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Lawsuit: Special Ed Students Need Extra Help When Schools Reopen April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Lawsuit: Special Ed Students Need Extra Help When Schools Reopen

A potential class action suit proposes that the Hawaii DOE set parameters to assess the needs of Hawaii’s special education students during the school closures.

Need Child Care If You Still Have To Work? These Centers Are Open Suevon Lee/Civil Beat

Need Child Care If You Still Have To Work? These Centers Are Open

Space is limited and will be reserved for children of essential workers.

Hawaii Public Schools Unlikely To Open Again This School Year Ethan Porter

Hawaii Public Schools Unlikely To Open Again This School Year

State education officials want to see a lengthy period without any new coronavirus cases reported before they’ll feel comfortable bringing kids and teachers back together.

Educators Worry About Kids With No Computers As Online Classes Start Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Educators Worry About Kids With No Computers As Online Classes Start

The Department of Education doesn’t track how many students lack computers and internet access, but they tend to be low income and in rural areas.

Board of Ed Waives High School Graduation Requirements Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Board of Ed Waives High School Graduation Requirements

Seniors in good standing through the third quarter will receive a high school diploma.

Churches Are Going Online To Keep The Faithful Connected Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Churches Are Going Online To Keep The Faithful Connected

Pre-recorded sermons sent via YouTube, Sunday service on Facebook Live and congregations united on Zoom are some of the ways churches are adapting.

Hawaii Schools Want To Keep Kids Engaged Until School Resumes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Schools Want To Keep Kids Engaged Until School Resumes

The solution is a patchwork of instructional packets and virtual lesson planning as no end appears in sight for the coronavirus timeline.

Hawaii Coronavirus Cases Now At 175 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Coronavirus Cases Now At 175

UPDATED: The state reported 24 new cases since Saturday. About 8,100 tests have been conducted to date.

DOE Will Increase Meals To Meet High Demand Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOE Will Increase Meals To Meet High Demand

DOE officials acknowledge meal shortages at some sites. New sites will help alleviate that, they said.