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Overdue Report Holds Up Hawaii Plan To Prevent Gender Discrimination Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Overdue Report Holds Up Hawaii Plan To Prevent Gender Discrimination

The Legislature approved creating a state version of the federal Title IX law, but its January 2020 implementation will be delayed.

Hawaii School Superintendent’s Contract Extended For One Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii School Superintendent’s Contract Extended For One Year

Some education advocates are concerned that the evaluation of Christina Kishimoto wasn’t tied more closely to data about school performance.

Hawaii’s Schools Chief Could Get One-Year Contract Extension Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Schools Chief Could Get One-Year Contract Extension

The Board of Education wants to send a clear message it is pleased with Christina Kishimoto’s performance since taking over the DOE in 2017.

Want To Teach In Hawaii? The Job Often Comes With A Big Pay Cut Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Want To Teach In Hawaii? The Job Often Comes With A Big Pay Cut

Teachers from the mainland only get credit for a few years of seniority, creating another challenge in efforts to address Hawaii’s teacher shortage.

Why The Effort To Curb School Bullying In Hawaii Isn’t Working Suevon Lee/Civil Beat

Why The Effort To Curb School Bullying In Hawaii Isn’t Working

The Department of Education has historically opposed legislation, saying its own policies will be sufficient. But the lawsuits keep coming.

Civil Beat Poll: Hawaii Voters Oppose ConAm On Property Taxes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Hawaii Voters Oppose ConAm On Property Taxes

While there is sentiment to help schools and teachers, voters appear worried about how the ballot question is constructed.

Don’t Shirk Our Responsibility To Our Public Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Don’t Shirk Our Responsibility To Our Public Schools

We all pay taxes for government services because we all benefit when they function well.

Chamber Of Commerce Pours $600K Into Fighting School-Funding Measure Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chamber Of Commerce Pours $600K Into Fighting School-Funding Measure

Teachers have a half-million dollars of their own to support the proposal, while unions organize opposition to a constitutional convention.

Do The School Tax Ballot Question Right Or Don’t Do It At All Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Do The School Tax Ballot Question Right Or Don’t Do It At All

The courts or the Legislature need to quickly fix the wording of the proposed ballot measure so we know what we’re voting on, or try it again next year.

Hawaii Turns To Military In Search For More Teachers Anthony Quintano

Hawaii Turns To Military In Search For More Teachers

The state received a $600,000 grant to help recruit current and former service members for new careers in island classrooms.

Hawaii Counties Ask Court To Block School Property Tax Measure Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Counties Ask Court To Block School Property Tax Measure

All the state’s counties oppose the proposed constitutional amendment, arguing it would siphon dollars from their tax base.

Chaminade Students Help Design Center for Homeless Courtesy of Nicolle Soriano

Chaminade Students Help Design Center for Homeless

ALEA Bridge hopes to break ground in November for a 12- to 16-unit transitional housing development in Wahiawa.

Education in Hawaii