HSTA Vice President Osa Tui Jr., registrar at McKinley High, will take the helm of the union in July.
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.
Schools’ graduation plans this month reflect an easing of in-person restrictions compared with last May during the onset of the pandemic.
The application window for an interim deputy superintendent role officially closes Friday at 11:59 pm.
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.
A bill passed this week would establish new minimum qualifications for the school superintendent, drawing criticism of legislative overreach.
The challenge of this year is reflected in new statewide data showing 20% of Hawaii’s students are at “high risk” for chronic absenteeism.
The issue drew heated discussion from some board members over the “optics” of leadership pay raises in the current economic climate.
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.