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DOE Doesn’t Expect Schools To Fully Reopen Until Next Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

DOE Doesn’t Expect Schools To Fully Reopen Until Next Year

The latest reopening plan for public schools was unveiled after education officials struck a new agreement with the teachers’ union.

How One Private School Is Trying To Help Public Schools Catch Up Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

How One Private School Is Trying To Help Public Schools Catch Up

Hanahauoli School, a private elementary school, said its tuition-free virtual summer school for DOE kids is made possible by a donation from a local family.

From The Philippines To Lanai: State Hopes New Teaching Recruits Will Fill A Gap Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

From The Philippines To Lanai: State Hopes New Teaching Recruits Will Fill A Gap

Three Filipina teachers are working on one of Hawaii’s smallest inhabited islands, while a fourth is on Oahu after a journey interrupted by COVID-19.

Hawaii Schools Superintendent To Step Down After Her Contract Expires In July Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Hawaii Schools Superintendent To Step Down After Her Contract Expires In July

Christina Kishimoto faced intense criticism from the teachers’ union and principals over what they said was a failure to present a clear strategy for dealing with the pandemic.

Board of Ed Defers Debate On Superintendent Contract Renewal Screenshot

Board of Ed Defers Debate On Superintendent Contract Renewal

Christina Kishimoto has called criticism of her leadership style “a distraction,” saying she needs to focus on more important issues.

Hawaii Aims To Reopen Elementary Schools After Spring Break Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Aims To Reopen Elementary Schools After Spring Break

The guidance comes after several behind-the-scenes meetings involving the Department of Education and other state leaders.

Hawaii Preschools See Declines In Enrollment And Available Seats Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Preschools See Declines In Enrollment And Available Seats

Private pre-kindergarten programs have lost $7 million in tuition as fewer families send children to school, according to the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools.

Hawaii Gives Green Light To Limited In-Person Graduation Ceremonies Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Hawaii Gives Green Light To Limited In-Person Graduation Ceremonies

The ceremonies must be held outdoors or in a place with “adequate ventilation” and adhere to other strict COVID-19 safety protocols.

This Private School Will Soon Begin Doing COVID-19 Tests On Campus Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This Private School Will Soon Begin Doing COVID-19 Tests On Campus

Iolani School’s high teacher vaccination rate and plans to soon offer free coronavirus testing to students set it apart from public schools.