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Hawaii Preschools See Declines In Enrollment And Available Seats Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Preschools See Declines In Enrollment And Available Seats

Private pre-kindergarten programs have lost $7 million in tuition as fewer families send children to school, according to the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools.

Hawaii Gives Green Light To Limited In-Person Graduation Ceremonies Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Hawaii Gives Green Light To Limited In-Person Graduation Ceremonies

The ceremonies must be held outdoors or in a place with “adequate ventilation” and adhere to other strict COVID-19 safety protocols.

This Private School Will Soon Begin Doing COVID-19 Tests On Campus Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This Private School Will Soon Begin Doing COVID-19 Tests On Campus

Iolani School’s high teacher vaccination rate and plans to soon offer free coronavirus testing to students set it apart from public schools.

Hawaii Always Had A Hard Time Recruiting Teachers. The Pandemic Made It Harder Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Always Had A Hard Time Recruiting Teachers. The Pandemic Made It Harder

Hawaii is rethinking its teacher recruitment strategies, including virtual job fairs, but it’s a hard sell when even preexisting successful initiatives face a shaky future.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: DOE Superintendent Christina Kishimoto Screenshot

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: DOE Superintendent Christina Kishimoto

The leader of the Hawaii Department of Education talks about how schools are weathering COVID-19, bills at the Legislature and the struggle to innovate.

Pay Of UH Executives Restored After Temporary Cuts Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Pay Of UH Executives Restored After Temporary Cuts

University of Hawaii President David Lassner plans to cut his own pay by 20%.

DOE Superintendent Says Better Spacing Guidance Is Needed For School Reopenings Screenshot

DOE Superintendent Says Better Spacing Guidance Is Needed For School Reopenings

Christina Kishimoto said she’ll meet with state health officials and lawmakers Friday to discuss how best to proceed in light of new federal guidance.

A DOE Bid To End Teacher Salary Incentives Is Getting Pushback Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A DOE Bid To End Teacher Salary Incentives Is Getting Pushback

The salary incentives were implemented last year to retain special education teachers and other hard-to-fill positions.

Teacher Vaccinations, New CDC Guidance Boost Hopes For Reopening Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Teacher Vaccinations, New CDC Guidance Boost Hopes For Reopening Schools

The CDC said it was “critical for schools to open as safely and as soon as possible” with the proper safety protocols in place.

March 2021

Monday, March 1

Hawaii Preschools See Declines In Enrollment And Available Seats

February 2021

Thursday, February 25

Hawaii Gives Green Light To Limited In-Person Graduation Ceremonies

Tuesday, February 23

This Private School Will Soon Begin Doing COVID-19 Tests On Campus

Monday, February 22

Hawaii Always Had A Hard Time Recruiting Teachers. The Pandemic Made It Harder

Sunday, February 21

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: DOE Superintendent Christina Kishimoto

Wednesday, February 17

DOE Superintendent Says Better Spacing Guidance Is Needed For School Reopenings

A DOE Bid To End Teacher Salary Incentives Is Getting Pushback

Friday, February 12

Teacher Vaccinations, New CDC Guidance Boost Hopes For Reopening Schools

How Hawaii Schools Are Teaching Kindness And Empathy In A Volatile World

Sunday, February 7

COVID-19 Was ‘The Last Straw’ For Hawaii’s Oldest Catholic School

Tuesday, February 2

First Semester DOE Data Shows Graduation Rate On Downward Slope

Monday, February 1

Hawaii Public Schools To Get $56M in Title I Funds This Year

January 2021

Tuesday, January 26

CDC Supports Reopening Schools. Hawaii Officials Say Not Yet

Thursday, January 21

Hawaii DOE Welcomes Smaller Budget Cuts But Uncertainty Remains

Wednesday, January 20

DOE To Present Grim Staffing Plan But Says Teacher Layoffs Are A ‘Last Resort’

Thursday, January 14

Teacher Training Initiative Takes Shape Under COVID-19 Federal Grant

Wednesday, January 13

Lee Cataluna: How One Company Is Going The Extra Mile To Help Its Working Parents

The DOE Plans To Use Private Tutors To Help Struggling Students Catch Up

Tuesday, January 12

Teachers Shift Lessons to Focus on US Capitol Attack