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Hawaii Board of Education Votes To Approve Extra Pay For Hard-To-Find Teachers Suevon Lee/Civil Beat

Hawaii Board of Education Votes To Approve Extra Pay For Hard-To-Find Teachers

Some members were skeptical about the plans to pay for proposed pay differentials for teachers in areas like special ed and Hawaiian language immersion.

DOE Plan Would Boost Pay For Hard-To-Fill Teaching Positions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOE Plan Would Boost Pay For Hard-To-Fill Teaching Positions

Updated: The governor said he will include the salary differentials in his executive supplemental budget request to the Legislature.

How To Divvy Up Dollars For Special Needs Kids In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How To Divvy Up Dollars For Special Needs Kids In Hawaii

Fairness for every school is at the heart of a new policy developed based on a task force’s recommendations.

Three DOE Facilities Staff Members Fined By Ethics Commission Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Three DOE Facilities Staff Members Fined By Ethics Commission

A facilities manager was fined for using agency employees to do work on his home and another property.

DOE Offers Free Hawaiian Language Classes To All Staff Suevon Lee/Civil Beat

DOE Offers Free Hawaiian Language Classes To All Staff

The “Olelo Hawaii Initiative” is a partnership between DOE’s Office of Hawaiian Education and the University of Hawaii Community Colleges.

What’s Behind Hawaii’s Rising Test Scores For English Learners Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What’s Behind Hawaii’s Rising Test Scores For English Learners

A policy shift several years ago that makes “exiting” out of an English language program more rigorous could hold some clues.

Hawaii School System Convenes First-Ever Data Retreat Suevon Lee/Civil Beat

Hawaii School System Convenes First-Ever Data Retreat

School officials and state board members got a deep look at statewide student performance, but some left wanting more.

Why Nearly Half The Kids In An Island State Can’t Swim Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Nearly Half The Kids In An Island State Can’t Swim

Some Hawaii schools are working with community groups to make swim lessons more affordable and more widely available.

About Two-Thirds Of Hawaii Middle Schoolers Feel Safe At School Cory Lum/Civil Beat

About Two-Thirds Of Hawaii Middle Schoolers Feel Safe At School

The results of the 2018-19 school climate survey by DOE were similar to the previous year’s results.

Hawaii’s Older Students Lag On ‘Nation’s Report Card’ Ku’u Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Older Students Lag On ‘Nation’s Report Card’

The results on the 2019 “Nation’s Report Card” showed little difference from the 2017 results.

Hawaii Schools May Soon Experience A Wave of Retirements Suevon Lee/Civil Beat

Hawaii Schools May Soon Experience A Wave of Retirements

Three of the state’s 15 complex area superintendents are leaving this school year. Many more school officials will soon be eligible to retire.

Connecting Local Kids To Well-Paying Jobs In Hawaii Suevon Lee/Civil Beat

Connecting Local Kids To Well-Paying Jobs In Hawaii

Education and business leaders recently came together to brainstorm how to fill companies’ needs with young people trained in Hawaii.