Hawaii State Teachers Association warns that proposed cuts could mean a loss of 1,000 teacher positions.
Latest figures show Hawaii’s public schools lost 1,023 more students in the first quarter as overall enrollment plunged nearly 3% compared with last year.
Principals on the mainland have adopted their framework for a weekly online discussion stemming from the pandemic.
School leaders are preparing contingency plans due to huge funding shortfalls brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a briefing with legislators, school leaders said they were also encouraged by the low rate of teacher vacancies during the pandemic.
Improved civil rights protections for students, a renewed national focus on schools and the next secretary of education are top of mind.
The Hawaii Department of Education’s internal review of the remote learning tool found the inappropriate content in lessons to be “severe, pervasive and persistent.”
Evolving COVID-19 guidelines and a patchwork plan among public and private schools leaves the state without a cohesive strategy.
School leaders said they were temporarily closing the campus to employees and students out of an abundance of caution.