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Hawaii Legislature: Inside The Push To Make School Meals Free In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Hawaii Legislature: Inside The Push To Make School Meals Free In Hawaii

A growing number of states are looking for ways to make free meals a permanent part of public education.

Why School Enrollment Declines Are A ‘Significant Concern’ In Hawaii  David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

Why School Enrollment Declines Are A ‘Significant Concern’ In Hawaii 

Hawaii is on track to have fewer students enrolled in state-run schools by 2027 than at any point since the early years of statehood. 

The Clock Is Running On Plan To Finally Meet Family Demand For Pre-K David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

The Clock Is Running On Plan To Finally Meet Family Demand For Pre-K

The ambitious public-private blueprint has drawn positive reviews from early childhood education advocates but questions over the lengthy timeframe.
Opening Of New Maui High School Delayed Amid Safety Concerns Courtesy: Hawaii DOE

Opening Of New Maui High School Delayed Amid Safety Concerns

Maui County officials declined to give the state Department of Education permission to open the school next week.
Hawaii Kids ‘Connect These Dots’ To Understand Climate Change Ku‘u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii Kids ‘Connect These Dots’ To Understand Climate Change

From public schools on the Westside to private schools in Honolulu, teachers are finding creative ways to educate — and empower — students facing the effects of a warming planet.
Hawaii Agency Is Racing ‘Against The Clock’ To Build New Preschools UH Manoa Children’s Center

Hawaii Agency Is Racing ‘Against The Clock’ To Build New Preschools

The School Facilities Authority says it needs help to meet a June 2024 deadline to build and renovate up to 200 preschool classrooms.
Lawsuit: State Failed To Help Severely Disabled Boy Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Lawsuit: State Failed To Help Severely Disabled Boy

Hawaii still lacks long-term secure facilities for students with behavioral issues who can end up being housed on the mainland. 
Buses, School Safety And Student Lunches All On The Agenda For Legislative Education Committees Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Buses, School Safety And Student Lunches All On The Agenda For Legislative Education Committees

Advocates hope that with a near $2 billion surplus and an influx of new faces, the Legislature will open its purse strings for Hawaii's public education system. 
Leeward Community College Has Big Plans For Training A New Generation Of Food Innovators Courtesy of Jackie Freitas

Leeward Community College Has Big Plans For Training A New Generation Of Food Innovators

The Wahiawa facility will support the development of new food products for local and export markets.
Honolulu Teacher Violated Ethics By Accepting $16,600 From School Volunteer David Croxford/Civil Beat/2022

Honolulu Teacher Violated Ethics By Accepting $16,600 From School Volunteer

The Moanalua Elementary teacher has to pay back the funds and may face further disciplinary action.