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How One School’s Academic Turnaround Helped It Weather The Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

How One School’s Academic Turnaround Helped It Weather The Pandemic

Pauoa Elementary was on an upward trend in student proficiency even pre-pandemic. It focused on a few core strategies to turn around its flagging performance.

Here’s How Hawaii Schools Will Distribute Covid Vaccines To Younger Kids Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Here’s How Hawaii Schools Will Distribute Covid Vaccines To Younger Kids

Schools will be the main staging ground for administering the vaccine after the federal government authorizes it for ages 5-11.

The DOE’s Covid Travel Rules For Unvaccinated Students Can Be Costly Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

The DOE’s Covid Travel Rules For Unvaccinated Students Can Be Costly

Requirements for a negative Covid test or 10-day quarantine before returning to school after out-of-state travel pose a hardship for families with kids not yet eligible to get a shot.

‘Extremely Alarming’ Test Scores Show Challenges Ahead For Hawaii Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

‘Extremely Alarming’ Test Scores Show Challenges Ahead For Hawaii Schools

Education advocates say it will take “the entire community mobilizing” to get kids back on track after major setbacks during the pandemic.

Wahi A Nā Mākua, ʻAʻole Lawa Kā DOE Mālama ʻAna I Polokalamu Pūnaewele No Nā Kula Kaiapuni April Estrellon/Civil Beat/2020

Wahi A Nā Mākua, ʻAʻole Lawa Kā DOE Mālama ʻAna I Polokalamu Pūnaewele No Nā Kula Kaiapuni

Aia wale nō a namunamu nā mākua e hopohopo ana i ka maʻi ʻo COVID-19, ua hoʻolale ʻia ka hoʻomaka ʻana i kahi polokalamu pūnaewele no nā kula kaiapuni ma kēia makahiki. 

Hawaii’s Search For A New School Chief Will Take Longer Than Expected Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii’s Search For A New School Chief Will Take Longer Than Expected

The state Board of Education plans to use local grant money to hire the National Association of State Boards of Education to help facilitate the search.

Special Ed Students Have Been ‘Left Out’ From Distance Learning in Hawaii Ku’u Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Special Ed Students Have Been ‘Left Out’ From Distance Learning in Hawaii

Advocates say the statewide distance learning program does not adequately provide services for students enrolled in special education.

Hawaii Is Losing More Teachers Than Ever Amid Pandemic Fatigue Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Is Losing More Teachers Than Ever Amid Pandemic Fatigue

A teacher survey from May shows why that may be. Many expressed frustration with longer work hours and a lack of professional development.

Nonprofit Will Use Grant To Create Savings Accounts For Native Hawaiian Families Courtesy: Partners in Development Foundation

Nonprofit Will Use Grant To Create Savings Accounts For Native Hawaiian Families

Partners in Development Foundation is teaming up with American Savings Bank to help families better prepare and pay for children’s educational needs.