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Why So Many Hawaii Families Are Opting Out Of The Public School System Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Why So Many Hawaii Families Are Opting Out Of The Public School System

Private school enrollment rose to 33,540 as of Oct. 1, compared with 31,987 in 2020-21, according to the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools.

How Does Hawaii’s DOE Deal With Teachers Accused Of Misconduct? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

How Does Hawaii’s DOE Deal With Teachers Accused Of Misconduct?

One teacher was fired four months after being sentenced in a criminal case.

Hawaii Vaccine Outreach Campaign Awards Grants to Student Projects Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Hawaii Vaccine Outreach Campaign Awards Grants to Student Projects

The mini-grant project is funded through a $100,000 donation from Kaiser Permanente via its Public Goods Project.

How Bilingual Books Are Helping Pacific Islander Students Learn English Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Bilingual Books Are Helping Pacific Islander Students Learn English

The expansion of locally published children’s books comes as Hawaii schools try to promote multilingualism.

Private Schools May Miss Out On Federal Covid Relief Funds Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Private Schools May Miss Out On Federal Covid Relief Funds

Gov. David Ige’s office increased the percentage of low-income students private schools must serve before they can participate in the program.

This Oahu Charter School Just Lost Out On $1.4 Million In State Funding April Estrellon/Civil Beat/2017

This Oahu Charter School Just Lost Out On $1.4 Million In State Funding

Kamalani Academy’s enrollment has grown but the Hawaii charter school commission says it can’t count roughly half the students.

What Salary Records Tell Us About Who Earns The Big Bucks In The DOE Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

What Salary Records Tell Us About Who Earns The Big Bucks In The DOE

Some newer administrative roles in the DOE’s salary records in recent years fetch high salaries.

Are You a Laid-Off Hotel Worker? Hawaii’s Education Department Wants You Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Are You a Laid-Off Hotel Worker? Hawaii’s Education Department Wants You

State education officials are partnering with Unite Here Local 5 to match unemployed hospitality workers with jobs at public schools facing labor shortages.

The DOE Hopes A New Campaign Will Help Recruit Teachers To Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

The DOE Hopes A New Campaign Will Help Recruit Teachers To Hawaii

The goal isn’t only getting teachers to the islands but also persuading them to stay by providing mentors and facts about the high cost of living.