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Hawaii DOE Wants To Classify Bullying At Highest Offense Level Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii DOE Wants To Classify Bullying At Highest Offense Level

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.

Chamber Of Commerce Pours $600K Into Fighting School-Funding Measure Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chamber Of Commerce Pours $600K Into Fighting School-Funding Measure

Teachers have a half-million dollars of their own to support the proposal, while unions organize opposition to a constitutional convention.

Counties Ask Supreme Court To Invalidate Ballot Measure For School Funds Suevon Lee/Civil Beat

Counties Ask Supreme Court To Invalidate Ballot Measure For School Funds

They seek a ruling before the Nov. 6 vote on a constitutional amendment that would authorize the state to collect property taxes.

This Ballot Measure Is Sparking Intense Debate Over Hawaii’s Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This Ballot Measure Is Sparking Intense Debate Over Hawaii’s Schools

The proposed constitutional amendment is already one of the most contentious issues to go before voters in the 2018 election.

DOE Proposes Increases For Executive-Level Salaries Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOE Proposes Increases For Executive-Level Salaries

The proposed raises would be at slightly lower percentages than DOE employees represented by unions.

Department Of Education Settles Bullying Lawsuit for $10,000

Department Of Education Settles Bullying Lawsuit for $10,000

The July agreement pertains to a claim that school officials failed to address anti-gay slurs directed at two Big Island students.

Federal Money Is Running Out For Charter Schools’ Pre-K Programs Courtesy of Carolann Larson

Federal Money Is Running Out For Charter Schools’ Pre-K Programs

The Legislature will be asked to replace money from an expiring federal grant that helped establish 18 pre-K charter classrooms.

Judge: Property Tax Measure For Schools Can Stay On Ballot Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge: Property Tax Measure For Schools Can Stay On Ballot

UPDATED: All four Hawaii counties had challenged the wording of a constitutional amendment authorizing the state to tax investment property to help fund education.

Board of Education To Wait On Approving New Student Discipline Code Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Board of Education To Wait On Approving New Student Discipline Code

Board members want state education officials to clarify some points in the code governing student misconduct and discipline.

Hawaii DOE Looks To Strengthen Its Student Discipline Code Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii DOE Looks To Strengthen Its Student Discipline Code

The state was told in January its administrative law does not comply with federal anti-discrimination regulations.

Supreme Court Dismisses Challenge To Romy Cachola’s Primary Win Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Supreme Court Dismisses Challenge To Romy Cachola’s Primary Win

The ruling, however, said the allegations “may warrant further investigation” by state agencies.

Hawaii Turns To Military In Search For More Teachers Anthony Quintano

Hawaii Turns To Military In Search For More Teachers

The state received a $600,000 grant to help recruit current and former service members for new careers in island classrooms.