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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 2012

Tuesday, December 25

Hawaii Teacher: To Care or Not To Care?

Sunday, December 23

Hawaii Teacher: Children Are Left Behind With Elephants In The Room

Saturday, December 22

Can Hawaii Kindergarteners Flunk Their Teachers?

Monday, December 17

Hawaii Teacher: On Board The Battlestar Scholastica

Wednesday, December 12

A Commitment to Improving School Bus Transportation

Hawaii Teacher Evaluation Concerns Keep State, Union From Agreement

Tuesday, December 11

Hawaii Teacher: Furloughs of Christmases Past (and Present)

Sunday, December 9

Hawaii Teacher: Work To Rule Protests Highlight An Impossible Situation

Saturday, December 8

FBI Drops Investigation of Hawaii School Bus Company Collusion

Thursday, December 6

Hawaii Lawmakers: How Much Will School Bus Overhaul Cost Us?

Wednesday, December 5

Board Members Want More Answers From Consultant’s Bus Study

Sunday, December 2

Hawaii Teacher: Fighting For The Integrity Of The Human Mind

Saturday, December 1

Hawaii Picked School Bus Consultant for Experience, Not What It Charged

November 2012

Thursday, November 29

Hawaii Ethics Commission: Charter School Workers Are State Employees

Saturday, November 24

Hawaii Ethics Commission Sets Sights On Charter School Employee

Wednesday, November 21

I Teach At Walmart

Tuesday, November 20

Taken For A Ride: Hawaii School Bus Study Pau, But DOE Not Making It Public

Friday, November 16

Hawaii Teachers Can’t Strike, But They Can Do Only The Minimum

Monday, November 12

Hawaii Teachers Union Ramps Up Protests Amid Contract Stalemate

Saturday, November 3

Teachers Union Launches Website for New Contract

October 2012

Saturday, October 27

Study: HSTA Strongest Teachers Union in America

Wednesday, October 24

Only Schools With Military Kids Benefit From AP Booster Program

Board Chair: Schools’ Brick-And-Mortar Projects ‘Woefully’ Underfunded

Saturday, October 20

Hawaii Supreme Court: Labor Board Must Explain Delay in HSTA Case

Thursday, October 18

Taken For A Ride: We Finally Have The Answer, Hawaii Dept of Ed Says

Wednesday, October 17

Board Sends Education Budget to Governor

Tuesday, October 16

There’s No Excuse For Hawaii Ed Department’s Really Bad Management

Saturday, October 6

School Bullies: Hawaii DOE Programs Blasted At Federal Meeting

Friday, October 5

Federal Mediation Fails In Teacher Contract Dispute

Tuesday, October 2

It’s Your Money: Hawaii Schools Paying Double for Hot Dogs

September 2012

Wednesday, September 19

Hawaii Education Department Wants Budget Exemptions

Tuesday, September 18

School Bullies: Senator Wants More Systematic Approach to DOE Plan

Sunday, September 9

School Bullies: Hawaii Gay Kids Face High Risk Of Harassment

Wednesday, September 5

Taken for a Ride: School Board Wants Answers to Auditor’s Scathing Report

Saturday, September 1

Why Is Sustainability Important to You, Hawaii and APEC?

August 2012

Friday, August 31

Taken for a Ride: State Audit Slams School Bus Transportation Program

Friday, August 24

Education Advocates: Poll Shows Support for State-Funded Preschool

Tuesday, August 14

School Bullies: What Is Bullying? Ask A Kid

Tuesday, August 7

Survey: More High Schoolers Are Ducking Gym Class, Sports Teams

Wednesday, August 1

School Bullies: We Have No One To Blame But Ourselves

July 2012

Tuesday, July 31

School Bullies: A Little Philosophy For Children Can Go A Long Way

Sunday, July 29

Hawaii School Bus Cuts Mean Worse Traffic

Saturday, July 28

State Negotiator: HSTA Must Come Up With New Teacher Contract

Friday, July 27

School Bullies: Hawaii Still Struggling To Help Tormented Kids

Tuesday, July 24

New Hawaii Teacher Contract Nowhere in Sight

Friday, July 20

Aiea Mom: School Bus Cuts Are Putting My Kids’ Lives In Danger

Tuesday, July 17

More Hawaii Schools Meeting Federal Annual Progress Goals

Friday, July 13

Hawaii Teachers Union Looking at Legal Options Over Contract Dispute

Wednesday, July 4

Hawaii Rescues 29 School Bus Routes From Chopping Block

Tuesday, July 3

Off The Beat: School Bus Operators Get A Free Pass

June 2012

Saturday, June 30

Hawaii Cuts 103 School Bus Routes

School Superintendent Worked to Create Culture of Change

Thursday, June 21

Off The Beat: Transparency In School Bus Funding Is Only Fair

Wednesday, June 20

Closer — But School District Still Can’t Decide On School Bus Cuts

Thursday, June 7

Taken For A Ride: DOE Hoping Consultant Finds Answers to Bus Woes

Wednesday, June 6

Taken For A Ride: School Board Still Can’t Decide How To Cut Bus Costs

Monday, June 4

Turnout Fell When Hawaii Teachers Voted On Contract For Second Time

May 2012

Thursday, May 24

Off The Beat: Hawaii Teachers Deserve to Know Re-Vote Turnout

Wednesday, May 23

Teachers Approve January Contract in New Vote

Friday, May 18

Teachers’ Labor Board Case Nears End As Contract Vote Begins

Wednesday, May 16

Taken For A Ride: Bus Cuts Loom As Students Head For Summer Break

Thursday, May 10

HSTA President Okabe in Labor Board’s Hot Seat

Saturday, May 5

Unofficial Results: Okabe Wins HSTA Election

Hawaii Race to the Top: ‘Not Out of the Woods Yet’

Friday, May 4

What’s Behind HSTA’s Change of Heart?

Thursday, May 3

HSTA: Breakthrough in Stalled Negotiations

Wednesday, May 2

Taken For A Ride: No Bus Cuts for Elementary Kids?

April 2012

Monday, April 30

Taken For A Ride: Ed Board Considers How To Fill A $17M Hole

The Way Forward In Teacher Evaluation

Friday, April 27

Ethics Code Will Apply to Hawaii Charter Schools

Wednesday, April 25

Little Hana Makes Big Case for School Funding Review and Reform

Monday, April 23

Teacher Evaluations Don’t Make Sense For Every Hawaii School

Saturday, April 21

Three Hana High Seniors Win Prestigious Gates Scholarships

Friday, April 20

Taken For A Ride: Hawaii School Bus Cuts Imminent

Wednesday, April 18

Hawaii Ed Board Embraces ‘Opportunity’ to Pass Teacher Evaluations

Tuesday, April 10

House Kills Teacher Eval Bill, But Ed Board Policy Survives

A Look Back: Queen Liliuokalani School Is Turning 100

Saturday, April 7

Who Should Lead Hawaii’s Teachers Union?

Friday, April 6

Timing Is Everything: Hawaii Teacher Contract Talks Resume

Wednesday, April 4

Taken For A Ride: Will School Bus Cuts Lead to Higher Drop-Out Rates?

March 2012

Friday, March 30

Teacher Evaluations: Coming Soon To A School District Near You?

Thursday, March 29

Hawaii Charter School Overhaul Looks Likely

Sunday, March 25

Hawaii State Salaries 2012: Pay Per Pupil By School

Thursday, March 22

Taken for a Ride: Hawaii School Bus Program To Get Independent Review

Wednesday, March 21

UH Manoa Faculty: No Confidence in Vice Chancellor for Research

Saturday, March 10

Hawaii Education Blog — Accountability and Achievement — Mar. 12-18

Friday, March 9

Taken for a Ride: Hawaii Lawmakers Still Plan To Cut School Bus Funding

Hawaii State Salaries 2012: Pay Per Pupil By Complex Area

Thursday, March 8

Hawaii State Salaries 2012: Department of Education

Wednesday, March 7

Hawaii Ed Department Prepares for Federal Race to the Top Visit

What Makes A Good Teacher? A Student’s Perspective

Saturday, March 3

Hawaii Education Blog — Accountability and Achievement — Mar. 5-11

Taken for a Ride: State Learns A Lesson About Running School Buses

Friday, March 2

Taken for a Ride: State Launches Audit of Student Transportation Program

Learning Time in Hawaii: Quality Over Quantity

Thursday, March 1

Hawaii Grad Students Fight for Collective Bargaining Rights

February 2012

Tuesday, February 28

Bell Schedules Resonate With Hawaii Lawmakers

Saturday, February 25

Hawaii Education Blog — Accountability and Achievement — Feb. 27-Mar. 4

Thursday, February 23

Hawaii’s Perfect Storm of Charter School Controversies

Wednesday, February 22

Board of Ed: New Policies for Teacher Evaluations

Monday, February 20

In Hawaii, Teacher Evaluations Will Happen By Any Means Necessary

Smart Meters on Kauai Are a Public Health Hazard

Sunday, February 19

Hawaii Education Blog — Accountability and Achievement — Feb. 20-26

Wednesday, February 15

Parents Deserve Answers After Firing of Waimea Charter School Principal

National Experts: Charter School Employees Should Not Be State Employees

Tuesday, February 14

Sex Assault Case Raises Questions About DOE’s Protection of Students

Monday, February 13

Lingle: Ed Board Promised No Furloughs on School Days

Saturday, February 11

Hawaii Education Blog — Accountability and Achievement — Feb. 13-19

Hawaii Teachers Union To Return To Negotiations

Friday, February 10

Does a School Field Trip Count as Instructional Time in Hawaii?

Thursday, February 9

Hawaiian Language Students Getting Lost In Translation, Advocates Say

Wednesday, February 8

Ed Board Chair Defends Progress, Says Public Can Give Grade Next Month

Tuesday, February 7

Child Labor Is Wrong, But Apparently Not For Our School Children!

Monday, February 6

Taken for a Ride: 17,000 Students Could Be Without School Buses Next Year

Sunday, February 5

Hawaii Education Blog — Accountability and Achievement — Feb. 6-12

Friday, February 3

Hawaii Lawmakers Skeptical of Education Department Promises

Hawaii Lawmakers Push to Reform Gov Regent Picks

Wednesday, February 1

Labor Board Expedites Teachers Union Case

January 2012

Tuesday, January 31

Loophole for Collective Bargaining in Hawaii?

Saturday, January 28

Taken For a Ride: Lawmakers Disturbed By Lack Of Answers

Hawaii Education Blog — Accountability and Achievement — Jan. 30-Feb. 5

Thursday, January 26

Hawaii School System Like an Old House, Superintendent Says

Monday, January 23

Abercrombie: ‘Not A Single Thing We Did Not Do To Try To Accommodate Teachers’

Hawaii Gov Plans To Forge Ahead With ‘Race’ Goals

Hawaii Education Blog — Accountability and Achievement — Jan. 23-29

Saturday, January 21

Hawaii Gov Asks Teachers For Counter-Offer

Friday, January 20

LIVE STREAM — Abercrombie Press Conference on Rejected Contract

Off The Beat: Teachers Give Union, State ‘F’ Grade

Hawaii Teachers Reject New Contract With State

Thursday, January 19

What Hawaii Teachers Are Saying About Agreement

Was Rejected Contract’s Performance Pay Really Performance Pay?

Wednesday, January 18

HSTA Agrees To Withdraw Labor Board Complaint If Members Ratify Contract

What To Do With Extra Money For Charter Schools

Tuesday, January 17

UH Seeks Another $15 Million From Legislature

Saturday, January 14

HSTA Contract Details

Hawaii Education Blog — Accountability and Achievement — Jan. 16-22

Friday, January 13

Hawaii Education System Could See Significant Changes in 2012

Teacher Agreement Better Than ‘Last, Best and Final’? Too Soon To Say

Thursday, January 12

Hawaii Teacher Contract Includes ‘Race’ Reforms

Experts Give Kudos To Proposed Charter School System Overhaul

Wednesday, January 11

Deputy Superintendent: Large District Slows Race to the Top Progress

Tuesday, January 10

HSTA Hearing Cancelled

Saturday, January 7

Hawaii Teachers And State Reach Agreement

Hawaii Education Blog — Accountability and Achievement — Jan. 9-15

Abercrombie On Race To The Top: Teachers Union Deserves Blame

Thursday, January 5

Taken For a Ride: Senate Education Chair Blasts School Bus Report

Wednesday, January 4

Taken For A Ride: Stopping Oahu School Bus Service Will Save Millions

Failure to Renegotiate Teachers Contract Delays Race to the Top