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Hawaii Looks To The Philippines For Its Newest Teacher Recruits Getty Images

Hawaii Looks To The Philippines For Its Newest Teacher Recruits

In an effort to plug the teacher shortage, the Hawaii Department of Education sent two officials to Manila on its first-ever international recruiting effort.

Saiki Proposes Tax Funding Measure To Raise Teacher Pay Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Saiki Proposes Tax Funding Measure To Raise Teacher Pay

Under the House Speaker’s plan, voters could approve a constitutional amendment giving the Hawaii Board of Education power to increase property taxes.

Judge: ACLU Title IX Suit Cannot Proceed As Class Action Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge: ACLU Title IX Suit Cannot Proceed As Class Action

The ruling comes as a setback to the plaintiffs, who are pursuing a discrimination claim on behalf of female athletes at Campbell High School.

DOE Faces More Tough Questions Over How It Will Pay For Teacher Raises

DOE Faces More Tough Questions Over How It Will Pay For Teacher Raises

Education officials began providing $10 million in incentives for special ed and rural teachers without a guarantee the Hawaii Legislature will fund the pay increases in the future.

Lawyer: Mid-Pac Institute ‘Showed Stupefying Incompetence’ In Death Of Boy Bickerton Law Group

Lawyer: Mid-Pac Institute ‘Showed Stupefying Incompetence’ In Death Of Boy

The school’s day camp supervisors did a number of things wrong the day a 5-year-old boy and a camp supervisor drowned during a beach outing, a new lawsuit says.

Hawaii Leaders Back Ambitious Plan To Rapidly Expand Preschool Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Leaders Back Ambitious Plan To Rapidly Expand Preschool

The immediate goal of the five-year plan is to increase the number of pre-K classrooms in the state by 100 a year.

DOE Wants To Raise Pay For Experienced Hawaii Teachers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOE Wants To Raise Pay For Experienced Hawaii Teachers

The plan, aimed at reducing the teacher shortage by enticing senior educators to remain in the classroom, is the next phase of a broader teacher recruitment and retention plan.

Waimea Middle Will Get Back Withheld Settlement Money Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Waimea Middle Will Get Back Withheld Settlement Money

The Charter School Commission voted Thursday to reinstate the $75,000.

Assistant Superintendent Retires From DOE Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Assistant Superintendent Retires From DOE

Donna Lum-Kagawa, who was assistant superintendent in the Office of Curriculum and Instructional Design, retired at the end of 2019.

Hawaii Board Of Education Wants More Transparency In School Construction Projects Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Board Of Education Wants More Transparency In School Construction Projects

The Department of Education is expected to identify the criteria it uses in deciding how to divide the money it gets to repair and maintain school facilities.

A $75,000 Settlement Is Scaring Hawaii Charter Schools Ku’u Kauanoe/Civil Beat

A $75,000 Settlement Is Scaring Hawaii Charter Schools

A recent legislative directive that forces state agencies to cover the costs of legal claims could have a big impact on charter schools.

Some Students Go Hungry As They Navigate UH Law School Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Some Students Go Hungry As They Navigate UH Law School

A group of students, aided by alumni at the William S. Richardson School of Law, are setting up a food pantry to ensure fellow students have a steady supply of food.