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Waipahu High Principal Is Confirmed As Interim Superintendent Of Hawaii’s Schools Screenshot

Waipahu High Principal Is Confirmed As Interim Superintendent Of Hawaii’s Schools

Keith Hayashi told reporters he believes communication is “important in building positive relationships and trust.”

Education Program for At-Risk Youth Shuts Down After 50 Years in Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Education Program for At-Risk Youth Shuts Down After 50 Years in Honolulu

The closure of one of Honolulu’s few alternative education programs comes as a setback after a challenging pandemic year for all students.

Despite Low Turnout, Hawaii’s Teachers Ratify New Contract Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Despite Low Turnout, Hawaii’s Teachers Ratify New Contract

The new two-year agreement, which one union representative acknowledged was “disappointing for many,” takes effect on July 1.

Hawaii Hopes New Commission Will Improve Civic Engagement And Respect For Democracy Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Hopes New Commission Will Improve Civic Engagement And Respect For Democracy

The commission known as PACE was formed through the adoption of a Hawaii Supreme Court rule earlier this year, a day after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Hawaii School Chief Stands By Full Reopening Despite Calls For Distance Learning Options Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii School Chief Stands By Full Reopening Despite Calls For Distance Learning Options

Christina Kishimoto’s remarks to the Board of Education provided more context on her pledge to fully reopen schools next year without a distance learning option.

Hawaii Teacher Salaries Won’t Change If New Contract Is Approved Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Teacher Salaries Won’t Change If New Contract Is Approved

The Hawaii State Teachers Association has reached a preliminary agreement with state officials on a new contract for the next two years, but it still must be approved by members.

Veteran Education Administrator Is Nominated To Be Interim DOE Superintendent Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Veteran Education Administrator Is Nominated To Be Interim DOE Superintendent

If approved by the Board of Education as expected, Waipahu High School principal Keith Hayashi will step into the role after Christina Kishimoto steps down at the end of July.

Summer School Offers Kids A ‘Last Chance’ To Catch Up Before New School Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Summer School Offers Kids A ‘Last Chance’ To Catch Up Before New School Year

Federal relief money enabled Hawaii to offer summer school for free this year to help students overcome pandemic-related setbacks.