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It’s been three years since the Hawaii Department of Education issued guidance around transgender student protections. But how widely have those policies been implemented in the schools?
In 1921, Ethel Day was recruited from Illinois to teach in Honolulu. She would be the first in a line of Hawaii school teachers that spans nearly a century.
But local Republicans took solace in their expanded majority in the U.S. Senate.
The Department of Education has historically opposed legislation, saying its own policies will be sufficient. But the lawsuits keep coming.
The fourth-grader’s experience is included in a pending lawsuit against the Hawaii Department of Education.
If Hawaii is going to spend more on public education, it’s unclear where the money will come from.
UPDATED: The justices will hold a hearing Oct. 18 regarding the proposed ConAm on the Nov. 6 ballot to raise property taxes for public education.
UPDATED: The Board of Education approved the department’s proposal to make bullying a Class A offense — among several revisions to its student misconduct code.
Teachers have a half-million dollars of their own to support the proposal, while unions organize opposition to a constitutional convention.
They seek a ruling before the Nov. 6 vote on a constitutional amendment that would authorize the state to collect property taxes.
The proposed constitutional amendment is already one of the most contentious issues to go before voters in the 2018 election.