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New Hawaii Schools Chief: ‘That’s What I Believe In’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Hawaii Schools Chief: ‘That’s What I Believe In’

In a candid interview, Christina Kishimoto reiterates her strong support for public schools and the educators who are trying hard to make them better.

Will More Nurses in Hawaii Schools Help Keep Kids In Class? Suevon Lee/ Civil Beat

Will More Nurses in Hawaii Schools Help Keep Kids In Class?

The Legislature provided $2.8 million to expand the Hawaii Keiki program, which places nurses in schools.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige Talks Schools With Civil Beat Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Gov. David Ige Talks Schools With Civil Beat

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.

This Honolulu Charter School Has Found A Unique Way To Survive Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

This Honolulu Charter School Has Found A Unique Way To Survive

A startup charter school’s co-habitation with a regular public high school marks the first existing partnership of its kind in Hawaii.

Shortage of Bus Drivers Leave Maui Students, Parents Scrambling Katherine Poythress/Civil Beat

Shortage of Bus Drivers Leave Maui Students, Parents Scrambling

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.

New Hawaii Schools Chief’s First Priority: Listening Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Hawaii Schools Chief’s First Priority: Listening

Christina Kishimoto plans on visiting all the islands in her first six months to talk with educators and students.

Foreign Student Spending in Hawaii Decreases By 25 Percent Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Foreign Student Spending in Hawaii Decreases By 25 Percent

“This is not only a Hawaii phenomenon, this is a national phenomenon,” says a state researcher.

Some Students Shut Out Of School’s Marcus Mariota Event Eric Evans/University of Oregon

Some Students Shut Out Of School’s Marcus Mariota Event

The father of a special needs student who wasn’t allowed to attend is complaining to the Department of Education.

The Scramble To Recruit New Teachers — And Keep Them In Hawaii Courtesy of Leeward Community College

The Scramble To Recruit New Teachers — And Keep Them In Hawaii

To address its perpetual revolving door of teachers, Hawaii is experimenting with some new strategies.