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Incoming Hawaii Teachers Union Chief Offers Changes In Style Not Substance Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Incoming Hawaii Teachers Union Chief Offers Changes In Style Not Substance

HSTA Vice President Osa Tui Jr., registrar at McKinley High, will take the helm of the union in July.

How One Hawaii Foundation Is Helping Build A Local Tutor Pipeline For Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

How One Hawaii Foundation Is Helping Build A Local Tutor Pipeline For Schools

A disrupted academic year has caused many high school students to fall behind. A new partnership will connect them to local college students to help them catch up.

Many Hawaii High Schools Plan In-Person Graduation Ceremonies Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Many Hawaii High Schools Plan In-Person Graduation Ceremonies

Schools’ graduation plans this month reflect an easing of in-person restrictions compared with last May during the onset of the pandemic.

Head Of Hawaii’s Teachers’ Union Is Vying To Be Interim Superintendent Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Head Of Hawaii’s Teachers’ Union Is Vying To Be Interim Superintendent

The application window for an interim deputy superintendent role officially closes Friday at 11:59 pm.

Hawaii Legislators Dole Out COVID-19 Relief Funds To Improve Public Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Legislators Dole Out COVID-19 Relief Funds To Improve Public Schools

The infusion of roughly $557 million in federal relief funds helped the state avert furloughs and try to offset the impacts of the pandemic on students’ academic progress.

Who Should Lead Hawaii Schools? State Lawmakers Have Some Ideas Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Who Should Lead Hawaii Schools? State Lawmakers Have Some Ideas

A bill passed this week would establish new minimum qualifications for the school superintendent, drawing criticism of legislative overreach.

‘We Keep Trying’: Hawaii Sees Spike In School Absenteeism Due To The Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

‘We Keep Trying’: Hawaii Sees Spike In School Absenteeism Due To The Pandemic

The challenge of this year is reflected in new statewide data showing 20% of Hawaii’s students are at “high risk” for chronic absenteeism.

Hawaii Board of Education Approves Pay Boosts For Complex Area Leaders Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Board of Education Approves Pay Boosts For Complex Area Leaders

The issue drew heated discussion from some board members over the “optics” of leadership pay raises in the current economic climate.

Hawaii’s Search For A New School Superintendent Could Take Nearly A Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Hawaii’s Search For A New School Superintendent Could Take Nearly A Year

The state Board of Education’s transition committee proposed filling the role on a temporary basis to allow more time to search for a permanent hire.