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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 2017

Friday, December 29

Hawaii Looks To Spur School Creativity With ‘Innovation Grants’

Thursday, December 28

Hawaii’s Expanding Hunt For The Elusive Schoolteacher

Wednesday, December 27

Do SAT Takers Have An Unfair Edge For UH Scholarships?

Friday, December 22

$20 Million Facelift For Popular UH Library Is Among Ige’s Requests

Tuesday, December 19

Why Vocational Education Is Back In Vogue in Some Hawaii Schools

Tuesday, December 12

Charter School Debuts An Online Hawaiian-English Dictionary

Wednesday, December 6

Board Of Education Seeks Public Money For Charter School Facilities

Monday, December 4

UH Graduate Students Say GOP Tax Plan Could Derail Their Education

Friday, December 1

Emotions 101: Why Hawaii Schools Are Focusing On Feelings

November 2017

Thursday, November 30

How ‘Zombie Maze’ Is Teaching Hawaii Kids Computer Science

Tuesday, November 21

Hawaii Has Fewer Certified Teachers This Year

Hawaii Teacher: Talking Politics At Campbell High School

Monday, November 20

UH Manoa’s College of Education Names New Dean

Disabled Job Seekers Left In Limbo By Agency’s Cash Crunch

Monday, November 6

Missing School Has Become A Huge Problem in Hawaii

October 2017

Monday, October 30

Will Regular Classrooms Better Serve Hawaii’s Special Ed Students?

Friday, October 20

Can School Gardens Get Kids To Eat Their Vegetables?

OHA Money Will Go Directly To Hawaiian Charter Schools

Tuesday, October 17

Study: Living In Hawaii Can Make You Less Prejudiced

Thursday, October 12

Hawaii Teacher: Getting Legislators To My Democracy Class Wasn’t Easy

Educators: Pidgin Belongs In Hawaii Schools

Tuesday, October 10

New Rule Pushes Hawaii To Hire More Certified Teachers

Friday, October 6

Hawaii Teacher Hopes To Win $100K In National Education Competition

Monday, October 2

BYU-Hawaii To Pay $5K To Settle Sex Harassment Lawsuit

Grading Hawaii’s New Schools Chief

September 2017

Friday, September 29

How Hawaii Schools Are Rethinking Social Studies

Thursday, September 21

Hawaiian Charter School Concerns Dominate OHA Meeting

Native Hawaiian Schools: Fight Erupts Over Money Management

Monday, September 18

These Big Oahu Schools Got Bigger — And Small Ones Keep Shrinking

Wednesday, September 13

Preschool In Hawaii: Expensive And ‘Ridiculously Hard to Find’

Tuesday, September 12

Jury Clears School In Use Of Chair And Seat Belt For Special Ed Preschooler

Tuesday, September 5

DOE: Maui’s Suspended School Bus Routes Are Being Restored

Friday, September 1

Teaching Civility In The Time Of Trump

August 2017

Monday, August 28

Brittany Lyte: These Kauai Schools Opt For Farm-To-Table Lunches

Wednesday, August 23

DOE And Rejected Vendor Clash Over Maui Bus Driver Shortage

Tuesday, August 22

New Hawaii Schools Chief: ‘That’s What I Believe In’

Monday, August 21

Will More Nurses in Hawaii Schools Help Keep Kids In Class?

Friday, August 18

Hawaii Gov. David Ige Talks Schools With Civil Beat

Monday, August 14

This Honolulu Charter School Has Found A Unique Way To Survive

Thursday, August 10

Shortage of Bus Drivers Leave Maui Students, Parents Scrambling

Friday, August 4

Is UH Student Newspaper An Endangered Species?

Thursday, August 3

Hundreds Of Maui Students Affected By Bus Driver Shortage

Neal Milner: School Reform Faces Uncertainty — And That’s A Good Thing

Wednesday, August 2

New UH Law Building Offers Students A Place For Hands-On Practice

New Hawaii Schools Chief’s First Priority: Listening

July 2017

Thursday, July 20

Foreign Student Spending in Hawaii Decreases By 25 Percent

Tuesday, July 18

Some Students Shut Out Of School’s Marcus Mariota Event

Monday, July 17

Say Aloha To Suevon Lee, Civil Beat’s New Education Reporter

Friday, July 14

The Scramble To Recruit New Teachers — And Keep Them In Hawaii

Tuesday, July 11

Hawaii Teacher: Welcome To The Islands — Now Help Us Improve Our Schools

Thursday, July 6

Hawaii Joins Suit Against DeVos For Delaying For-Profit College Rules

Wednesday, July 5

Here’s Some Help Understanding Hawaii’s Plans For Improving Public Schools

June 2017

Wednesday, June 28

Hawaii Part-Time Teachers, Subs Lose Legal Battle For Millions In Back Pay

Friday, June 23

Governor Approves Loans For Energy Savings In Schools

Wednesday, June 21

Hawaii School Board Signs Off On Bid For Federal Dollars

Friday, June 16

Hawaii Scrambles To Cool Down Hot Classrooms

Monday, June 12

A Later Start Time May Be Helping This School’s Students Succeed

Friday, June 9

Hawaii Teacher: The Reasons My Fellow Instructors Are Saying Goodbye

Wednesday, June 7

Hawaii Department Of Education Prepares For Changes At The Top

Monday, June 5

Vertical Elementary School To Be Constructed In Kakaako In 2019

May 2017

Wednesday, May 24

How UH Hopes To Turn Research Into Business Startups

Tuesday, May 23

New School Fees Approved Along Final Stretch Of Rail Line

Friday, May 19

Hawaii Prof To White Guys: ‘Get Out Of The Way’

New Hawaii Schools Chief Selected

Friday, May 12

For Many Local Grads, Staying in Costly Hawaii Is Worth The Struggle

Thursday, May 4

School Superintendent Selection Looms As 2 Finalists Speak

April 2017

Tuesday, April 25

Governor’s Political Fortunes May Rise With New Teachers’ Contract

March 2017

Tuesday, March 21

Search For New Schools’ Chief Continues To Raise Concerns

Monday, March 13

School Chief Search Resumes After Candidate Withdraws

The Search For A New Hawaii Schools Chief Just Suffered A Major Setback

Thursday, March 9

Foundation Suspends $50K Grant For Superintendent Search

Monday, March 6

Hawaii School Board Member Wants Top State Education Job

State To Schools: Customize Your Hawaiian Education Approach

February 2017

Tuesday, February 28

Hawaii Hopes To Pick Up The Pace In Cooling Classrooms

Monday, February 27

How Waianae Coast Schools Are Growing Their Own Teachers

Friday, February 10

Mainland Students Could Be An ‘Economic Driver’ For Hawaii

Hawaii Teacher: We’re Getting What We Asked For From HSTA

Thursday, February 9

Bills For Free UH Tuition Clear First House Committee

Tuesday, February 7

Audit: Some DOE Employees Still Start Work Before Being Cleared

Education Secretary Passes With Near-Failing Grade

Monday, February 6

House Committee Amends, Passes School Funding Bills

Friday, February 3

School Funding Bills Move Forward In Senate

January 2017

Thursday, January 26

Teachers Union Seeks Constitutional Amendment To Fund Schools

Monday, January 23

Hawaii’s Cash-Strapped Small Schools Struggle To Operate

Friday, January 20

State’s Offer On Pay Unacceptable, Teachers Union Says

Wednesday, January 18

Senator Wants More Transparency For Charter School Funds

Tuesday, January 17

Legislators Question Removal Of School Superintendent

Tuesday, January 10

Can More Be Done To Prevent School Employee Misconduct?

Thursday, January 5

Senators Voice Concerns Over UH Budget Requests

Tuesday, January 3

Teachers Cleared To Travel For Free On Educational Trips