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Legislature Approves Bill To Protect Against Sex-Based Discrimination Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Legislature Approves Bill To Protect Against Sex-Based Discrimination

The measure was weakened in conference committee, but supporters say it’s an important first step.

Feds: Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander Kids Suspended Far More Often Ethan Porter

Feds: Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander Kids Suspended Far More Often

New federal data shows continuing stark racial disparities in school disciplinary measures.

Voters Will Decide Whether To Hike Property Taxes To Fund Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Voters Will Decide Whether To Hike Property Taxes To Fund Schools

Even if the proposed constitutional amendment passes in November, it won’t automatically guarantee new money for schools.

Study: Few Hawaii Students Have Access To After-School Meals Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Study: Few Hawaii Students Have Access To After-School Meals

A new report by the Food Research & Action Center shows Hawaii near the bottom in terms of serving an after-school supper to low-income students.

Are Hawaii Schools Doing Enough To Address Bullying? Courtesy Joshua Franklin

Are Hawaii Schools Doing Enough To Address Bullying?

DOE takes steps to beef up its anti-bullying efforts, but it faces a lawsuit alleging schools didn’t stop the harassment of two students.

Hawaii Teachers Think Your Kids Are Taking Way Too Many Tests Flickr: Alberto G.

Hawaii Teachers Think Your Kids Are Taking Way Too Many Tests

The state Senate is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a teachers’ union-backed bill that would cap mandatory tests for students at four per year.

Ige’s Pick To Lead School Board Has An Unusual Background: Education Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Ige’s Pick To Lead School Board Has An Unusual Background: Education

Catherine Payne wants the Hawaii Board of Education more involved in setting policy and more visible to the public.

Bill Calls For Hawaii To Protect Students Who Allege Harassment Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill Calls For Hawaii To Protect Students Who Allege Harassment

The measure would establish a state corollary to the federal Title IX law prohibiting gender discrimination.

Hawaii Students Organize Several ‘March For Our Lives’ Rallies Gloria Borland

Hawaii Students Organize Several ‘March For Our Lives’ Rallies

A series of events around Hawaii on Saturday will showcase youth-led organizing for anti-gun violence.

The NRA Is Giving Hawaii Schools A Lot Of Money Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The NRA Is Giving Hawaii Schools A Lot Of Money

Most of the National Rifle Association dollars flowing to schools throughout the country pay for competitive shooting programs.

DOE Official Slapped With Ethics Fine Is Reassigned

DOE Official Slapped With Ethics Fine Is Reassigned

Suzanne Mulcahy, who was an assistant superintendent on the central leadership team, was shifted to an interim principal position.

Hawaii Students Join Walkouts In Wake Of School Shootings Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Students Join Walkouts In Wake Of School Shootings

On campuses across the islands, youths gather to honor the victims of the Florida massacre and call for action on gun control.