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.
The governor is pleased with the selection of the new superintendent, but says he played no role in her selection or the ouster of her predecessor.
A startup charter school’s co-habitation with a regular public high school marks the first existing partnership of its kind in Hawaii.
Some lawmakers say DOE should have let parents know earlier about the problems, which is forcing many students to wait an hour or more for buses.
Christina Kishimoto plans on visiting all the islands in her first six months to talk with educators and students.
“This is not only a Hawaii phenomenon, this is a national phenomenon,” says a state researcher.
The father of a special needs student who wasn’t allowed to attend is complaining to the Department of Education.
To address its perpetual revolving door of teachers, Hawaii is experimenting with some new strategies.