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Candidates In District 7 Race Tout Community Ties To Kalihi Danny de Gracia/Civil Beat

Candidates In District 7 Race Tout Community Ties To Kalihi

All three candidates to replace Councilman Joey Manahan have experience in government.

Some Hawaii Teachers Will Still Get An Extra Pay Boost Despite Looming Budget Cuts Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Some Hawaii Teachers Will Still Get An Extra Pay Boost Despite Looming Budget Cuts

The state Department of Education is facing an $84 million budget hole in the coming year.

State Ed Board Still Undecided On Sending Kids Back To The Classroom Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Ed Board Still Undecided On Sending Kids Back To The Classroom

One board member is proposing pushing back the Aug. 4 reopening until Aug. 18.

Teachers Union Wants School Reopening Postponed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Teachers Union Wants School Reopening Postponed

The teachers union is calling for an indefinite delay to the Aug. 4 start date.

Hawaii Governor Confirms Public School Reopening Plan Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Governor Confirms Public School Reopening Plan

Gov. David Ige and state school officials say appropriate precautions have been taken to reopen schools safely.

Hawaii Health Officials Back Superintendent’s Plan To Reopen Schools

Hawaii Health Officials Back Superintendent’s Plan To Reopen Schools

State health officials say kids can be in the classroom as long as precautions are taken. But they expect to see an increase in coronavirus cases, too.

Hawaii DOE, Teachers Union Agree To 6-Feet Spacing Rule Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii DOE, Teachers Union Agree To 6-Feet Spacing Rule

The teachers union and DOE came to an agreement that 6 feet of spacing in classrooms will be the norm, with anything less than that requiring a contract exception.

Hawaii’s Charter Schools Are Listening To Parents When It Comes To Reopening Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Charter Schools Are Listening To Parents When It Comes To Reopening

The state’s 37 charter schools are relying heavily on parent feedback for reopening in the fall but are also worried about funding if the state cuts back its budget.

Proposed Classroom Set-Up Draws Protests From Teachers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Proposed Classroom Set-Up Draws Protests From Teachers

The issue of whether 3 feet is adequate spacing between desks in certain instances caused the Board of Education to seek further clarification from the DOE.