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Veteran Education Administrator Is Nominated To Be Interim DOE Superintendent Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Veteran Education Administrator Is Nominated To Be Interim DOE Superintendent

If approved by the Board of Education as expected, Waipahu High School principal Keith Hayashi will step into the role after Christina Kishimoto steps down at the end of July.

Summer School Offers Kids A ‘Last Chance’ To Catch Up Before New School Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Summer School Offers Kids A ‘Last Chance’ To Catch Up Before New School Year

Federal relief money enabled Hawaii to offer summer school for free this year to help students overcome pandemic-related setbacks.

Incoming Hawaii Teachers Union Chief Offers Changes In Style Not Substance Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Incoming Hawaii Teachers Union Chief Offers Changes In Style Not Substance

HSTA Vice President Osa Tui Jr., registrar at McKinley High, will take the helm of the union in July.

How One Hawaii Foundation Is Helping Build A Local Tutor Pipeline For Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

How One Hawaii Foundation Is Helping Build A Local Tutor Pipeline For Schools

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.

Many Hawaii High Schools Plan In-Person Graduation Ceremonies Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Many Hawaii High Schools Plan In-Person Graduation Ceremonies

Schools’ graduation plans this month reflect an easing of in-person restrictions compared with last May during the onset of the pandemic.

Head Of Hawaii’s Teachers’ Union Is Vying To Be Interim Superintendent Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Head Of Hawaii’s Teachers’ Union Is Vying To Be Interim Superintendent

The application window for an interim deputy superintendent role officially closes Friday at 11:59 pm.

Hawaii Legislators Dole Out COVID-19 Relief Funds To Improve Public Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Legislators Dole Out COVID-19 Relief Funds To Improve Public Schools

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.

Who Should Lead Hawaii Schools? State Lawmakers Have Some Ideas Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Who Should Lead Hawaii Schools? State Lawmakers Have Some Ideas

A bill passed this week would establish new minimum qualifications for the school superintendent, drawing criticism of legislative overreach.