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Lawsuit: DOE Failed To Help Hilo Student Who Was Harassed And Bullied Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawsuit: DOE Failed To Help Hilo Student Who Was Harassed And Bullied

The federal lawsuit is directed against the Hawaii department and board of education for failing to intervene and stop the nearly yearlong bullying.

After ‘Egregious’ Delay, Education Nonprofit Scores DOE Finance Data Bianca Smallwood/Civil Beat

After ‘Egregious’ Delay, Education Nonprofit Scores DOE Finance Data

Education Institute of Hawaii only obtained complete financial accounting records from DOE in October after a two-and-a-half-year quest.

Schools Provide A Critical Safety Net For Kids. Can They Do That Via Zoom? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schools Provide A Critical Safety Net For Kids. Can They Do That Via Zoom?

Youth advocates and school staff worry students are not getting the proper counseling or basic social services available in a regular school setting.

Teachers Balance Need To Cater To In-Person, Online Students Simultaneously Photo courtesy David Chin

Teachers Balance Need To Cater To In-Person, Online Students Simultaneously

Some students have returned to campus only to find themselves studying online with the rest of the class.

Hawaii Schools Food Services Administrator Steps Down Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Schools Food Services Administrator Steps Down

The head of the school food services branch oversees the handling and distribution of school meals and other programs statewide.

DOE Reveals Furlough Plan For Teachers, Other Employees Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOE Reveals Furlough Plan For Teachers, Other Employees

The furlough days range between six and 10 days between Jan. 1 and June 30, Superintendent Christina Kishimoto told staff in an internal video message.

The First Grades Of The New School Year Are In — And Hawaii’s Students Are Struggling Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The First Grades Of The New School Year Are In — And Hawaii’s Students Are Struggling

Superintendent Christina Kishimoto stressed that the first-quarter grades should be seen as progress reports and not year-end evaluations.

Hawaii Island Woman Is Suing DOE Over Alleged Sexual Abuse Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Island Woman Is Suing DOE Over Alleged Sexual Abuse Case

The federal lawsuit, filed earlier this week, comes several months after a former education assistant at a Big Island high school was sentenced for third-degree sexual assault.

With ‘A Very Reluctant Aye,’ Board Of Education Approves DOE Budget Despite Deep Cuts Cory Lum/Civil Beat

With ‘A Very Reluctant Aye,’ Board Of Education Approves DOE Budget Despite Deep Cuts

Many board members expressed consternation at proposed cuts that will largely be absorbed by schools in order to plug a minimum $165 million pandemic-related shortfall.