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Auditor: DOE Should Be Releasing More Info About COVID-19 In Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Auditor: DOE Should Be Releasing More Info About COVID-19 In Schools

The State Auditor also criticized Department of Education officials for not cooperating with its investigation.

Hawaii Extends Distance Learning For Public Schools Until October April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Hawaii Extends Distance Learning For Public Schools Until October

The original plan was to have students learn remotely for the first four weeks of the school year.

Hawaii Schools Dump Distance Learning Program Over ‘Racist’ Content Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Schools Dump Distance Learning Program Over ‘Racist’ Content

The Department of Education approved Acellus Learning Accelerator as an option for students learning remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

DOE: 14 New School-Based COVID-19 Cases In Past Week Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOE: 14 New School-Based COVID-19 Cases In Past Week

The department plans to update the numbers every Friday afternoon.

New COVID-19 Response Team Will Help Schools Deal With Positive Cases Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New COVID-19 Response Team Will Help Schools Deal With Positive Cases

State education officials have been increasingly criticized for not releasing information when positive cases occur.

Hawaii Principals Are Left To Trust Their ‘Gut’ On How To Reopen Schools PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Principals Are Left To Trust Their ‘Gut’ On How To Reopen Schools

The responsibility has fallen to local administrators as the Department of Education continues to wait on COVID-19 guidance from the Department of Health.

DOE Struggles To Get Students The Technology They Need For Online Learning Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOE Struggles To Get Students The Technology They Need For Online Learning

The department is spending millions of dollars on laptops and mobile hotspots for low-income families but some devices have yet to arrive.

Parents Navigate Difficult Choices Around Schools’ Reopening Plans Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Parents Navigate Difficult Choices Around Schools’ Reopening Plans

Though most DOE public schools will be online-only for the first four weeks, hybrid models initially presented tough choices for parents.

Teachers Union, DOE Bicker Over Back-To-School Plans Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Teachers Union, DOE Bicker Over Back-To-School Plans

Union officials say many schools are telling teachers to come back to campus Monday but department administrators insist it’s just for short online training for students.