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Bill To Expand Preschool Access Clears Key House Committees Suevon Lee/Civil Beat

Bill To Expand Preschool Access Clears Key House Committees

The measure to give Hawaii’s families more affordable preschool and childcare options is now primed for a full House vote.

Hawaiian Language Makes A Comeback In Hana’s Schools — And Homes April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Hawaiian Language Makes A Comeback In Hana’s Schools — And Homes

The establishment of a popular Hawaiian immersion program several years ago has had an impact on the broader community, says the Hana High & Elementary principal.

Building A Hawaiian Language Curriculum Classroom By Classroom April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Building A Hawaiian Language Curriculum Classroom By Classroom

As Hawaiian immersion programs soar in popularity, the lack of a common curriculum remains a big challenge.

Hawaii DOE’s Next 10-Year Vision Will Have To Wait Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii DOE’s Next 10-Year Vision Will Have To Wait

The Board of Education deferred voting on approval of the plan, saying it warrants more scrutiny and discussion.

Charter Commission Director Steps Down For New DOE Role Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Charter Commission Director Steps Down For New DOE Role

Sione Thompson was nominated to be the next complex area superintendent for Nanakuli-Waianae.

Why Hawaii Isn’t Competitive In Recruiting Teachers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Hawaii Isn’t Competitive In Recruiting Teachers

A recent study found Hawaii teacher salaries don’t go as far when compared to other school districts in high-price areas.

Plan For Dramatic Expansion Of Hawaii Pre-K Programs Still Lacks Details Suevon Lee

Plan For Dramatic Expansion Of Hawaii Pre-K Programs Still Lacks Details

A proposal by Gov. David Ige and legislative leaders sets a goal of providing childcare or preschool options for all 3- and 4-year-olds in Hawaii by 2030.

 

Hawaii Looks To The Philippines For Its Newest Teacher Recruits Getty Images

Hawaii Looks To The Philippines For Its Newest Teacher Recruits

In an effort to plug the teacher shortage, the Hawaii Department of Education sent two officials to Manila on its first-ever international recruiting effort.

Saiki Proposes Tax Funding Measure To Raise Teacher Pay Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Saiki Proposes Tax Funding Measure To Raise Teacher Pay

Under the House Speaker’s plan, voters could approve a constitutional amendment giving the Hawaii Board of Education power to increase property taxes.