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Hawaii Teachers Think Your Kids Are Taking Way Too Many Tests Flickr: Alberto G.

Hawaii Teachers Think Your Kids Are Taking Way Too Many Tests

The state Senate is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a teachers’ union-backed bill that would cap mandatory tests for students at four per year.

Ige’s Pick To Lead School Board Has An Unusual Background: Education Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Ige’s Pick To Lead School Board Has An Unusual Background: Education

Catherine Payne wants the Hawaii Board of Education more involved in setting policy and more visible to the public.

Bill Calls For Hawaii To Protect Students Who Allege Harassment Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill Calls For Hawaii To Protect Students Who Allege Harassment

The measure would establish a state corollary to the federal Title IX law prohibiting gender discrimination.

Hawaii Students Organize Several ‘March For Our Lives’ Rallies Gloria Borland

Hawaii Students Organize Several ‘March For Our Lives’ Rallies

A series of events around Hawaii on Saturday will showcase youth-led organizing for anti-gun violence.

The NRA Is Giving Hawaii Schools A Lot Of Money Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The NRA Is Giving Hawaii Schools A Lot Of Money

Most of the National Rifle Association dollars flowing to schools throughout the country pay for competitive shooting programs.

DOE Official Slapped With Ethics Fine Is Reassigned

DOE Official Slapped With Ethics Fine Is Reassigned

Suzanne Mulcahy, who was an assistant superintendent on the central leadership team, was shifted to an interim principal position.

Hawaii Students Join Walkouts In Wake Of School Shootings Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Students Join Walkouts In Wake Of School Shootings

On campuses across the islands, youths gather to honor the victims of the Florida massacre and call for action on gun control.

ACLU Says State Has No Plan To Address Gender Equity Issues Cory Lum/Civil Beat

ACLU Says State Has No Plan To Address Gender Equity Issues

The organization said it was “disappointed” by the Department of Education’s response to its Title IX demand letter.

Students Find Their Voice In Preparing For Wednesday Walkouts Suevon Lee/Civil Beat

Students Find Their Voice In Preparing For Wednesday Walkouts

Hawaii youths will join others around the country to honor the Florida shooting victims and demand changes in gun laws.

Feds Say Hawaii Falls Short In Dealing With School Bullying Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Feds Say Hawaii Falls Short In Dealing With School Bullying

The Hawaii Department of Education says improvements have already been made, but the federal findings are bleak.

Hawaii Schools Chief: Threats Against Schools ‘Aren’t Taken Lightly’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Schools Chief: Threats Against Schools ‘Aren’t Taken Lightly’

Honolulu police say there have been more than a dozen social media posts since January threatening violence at Oahu schools.

‘We Are So Far Behind’: Hawaii Legislators Look To Make Schools Safer Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘We Are So Far Behind’: Hawaii Legislators Look To Make Schools Safer

After another gun-related massacre on an American campus, lawmakers consider requiring interior door locks and intercom systems.