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Military Family Struggles To Find School Routine That Works Courtesy of Misha Ross

Military Family Struggles To Find School Routine That Works

Distractions while learning from home have made it hard for the kids to stay focused to online classes.

More Hawaii Parents Are Pulling Their Kids From DOE To Home School Cory Lum/Civil Beat

More Hawaii Parents Are Pulling Their Kids From DOE To Home School

The increase in the first three months of the current school year is a likely sign of the way COVID-19 has impacted school enrollment.

DOE Officials Have Spent $38M On Devices For Students Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOE Officials Have Spent $38M On Devices For Students

Hawaii school officials have purchased 49,000 computers for students but 23,000 have yet to be delivered.

DOH Releases New Guidance For Reopening Schools Hawaii Department of Health

DOH Releases New Guidance For Reopening Schools

The updated metrics come a month after initial guidelines were first issued. Those were met by pushback from the teachers union.

Hawaii Board Of Education Votes To End Controversial Distance Learning Program Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Board Of Education Votes To End Controversial Distance Learning Program

The vote was largely expected after the Department of Education conducted a more thorough review of the Acellus Learning Accelerator.

Hawaii Ed Board Chair Expects Acellus To ‘Drop Dead’ By End Of School Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Ed Board Chair Expects Acellus To ‘Drop Dead’ By End Of School Year

The online curriculum, which some principals have rejected for racist content, is likely on its way out.

DOE Schools Could See Updated Health Guidance Next Week Eleni Avendaño/Civil Beat

DOE Schools Could See Updated Health Guidance Next Week

The possibility comes as almost all 257 DOE schools continue in an all-distance learning format.

Hawaii DOE Has Struggled To Cope With The Pandemic. Can It Do Better? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii DOE Has Struggled To Cope With The Pandemic. Can It Do Better?

As the district debates reopening metrics and reels from a problematic online education platform, parents are left to pick up the slack so students can continue learning.

Hip-Hop And Hindi Fill This Second Grader’s Distance Learning Days Courtesy of Andrea Malji

Hip-Hop And Hindi Fill This Second Grader’s Distance Learning Days

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced parents to figure out how to turn their homes into classrooms.