how the Legislature and DOE will use limited funding for safety measures and access to distance learning.

HSTA, DOE Strike Deal To Push Back Start Of New School Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HSTA, DOE Strike Deal To Push Back Start Of New School Year

The proposal still must be approved by the state Board of Education.