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School Funds, Special Education Programs Face Cuts In DOE Budget Proposal Cory Lum/Civil Beat

School Funds, Special Education Programs Face Cuts In DOE Budget Proposal

Hawaii State Teachers Association warns that proposed cuts could mean a loss of 1,000 teacher positions.

Hawaii Public Schools Keep Losing Students Amid Coronavirus Concerns Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Public Schools Keep Losing Students Amid Coronavirus Concerns

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.

Denby Fawcett: Parents Fear This Hawaii School Is Bringing Kids Back To Classroom Too Soon Courtesy: Hawaii Department of Education

Denby Fawcett: Parents Fear This Hawaii School Is Bringing Kids Back To Classroom Too Soon

Should parents be forced to send their children back to school even when they feel it is unsafe? At least one Hawaii public school is saying yes.

Hawaii Principals Find Communal Space: ‘We Need Each Other’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Principals Find Communal Space: ‘We Need Each Other’

Principals on the mainland have adopted their framework for a weekly online discussion stemming from the pandemic.

DOE Chief: $100M Budget Reduction Could Be ‘Decimating’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOE Chief: $100M Budget Reduction Could Be ‘Decimating’

School leaders are preparing contingency plans due to huge funding shortfalls brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hawaii DOE Optimistic Students Will Return To Class In January Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii DOE Optimistic Students Will Return To Class In January

In a briefing with legislators, school leaders said they were also encouraged by the low rate of teacher vacancies during the pandemic.

Hawaii Teachers React To How Biden Presidency Might Reshape Education Policy Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Hawaii Teachers React To How Biden Presidency Might Reshape Education Policy

Improved civil rights protections for students, a renewed national focus on schools and the next secretary of education are top of mind.

DOE Report: Acellus Online Curriculum Violated Religion, Discrimination Policies Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOE Report: Acellus Online Curriculum Violated Religion, Discrimination Policies

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.”

The Kids Are Alright: 2020 Through The Eyes Of Hawaii’s Teenagers

The Kids Are Alright: 2020 Through The Eyes Of Hawaii’s Teenagers

Audio diaries from nine Oahu teenagers reveal how Generation Z was uniquely prepared to weather disruptions from the pandemic.

December 2010

Thursday, December 30

What Brain Drain?

Stories From the Education Beat – 2010 Recycled

Thursday, December 23

High Performing Schools Should Be Cloned – Not Closed

Wednesday, December 22

Pell Grants Safe For Now, But Future Uncertain

Hawaii Students Score Worst on Army Entrance Exam

Friday, December 17

On The Chopping Block: School Meals Or Programs

Wednesday, December 15

UH Prof Punished for Profanity

Tuesday, December 14

Hawaii Students Not College-Ready, But They’re Not Alone

School Closure: ‘It Ain’t Just Money’

Wednesday, December 8

The Power of Media: Engaged Students

Tuesday, December 7

Band or Football for Homeschoolers? Not in Hawaii

Friday, December 3

Lame Duck Ed Board Re-Elects Toguchi As Chair

November 2010

Tuesday, November 30

New Ed Board Takes Office — Briefly

Saturday, November 20

Ed Board Vote On School Meals Flouts Legislature

Shutting Schools: Half-Empty & Well-Funded, With Poor Test Scores

Shutting Schools: Changing the Rules to Turn Off the Lights

Shutting Schools: Closing a Few to Keep the Rest Healthy

Thursday, November 18

Sen. Tokuda On What’s In The Education Pipeline

Wednesday, November 17

We’ll Be Watching New Education Reform Website

Friday, November 12

Guts, Teamwork & Best Practices Turned School Around

Restructuring Becoming A Model For Hawaii Schools

Thursday, November 4

Opposition to Appointed BOE Grew in Final Days

School Safety

Teachers, Peers Key To Preventing Bullying

Monday, November 1

The Last Word: Garrett Toguchi on Why Voters Should Reject Appointed Ed Board

October 2010

Sunday, October 31

The Last Word: Randy Baldemor on Why Voters Should Choose Appointed Ed Board

Friday, October 29

Fight to Curb School Bullies Falls Short

Thursday, October 28

Voters Elect Ed Board Members for the Last Time

Elected Board Of Education Gets Permanent Furlough

Wednesday, October 27

A Surprising Conversation with Teachers Union President

Tuesday, October 26

Teachers Union Gears Up Opposition To Amendment

Monday, October 25

Hawaii’s Children First Raises Another $300K

Meet The Leeward BOE Candidates

Thursday, October 21

Money Behind The Movement For An Appointed Ed Board

Wednesday, October 20

Unions: Education’s Kryptonite?

The Forgotten Board Of Education Race

Friday, October 15

Lowest Paid in the Hawaii Department of Education

Highest Paid in the Hawaii Department of Education

Education: Where the Boys Aren’t

Wednesday, October 13

New Tools to Combat Apathy About Public Education

Monday, October 11

Principal: Is “Superman” The Conversation We Need?

Tuesday, October 5

True Education Reform Will Require Going Beyond Changing Ed Board

Monday, October 4

More Childhood Poverty Means More Education Challenges

Sunday, October 3

Online Testing — Part 7: Higher Tech, Lower Cost

Online Testing — Part 6: Higher Achievement Standards

Online Testing — Part 5: More Accurate Results

Online Testing — Part 4: Test Will Be Tailored to Each Student’s Academic Abilities

Online Testing — Part 3: Immediate Results

Online Testing — Part 2: More Chances, Flexibility

Online Testing — Part 1: A New Era for Hawaii Student Assessment

Saturday, October 2

Waiting for Waiting for ‘Superman’

Discussion: Hawaii Student Assessment

HSTA to Teachers: “NO”

September 2010

Thursday, September 30

Read Up on Hawaii’s Ed Board Amendment

Hawaii Gets $11M To Turn Around School Turnarounds

Wednesday, September 29

Civil Beat Shares Department of Education Salaries

Friday, September 24

UH Enrollment At An All-Time High

Tuesday, September 21

Why Is A Blank Vote A “No” Vote?

Friday, September 17

Decision Time: Appointed Vs. Elected Ed Board

Thursday, September 16

Apathy In Board Of Ed Elections

Tuesday, September 14

Mystery Surrounding Superintendent Hire

Board Of Ed Hires Matayoshi As New Superintendent

Monday, September 13

FACT CHECK — Schatz: I Led Key Education Reforms

Saturday, September 11

Hawaii Holds First Higher Education Summit

$36 Million Broadband Upgrade For UH, Public Schools And Libraries

Saturday, September 4

Lt. Gov. Prospects to Talk Education at UH

Thursday, September 2

States Developing Test For National Standards

Education and the Right to Choose

The Impact Of Private Schools On Public Education

August 2010

Monday, August 30

Hawaii Test Standards Compared

Sunday, August 29

Can Hawaii Student Test Scores Be Trusted?

Tuesday, August 24

Hawaii Wins $75M in Race To The Top. Now What?

Forum Shows Diversity of Ed Board Candidates

Friday, August 20

Discussion: University of Hawaii

For West Oahu, A UH Campus At Last

Saturday, August 14

What Happens To Schools Undergoing Restructuring?

Thursday, August 12

Charter Schools Score Best and Worst On State Test

Before Heading to Harvard, Former Student Ed Board Member Talks About How to Improve Schools

Wednesday, August 11

Former Student Member of Education Board ‘Can’t Sugarcoat Toguchi’s Horrible Leadership’

Education and the Elections

Tuesday, August 10

Race To The Top Team Focused On Future, Not Past

Promises, Promises — But Can The DOE Make Good?

Discussion: Education Reform

What Hawaii Says It’ll Do To Win Race To The Top

Thursday, August 5

Discussion: Board of Education Election 2010

Grassroots Campaigning For The Board of Education

Wednesday, August 4

Gov. Candidates On Their Favorite Teachers

Gov. Candidates Education Ideas That Have Changed

July 2010

Friday, July 30

Who Are The Board Of Education Candidates?

Gov. Candidates On Their Involvement in Education

DOE Rolling Out New System to Track Students

Thursday, July 29

What Happens to Vacated Board of Education Seat?

Gov. Candidates On Higher Education

Job Market Still Grim for Hawaii College Grads

Gov. Candidates On Education Accountability

Wednesday, July 28

Gov. Candidates On Performance Pay and Contracts

Hawaii a Finalist in Race to the Top Round Two

Tuesday, July 27

Gov. Candidates On Appointed Education Board

Gov. Candidates on Today’s Biggest Education Issues

Saturday, July 24

Show Us the Data. Is That Too Much to Ask?

Friday, July 23

Who Is the Elected Board of Education?

Education Links for Friday, July 23

Discussion: UH Limits on Nonresident Students

UH Sees Dollars in Foreign and Mainland Students

Thursday, July 22

Education Links for Thursday, July 22

Wednesday, July 21

Education Links for Wednesday, July 21

Tuesday, July 20

Administrator Vague About Teacher Incentives

Incentives for Hard-to-Staff Schools May End

Education Links for Tuesday, July 20

Monday, July 19

Education Links for Monday, July 19

Sunday, July 18

Elected Ed Board Member Supports Appointed Board

Friday, July 16

Education Links for Friday, July 16

UPDATE: BOE Chairman Fired Executive Director

Football Victories to Determine UH Debt Payments

One-Third of Hawaii’s Schools Need Restructuring

Hawaii Test Scores Rise For 4th Straight Year

Thursday, July 15

Discussion: Hawaii Student Test Scores

Are Student Test Scores Overrated?

UH Manoa Athletic Department: What $10 Million?

Wednesday, July 14

Education Links for Wednesday, July 14

Committee Approves New Graduation Requirements

UH Student Groups Balk at Proposed Athletic Fee

Tuesday, July 13

Education Links for Tuesday, July 13

Monday, July 12

Education Links for Monday, July 12

Saturday, July 10

Former HSTA Director: Furloughs Should Have Been on Paid Holidays Rather Than Fridays

Friday, July 9

Education Links for Friday, July 9

Thursday, July 8

Education Links for Thursday, July 8

Wednesday, July 7

Education Links for Wednesday, July 7

Civil Unions: Photos of A Day of Drama

Lingle Vetoes Process for Appointing Ed Board

Tuesday, July 6

Gov. Vetoes Salary Increase for Superintendent

Education Links for Tuesday, July 6

Saturday, July 3

Furlough Fridays in the Rearview

Friday, July 2

Education Links for Friday, July 2

Aiona Wants Independent Audit of Ed Department

Thursday, July 1

Education Links for Thursday, July 1

Aiona To Hold News Conference On Education

June 2010

Wednesday, June 30

Education Links for Wednesday, June 30

Gov. Lingle Ends Junior Kindergartens

Tuesday, June 29

Education Links for Tuesday, June 29

Ed Board ‘Lessens’ Special Ed Cuts, Shares $15M Cut With Other Programs

Monday, June 28

Update: Education Department Rejects Information Request, Won’t Say How Many Teachers Fired

Education Links for Monday, June 28

Friday, June 25

Principals Without Power

Discussion: Education Accountability

Education Links for Friday, June 25

Thursday, June 24

Longer Class Periods Maximize Instruction Time, Shorten School Day

Education Links for Thursday, June 24

Wednesday, June 23

Education Links for Wednesday, June 23

Tuesday, June 22

Education Links for Tuesday, June 22

Gov. May Veto Pay Hikes For Superintendents

Gov. May Veto Process For Appointing Ed Board

Monday, June 21

Education Links for Monday, June 21

Friday, June 18

Education Links for Friday, June 18

Why Is Performance Pay For Teachers Not On Table?

Discussion: Education Funding

Hawaii Schools Can’t Count On New Federal Help

Taking A Look At Teacher Turnover

Thursday, June 17

Education Links — June 17

Wednesday, June 16

Education In The News — June 16

UPDATE: Longer School Year For Hawaii On The Books

Tuesday, June 15

Teaching “Not Right Profession To Be In To Get Rich”

Will Hawaii Have Enough Teachers?

Discussion: Teacher Compensation

Hawaii Doesn’t Keep Data On Teacher Benefits

Education In The News — June 15

Pay Teachers More, Improve Education?

Monday, June 14

The Ticker: Money Stories From Around the Web for Monday, June 14

Education In The News — June 14

Friday, June 11

Education In The News — June 11

Thursday, June 10

BOE: Report Gets Hawaii’s Graduation Rate Wrong

Education In The News — June 10

A Union President Says Tax Hikes Could Save Teacher Jobs

Tuesday, June 8

Discussion: National Curriculum Standards

Why National Standards Won’t Change Hawaii Schools

How Georgia Turned School Furloughs Into A Boon

Education In The News — June 8

Monday, June 7

Education In the News — June 7

Department of Education Says It Doesn’t Have Contract With Teachers

Friday, June 4

Discussion: University Of Hawaii Athletic Department

UH Athletics Outpaces WAC, But Still Finds Itself In $10 Million Hole

Education In the News — June 4

Thursday, June 3

Summer Enrollment Up At U.S. Colleges, Down At UH

Discussion: Higher Education

Budget Cuts Not Affecting Summer School For Kids

A Debt Crisis — For College Grads

Wednesday, June 2

Education In The News — June 2

Tuesday, June 1

Education In the News — June 1

May 2010

Saturday, May 29

GED May Give Hawaii Dropouts False Hope

Friday, May 28

Education In The News — May 28

UPDATE: Hawaii Increases Cap On Number Of Charter Schools

Thursday, May 27

Education in The News May 27

No Proof That New Advanced Diplomas Will Work

Wednesday, May 26

Back-patting Leaders Miss The Point

Education In The News May 26

UPDATE: How They Ended Furlough Fridays With No Compromise

UPDATE: Gov. Lingle: Furlough Fridays Are Over

Tuesday, May 25

UPDATE: Gov. Lingle To Speak On Attempts To End Furlough Fridays

UPDATE: Education In The News May 25

Kaiser: Ready To Be World Citizens

Nanakuli: The Ambitious Class

Lessons From Two Hawaii High School Graduations

Friday, May 21

UPDATE: Education In The News May 21

Thursday, May 20

UPDATE: Education In The News May 20

UPDATE: U.S. Education Chief Calls For Teacher Bailout

Wednesday, May 19

UPDATE: Education In The News May 19

Tuesday, May 18

Tax-Exempt Bonds Getting Little Use By Private Schools

UPDATE: College Education Overrated?

UPDATE: Education In the News May 18

Monday, May 17

UPDATE: Education In The News May 17

Saturday, May 15

Six Years Later, Principals Still Don’t Have Performance Contracts

Friday, May 14

UPDATE: Education In the News May 14

Appointed Ed Board Proposal Will Complicate Elections

Imagine There Were No Furlough Fridays

Thursday, May 13

UPDATE: GED No Better Than Dropping Out, Study Shows

UPDATE: Education In The News May 13

UPDATE: Property Taxes And Local Culture

Wednesday, May 12

UPDATE: Strong Support For Appointed Education Board Last Winter

UPDATE: Education In The News

Discussion: Elected Vs. Appointed Board Of Education

UPDATE: GOP Lt. Gov. Candidate: Democrats Caving To Teachers Unions

No Data Supporting Appointed Ed Board Over Elected

Monday, May 10

UPDATE: Five Public Schools Going Solar

Friday, May 7

UPDATE: Read Teachers Union Contract On Civil Beat

UPDATE: Confusion Over Impact Of November Election On Appointed Ed Board

Message to Kids: Don’t do what we do. Or what we say.

Thursday, May 6

Feds: Union Wrong, Teachers Can Work Legally For Free

Discussion: Furlough Fridays

UPDATE: Tax-Exempt Bonds Help Private Schools Make Campus Improvements

Wednesday, May 5

UPDATE: Are Our Attempts at Education Reform the Right Approach?

Tuesday, May 4

UPDATE: High School Students Commit to Pursuing New Advanced Diploma

UPDATE: Vast Majority of Local School Boards in U.S. Elected

Monday, May 3

UPDATE: College Students Helping Make the Most of Furlough Fridays

UPDATE: Education Forum Tonight

Discussion: Education

Sunday, May 2

Arguments Against Elected Board Of Education Sound Familiar