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Failing A Class Could Get Your Student Back To School Sooner Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Failing A Class Could Get Your Student Back To School Sooner

Failing marks can now fast-track some kids to in-person instruction so they don’t suffer trying to learn from home.

‘Stressed And Overwhelmed’: Hawaii’s College Students Confront The Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘Stressed And Overwhelmed’: Hawaii’s College Students Confront The Pandemic

Stress, anxiety and trauma have been compounded during an academic year unlike any other.

Denby Fawcett: McKinley Students Still Unable To Play Football On New $5M Field Courtesy: McKinley High School

Denby Fawcett: McKinley Students Still Unable To Play Football On New $5M Field

When the pandemic ends, McKinley High School students want the same athletic opportunities enjoyed by other schools.

Why Some Hawaii Parents Now Want Their Kids In Private School Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Why Some Hawaii Parents Now Want Their Kids In Private School

One Catholic school principal said the calls have been nonstop, mostly from families who are tired of doing remote learning as part of the state public school system.

DOE: Lanai High & Elementary Reports 15 Student COVID-19 Cases Robin Kaye

DOE: Lanai High & Elementary Reports 15 Student COVID-19 Cases

The tally as of Friday comes amid a growing outbreak on the sparsely populated island.

Military Family Struggles To Find School Routine That Works Courtesy of Misha Ross

Military Family Struggles To Find School Routine That Works

Distractions while learning from home have made it hard for the kids to stay focused to online classes.

More Hawaii Parents Are Pulling Their Kids From DOE To Home School Cory Lum/Civil Beat

More Hawaii Parents Are Pulling Their Kids From DOE To Home School

The increase in the first three months of the current school year is a likely sign of the way COVID-19 has impacted school enrollment.

DOE Officials Have Spent $38M On Devices For Students Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOE Officials Have Spent $38M On Devices For Students

Hawaii school officials have purchased 49,000 computers for students but 23,000 have yet to be delivered.

DOH Releases New Guidance For Reopening Schools Hawaii Department of Health

DOH Releases New Guidance For Reopening Schools

The updated metrics come a month after initial guidelines were first issued. Those were met by pushback from the teachers union.

November 2020

Monday, November 23

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

Thursday, November 19

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

Tuesday, November 17

Hawaii DOE Optimistic Students Will Return To Class In January

Friday, November 13

Hawaii Teachers React To How Biden Presidency Might Reshape Education Policy

Monday, November 9

DOE Report: Acellus Online Curriculum Violated Religion, Discrimination Policies

Sunday, November 8

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

Friday, November 6

Can Hawaii Bring Students Back To The Classroom Safely Yet?

Monday, November 2

Failing A Class Could Get Your Student Back To School Sooner

‘Stressed And Overwhelmed’: Hawaii’s College Students Confront The Pandemic

October 2020

Tuesday, October 27

Denby Fawcett: McKinley Students Still Unable To Play Football On New $5M Field

Monday, October 26

Why Some Hawaii Parents Now Want Their Kids In Private School

Friday, October 23

Military Family Struggles To Find School Routine That Works

Wednesday, October 21

More Hawaii Parents Are Pulling Their Kids From DOE To Home School

Tuesday, October 20

DOE Officials Have Spent $38M On Devices For Students

Thursday, October 15

Hawaii Board Of Education Votes To End Controversial Distance Learning Program

Friday, October 9

Hawaii Ed Board Chair Expects Acellus To ‘Drop Dead’ By End Of School Year

Friday, October 2

Eric Stinton: It’s Time For Some Kids To Start Learning In Person Again

September 2020

Tuesday, September 29

Hawaii DOE Has Struggled To Cope With The Pandemic. Can It Do Better?

Sunday, September 27

Hip-Hop And Hindi Fill This Second Grader’s Distance Learning Days

Friday, September 25

Eric Stinton: COVID-19 Gives Us A Chance To Change How We Teach. Let’s Not Waste It

Thursday, September 17

Hawaii Schools To Continue Mostly Distance Learning Through December

Tuesday, September 15

‘Equity Specialists’ Are Reviewing Hawaii DOE’s Problematic Online Learning Program

Sunday, September 13

Distance Learning Means ‘Musical Chairs’ For Windward Oahu Family

Friday, September 11

UH Manoa May Cut Theater, Journalism, Social Welfare Programs

Thursday, September 3

University Of Hawaii Regents Reject ‘Shell Game’ Budget Proposal

Tuesday, September 1

Hawaii DOE’s Distance Learning Tool ‘Very, Very Questionable’

August 2020

Saturday, August 29

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

Monday, August 24

Hawaii Schools Dump Distance Learning Program Over ‘Racist’ Content

Sunday, August 23

Eric Stinton: Getting The Hang Of Distance Learning

Thursday, August 20

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

UH Regents Approve Emergency Action In Response To Pandemic

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

Tuesday, August 18

Seeing The Good In At-Home Learning

Monday, August 17

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

Sunday, August 16

Parents Navigate Difficult Choices Around Schools’ Reopening Plans

Friday, August 14

Eric Stinton: School Leaders Have Tough Decisions To Make. It’s Time To Quit Waffling

Thursday, August 13

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

Wednesday, August 12

Instructors For Hire: How The Pandemic Is Fueling A New Side Business

Tuesday, August 11

DOE Announces 13 Cases Of COVID-19 In Schools On Oahu, Kauai

Private Schools Debate Requiring Waivers For Students To Return

Friday, August 7

Oahu Students Will Move To Distance Learning Through Sept. 12

July 2020

Thursday, July 30

Hawaii Board of Education Approves Delay To New School Year

Wednesday, July 29

Education Spending Drives Races For Hawaii Legislature

Eric Stinton: Turning Your Home Into A Classroom Is Not A Bad Thing

Monday, July 27

How Do I Teach My Kids About Climate Change?

Danny De Gracia: Mercenary Economics Are Fueling A Rush To Reopen Schools

Friday, July 24

Some Hawaii Teachers Will Still Get An Extra Pay Boost Despite Looming Budget Cuts

Thursday, July 23

State Ed Board Still Undecided On Sending Kids Back To The Classroom

Wednesday, July 22

Eric Stinton: Why I’m Going Back To Teaching

Friday, July 17

Substitute Teachers Face More Hurdles To Summer Unemployment Checks

Thursday, July 16

Hawaii Health Officials Back Superintendent’s Plan To Reopen Schools

UH Regents Set To Consider ‘Whatever Available Means’ To Cut Costs

Tuesday, July 14

Hawaii’s Charter Schools Are Listening To Parents When It Comes To Reopening

Thursday, July 9

Proposed Classroom Set-Up Draws Protests From Teachers

Wednesday, July 8

Substitute Teachers ‘Falling Through The Cracks’ Without Unemployment Payments

Monday, July 6

School Nurses Turn To Telehealth To Reach Students

Sunday, July 5

Civil Beat’s Virtual Education Event Digs Into Distance Learning

Thursday, July 2

Here’s How Hawaii Plans To Bring Kids Back To School This Fall

Wednesday, July 1

UH Releases Plan For ‘Unprecedented Semester’

June 2020

Monday, June 29

State Teachers Union, DOE Agree To Reopening Terms

Monday, June 22

Teachers Report Difficulties In Reaching Students, Remote Learning During School Closures

Tuesday, June 16

Face Masks, Temperature Checks: The New Reality For Summer School Students

Thursday, June 11

Hawaii Is Spending $16M In Federal Aid For Summer Learning Programs

Wednesday, June 10

Teachers, Just Like Other Working Parents, Are In A Bind Over Lack Of Child Care

Monday, June 8

Danny De Gracia: Let’s Use The COVID-19 Crisis To Improve Hawaii’s Schools

Thursday, June 4

Budget Chief: Deep Cuts Loom For The University of Hawaii

Wednesday, June 3

Schools Chief Hopes To See Hawaii Elementary Schools Open By August

May 2020

Sunday, May 24

Hawaii Schools Under Pressure To Provide More Data About Remote Learning

Thursday, May 21

Hawaii School Superintendent Gets ‘Effective’ Rating From Board

Current Board of Education Member May Not Be Renominated

Tuesday, May 19

Hawaii Public Schools Gear Up For Summer Programs

Thursday, May 14

DOE Is Opening Up Classrooms This Summer For Some Students

Thursday, May 7

Schools Chief: Use Federal Bailout Money To Avoid Teacher Pay Cuts

UH Is Making Students Vacate Campus Housing Next Week

Wednesday, May 6

Ige Says Child Care Centers Can Reopen. But Are They Ready?

Private Schools May Suffer As Cash-Strapped Families Can’t Afford Tuition

Monday, May 4

UH Plans To Resume In-Person Classes This Fall

April 2020

Wednesday, April 29

DOE Chief: Distance Learning Will Still Fill A Need Once Classrooms Reopen

Tuesday, April 28

What Should Hawaii’s Schools Look Like After The Pandemic?

Thursday, April 23

Coronavirus Shakes Up Dreams Of College For Many Hawaii Seniors

Wednesday, April 22

Lawsuit: Closed-Door Board Of Ed Meeting Violated Sunshine Law

Saturday, April 18

Teaching Your Kid At Home Is Not As Easy As It Looks

Friday, April 17

Hawaii Schools Closed For Rest of School Year

Wednesday, April 15

Traditional High School Graduations in Hawaii Canceled This Year

Lawsuit: Special Ed Students Need Extra Help When Schools Reopen

Wednesday, April 8

Hawaii Public Schools Unlikely To Open Again This School Year

Sunday, April 5

Educators Worry About Kids With No Computers As Online Classes Start

Thursday, April 2

Board of Ed Waives High School Graduation Requirements

March 2020

Monday, March 30

Hawaii Schools Want To Keep Kids Engaged Until School Resumes

Tuesday, March 24

Superintendent: Hawaii Schools To Remain Closed Through April 30

Monday, March 23

Your Child Care Center May Still Be Open

Thursday, March 19

DOE Will Offer Meals Outside Some Cafeterias While Schools Are Closed

Tuesday, March 17

Hawaii Teachers Union Files Complaint Against DOE, Governor

Monday, March 16

Advocates Want More Emphasis On High Quality Pre-K In Early Education Bill

Sunday, March 15

Hawaii Public Schools Extend Spring Break Due To Coronavirus

Wednesday, March 11

Hawaii DOE Cancels All School Travel Outside State

Wednesday, March 4

Hawaii’s Largest Private College Is Fighting For Its Future

February 2020

Friday, February 28

Chad Blair: Lawmakers Take A Stand For The First Amendment

Tuesday, February 25

Bill To Expand Preschool Access Clears Key House Committees

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

Monday, February 24

Building A Hawaiian Language Curriculum Classroom By Classroom

Thursday, February 20

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

Tuesday, February 11

Why Hawaii Isn’t Competitive In Recruiting Teachers

Friday, February 7

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

January 2020

Friday, January 31

Hawaii Looks To The Philippines For Its Newest Teacher Recruits

Monday, January 27

Saiki Proposes Tax Funding Measure To Raise Teacher Pay

Friday, January 24

Judge: ACLU Title IX Suit Cannot Proceed As Class Action

Friday, January 17

DOE Faces More Tough Questions Over How It Will Pay For Teacher Raises

Thursday, January 16

Lawyer: Mid-Pac Institute ‘Showed Stupefying Incompetence’ In Death Of Boy

Tuesday, January 14

Hawaii Leaders Back Ambitious Plan To Rapidly Expand Preschool

DOE Wants To Raise Pay For Experienced Hawaii Teachers

Tuesday, January 7

Hawaii Board Of Education Wants More Transparency In School Construction Projects

Monday, January 6

Cyber Spies Are Quietly Boosting Hawaii’s High Tech Economy

A $75,000 Settlement Is Scaring Hawaii Charter Schools