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Hawaii DOE Has Struggled To Cope With The Pandemic. Can It Do Better? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii DOE Has Struggled To Cope With The Pandemic. Can It Do Better?

As the district debates reopening metrics and reels from a problematic online education platform, parents are left to pick up the slack so students can continue learning.

Hip-Hop And Hindi Fill This Second Grader’s Distance Learning Days Courtesy of Andrea Malji

Hip-Hop And Hindi Fill This Second Grader’s Distance Learning Days

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced parents to figure out how to turn their homes into classrooms.

Board of Ed Settles Sunshine Lawsuit, Will Rehear Petition Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Board of Ed Settles Sunshine Lawsuit, Will Rehear Petition

Sunny Unga’s lawsuit was spurred by plans to construct new windmills by Kahuku Elementary without the school community’s input.

Schatz Seeks Details On Ventilation In Classrooms Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schatz Seeks Details On Ventilation In Classrooms

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz told private and public school leaders that proper circulation and ventilation in the schools is critical to prevent COVID-19 spread.

Hawaii Schools To Continue Mostly Distance Learning Through December Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Schools To Continue Mostly Distance Learning Through December

Education officials plan to follow new Department of Health guidelines for when it’s safe for kids to return to the classroom.

‘Equity Specialists’ Are Reviewing Hawaii DOE’s Problematic Online Learning Program Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘Equity Specialists’ Are Reviewing Hawaii DOE’s Problematic Online Learning Program

The state Board of Education is scheduled to take up the issue at its meeting Thursday as parents’ complaints over culturally insensitive content continue.

Distance Learning Means ‘Musical Chairs’ For Windward Oahu Family Courtesy of Adrienne Robillard

Distance Learning Means ‘Musical Chairs’ For Windward Oahu Family

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced parents to figure out how to turn their homes into classrooms.

Hawaii Public School Enrollment Down 2.6% This Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Public School Enrollment Down 2.6% This Year

The total student count across public schools is now 174,704.

$10M Federal COVID-19 Grant Focuses On Teacher Training Hawaii Department of Education

$10M Federal COVID-19 Grant Focuses On Teacher Training

An initial report lays out how Hawaii education leaders plan to use the CARES Act money.