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Hawaii DOE Wants Kids To Say: ‘Mom, I Had The Greatest Meal At School Today’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Hawaii DOE Wants Kids To Say: ‘Mom, I Had The Greatest Meal At School Today’

A strategy is developing to use centralized kitchens to replace processed food imports currently served in student meals with fresh, local ingredients.

This Oahu Charter School Just Lost Out On $1.4 Million In State Funding April Estrellon/Civil Beat/2017

This Oahu Charter School Just Lost Out On $1.4 Million In State Funding

Kamalani Academy’s enrollment has grown but the Hawaii charter school commission says it can’t count roughly half the students.

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/2021

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/2021

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.

Education in Hawaii