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Eric Stinton: Of Course Student-Athletes Should Have To Be Vaccinated Courtesy: McKinley High School

Eric Stinton: Of Course Student-Athletes Should Have To Be Vaccinated

No one has the right to magnify other people’s risk of getting sick. This is intuitive, but it’s also constitutional.

Hawaii Schools Not Lifting Mask Mandate Yet Despite New CDC Guidance Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Schools Not Lifting Mask Mandate Yet Despite New CDC Guidance

The new federal guidance urges schools to fully reopen by fall and suggests only unvaccinated students need to wear masks indoors.

Summer Program Will Give Kindergarteners A Crash Course In Attending School Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Summer Program Will Give Kindergarteners A Crash Course In Attending School

The 15-day program will be supported by federal stimulus funds intended to address pandemic learning loss among Hawaii’s disproportionately impacted youth.

Eric Stinton: The DOE Is Looking In The Wrong Places To Trim The Fat Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Eric Stinton: The DOE Is Looking In The Wrong Places To Trim The Fat

If we cut teacher differentials for special education teachers, those who suffer the most will be the ones who need teachers the most.

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.

Lee Cataluna: Lawmakers Should Stop Meddling And Start Solving Problems Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lee Cataluna: Lawmakers Should Stop Meddling And Start Solving Problems

When there’s no money to argue over, the Legislature starts getting into other people’s business.

The DOE Plans To Use Private Tutors To Help Struggling Students Catch Up Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

Hawaii’s Department of Education requested private tutoring proposals in October to address “unprecedented issues related to student learning” due to the pandemic.

Ige’s New Budget Proposal Would Wipe Out The Jobs Of 149 State Workers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige’s New Budget Proposal Would Wipe Out The Jobs Of 149 State Workers

The proposed spending cuts may result in the first state government layoffs in more than a decade.

Education in Hawaii