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DOE data shows the popularity of “geographic exceptions” that let students transfer out of their local schools is surging.
With the DOE’s current plan due to sunset in 2020, it’s clear many academic success “targets,” such as reducing student absenteeism and increasing teacher retention, won’t be met.
Amy Kunz’s appointment to the University of Hawaii system was tucked in a recent meeting agenda item from the UH Board of Regents.
The developments come after the question of who would be in charge of pre-kindergarten expansion was a hot topic during the legislative session.
The state erroneously reported there were no such cases in 2015-16, the latest school year studied nationwide. Last school year, 66 Hawaii schools reported at least one restraint case.
Two local teachers saw their questions selected from among about 1,800 submitted in advance for some of the top contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Dann Carlson is leaving the Education Department to become 154th Wing Commander with the Hawaii Air National Guard.
Three Big Island teachers are producing a podcast, “Maestros Vibe,” that covers a range of topics from teacher shortages to the school-to-prison pipeline.
The school pursues some simple strategies for getting kids to school: home visits, phones calls to parents, emergency supplies of clean clothes and rewards like extra recess.