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How 12 Teens Who’d Never Met Before Organized Honolulu’s Black Lives Matter Protest Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How 12 Teens Who’d Never Met Before Organized Honolulu’s Black Lives Matter Protest

The rally, led by students from Radford High and other local schools, drew nearly 10,000 people, surprising even its organizers.

DOE Will Share More School Reopening Plans In July Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOE Will Share More School Reopening Plans In July

The school superintendent also shared some preliminary results of a parent survey that went out in early June.

Face Masks, Temperature Checks: The New Reality For Summer School Students Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Face Masks, Temperature Checks: The New Reality For Summer School Students

The Department of Education’s in-person, summer learning hubs offer a trial run for how many schools may operate when they reopen in the COVID-19 era.

Hawaii Is Spending $16M In Federal Aid For Summer Learning Programs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Is Spending $16M In Federal Aid For Summer Learning Programs

The money is part of a broader $43 million the Hawaii Department of Education received from a federal coronavirus relief package.

Teachers, Just Like Other Working Parents, Are In A Bind Over Lack Of Child Care Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Teachers, Just Like Other Working Parents, Are In A Bind Over Lack Of Child Care

Many child care centers have shuttered, delayed reopening or increased tuition due to the pandemic. That leaves many teachers who need to return to their classrooms with few options for their kids.

Thousands Show Up Across Hawaii To Protest Racial Injustice Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Thousands Show Up Across Hawaii To Protest Racial Injustice

The peaceful march Saturday in Honolulu, organized by a youth-led group called Hawaii for Black Lives, drew a crowd estimated at nearly 10,000 protesters.

Schools Chief Hopes To See Hawaii Elementary Schools Open By August April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Schools Chief Hopes To See Hawaii Elementary Schools Open By August

DOE also offered guidance on classroom safety protocols, including keeping students with the same staff all day and requiring masks outside the classroom.

Hawaii Schools Under Pressure To Provide More Data About Remote Learning Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Schools Under Pressure To Provide More Data About Remote Learning

Since the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools in March, the Hawaii schools chief says 80% to 95% of students have “consistent access to education material.”

Hawaii School Superintendent Gets ‘Effective’ Rating From Board Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii School Superintendent Gets ‘Effective’ Rating From Board

But the Board of Education scored the school chief poorly in areas like operations, resource and personnel management.