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Hawaii DOE Cancels All School Travel Outside State Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii DOE Cancels All School Travel Outside State

The order, which comes as spring break nears, does not impact inter-island travel.

Chad Blair: Lawmakers Take A Stand For The First Amendment Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Lawmakers Take A Stand For The First Amendment

House Bill 1529 calls for allowing student journalists at public schools to exercise freedom of speech and freedom of the press.

Saiki Proposes Tax Funding Measure To Raise Teacher Pay Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Saiki Proposes Tax Funding Measure To Raise Teacher Pay

Under the House Speaker’s plan, voters could approve a constitutional amendment giving the Hawaii Board of Education power to increase property taxes.

Hawaii Leaders Back Ambitious Plan To Rapidly Expand Preschool Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Leaders Back Ambitious Plan To Rapidly Expand Preschool

The immediate goal of the five-year plan is to increase the number of pre-K classrooms in the state by 100 a year.

Hawaii Schools May Soon Experience A Wave of Retirements Suevon Lee/Civil Beat

Hawaii Schools May Soon Experience A Wave of Retirements

Three of the state’s 15 complex area superintendents are leaving this school year. Many more school officials will soon be eligible to retire.

More Hawaii Students Are Leaving The State For College Cory Lum/Civil Beat

More Hawaii Students Are Leaving The State For College

The percentage of Hawaii kids choosing out-of-state schools is significantly higher than the national average.

Here’s Why Student Absenteeism Is Plummeting At Waipahu Elementary Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here’s Why Student Absenteeism Is Plummeting At Waipahu Elementary

The school pursues some simple strategies for getting kids to school: home visits, phones calls to parents, emergency supplies of clean clothes and rewards like extra recess.

Fewer Bus Rides For Low-Income Kids? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Fewer Bus Rides For Low-Income Kids?

DOE officials said the department needs to cut eligibility because the expansion of a federal free meal service to low-income students “inadvertently” made free bus rides more widely available.

Study: A Growing Number Of Hawaii’s Keiki Live In Economic Insecurity PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Study: A Growing Number Of Hawaii’s Keiki Live In Economic Insecurity

Hawaii is in the middle of the pack for overall child wellbeing, with keiki falling behind in education and economic security markers but tracking ahead of most states in measures of health, family and community.

ACLU Says Hawaii Schools Are Suspending Too Many Students Ethan Porter

ACLU Says Hawaii Schools Are Suspending Too Many Students

Not only is there a racial disparity in suspensions, but the days lost to that punishment in the islands far exceed the national average, according to a new analysis.

Where’s The Money, DOE? Time To Turn Over Public Financial Records Meliha Gojak/iStock

Where’s The Money, DOE? Time To Turn Over Public Financial Records

A nonprofit organization with the willingness and the resources to produce a financial transparency model for education spending is being thwarted by the state.

Education in Hawaii