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Crossing America In The Hunt For New Teachers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Crossing America In The Hunt For New Teachers

Hawaii school officials have a new strategy for filling teacher vacancies: Bring principals along on mainland recruitment trips.

Why College Now Starts In High School For So Many Hawaii Kids Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why College Now Starts In High School For So Many Hawaii Kids

As the number of college-level courses offered in high school soars, state officials hope it will lead to a better educated workforce in Hawaii.

Trying To Build ‘Generation One’ Of Micronesian Voters Suevon Lee/Civil Beat

Trying To Build ‘Generation One’ Of Micronesian Voters

Could younger Micronesian-Americans, many of whom will eventually have the right to vote unlike their parents, be Hawaii’s next big voting bloc?

The Painful Demise Of A Big Island Charter School Courtesy Josh DeWeerd

The Painful Demise Of A Big Island Charter School

Ka’u Learning Academy had its charter revoked after multiple violations, but there were plenty of red flags from the beginning.

Teachers Channel Frustrations Into Political Campaigns Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Teachers Channel Frustrations Into Political Campaigns

Union leaders say the four teachers seeking House seats are the highest number of teacher-candidates in recent years.

State Revokes Charter Of Big Island School

State Revokes Charter Of Big Island School

Parents will have to find new schools for 93 students after the Ka’u Learning Academy is closed by the Charter School Commission.

How Hawaii Is Trying To ‘Grow Our Own’ Pipeline of New Teachers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Hawaii Is Trying To ‘Grow Our Own’ Pipeline of New Teachers

In an effort to address the state’s chronic teacher shortage, a new initiative offers scholarships and support to help long-term subs become licensed teachers.

Economists: Public Employee Union Membership Is Bound To Drop Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Economists: Public Employee Union Membership Is Bound To Drop

Compulsory union dues are a thing of the past due to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. But some say a pro-union culture in the islands will prevail.

The Crusade To Keep Hawaii Kids Fed This Summer Courtesy of Hawaii Literacy

The Crusade To Keep Hawaii Kids Fed This Summer

While the Department of Education provides meals on summer school campuses, other efforts are afoot to deliver food to nonschool venues.

Vog From Kilauea Increases The Need For Classroom Air Conditioning Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Vog From Kilauea Increases The Need For Classroom Air Conditioning

The last weeks of the school year were hard on some Big Island schools, and there’s concern about what’ll happen when they reopen Aug. 6.

Eruption Threatens Future Of Some Big Island Charter Schools USGS

Eruption Threatens Future Of Some Big Island Charter Schools

The ongoing volcanic lava flow is raising many issues for students and their families.

A Gathering Of Exceptional Students Where Grades Take A Back Seat Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Gathering Of Exceptional Students Where Grades Take A Back Seat

Islander Scholars aren’t necessarily the highest academic achievers. They’re just good kids who define strong character.