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Education in Hawaii

School Funds, Special Education Programs Face Cuts In DOE Budget Proposal Cory Lum/Civil Beat

School Funds, Special Education Programs Face Cuts In DOE Budget Proposal

Hawaii State Teachers Association warns that proposed cuts could mean a loss of 1,000 teacher positions.

DOE Chief: $100M Budget Reduction Could Be ‘Decimating’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOE Chief: $100M Budget Reduction Could Be ‘Decimating’

School leaders are preparing contingency plans due to huge funding shortfalls brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Lawsuit Filed In Kamehameha Schools Abuse Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Lawsuit Filed In Kamehameha Schools Abuse Case

Sexual abuse allegations mount after the school paid an $80 million settlement agreement in 2018.

Hawaii Teachers React To How Biden Presidency Might Reshape Education Policy Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Hawaii Teachers React To How Biden Presidency Might Reshape Education Policy

Improved civil rights protections for students, a renewed national focus on schools and the next secretary of education are top of mind.

DOE Report: Acellus Online Curriculum Violated Religion, Discrimination Policies Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOE Report: Acellus Online Curriculum Violated Religion, Discrimination Policies

The Hawaii Department of Education’s internal review of the remote learning tool found the inappropriate content in lessons to be “severe, pervasive and persistent.”

Can Hawaii Bring Students Back To The Classroom Safely Yet? Courtesy: Punahou School

Can Hawaii Bring Students Back To The Classroom Safely Yet?

Evolving COVID-19 guidelines and a patchwork plan among public and private schools leaves the state without a cohesive strategy.

DOE Shuffles Leadership In Curriculum Office Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOE Shuffles Leadership In Curriculum Office

Hawaii’s school chief has removed the head of the office responsible for overseeing the transition to online learning.

Failing A Class Could Get Your Student Back To School Sooner Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Failing A Class Could Get Your Student Back To School Sooner

Failing marks can now fast-track some kids to in-person instruction so they don’t suffer trying to learn from home.

Military Family Struggles To Find School Routine That Works Courtesy of Misha Ross

Military Family Struggles To Find School Routine That Works

Distractions while learning from home have made it hard for the kids to stay focused to online classes.

Education in Hawaii