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Teachers Channel Frustrations Into Political Campaigns Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Teachers Channel Frustrations Into Political Campaigns

Union leaders say the four teachers seeking House seats are the highest number of teacher-candidates in recent years.

How Hawaii Is Trying To ‘Grow Our Own’ Pipeline of New Teachers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Hawaii Is Trying To ‘Grow Our Own’ Pipeline of New Teachers

In an effort to address the state’s chronic teacher shortage, a new initiative offers scholarships and support to help long-term subs become licensed teachers.

Charter School Principal Calls It Quits After A Year April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Charter School Principal Calls It Quits After A Year

Principal Jeff Vilardi is the latest in a series of staff departures at Kamalani Academy.

On Campus: Here’s What Happens When Kids Do The Podcast Cory Lum/Civil Beat

On Campus: Here’s What Happens When Kids Do The Podcast

Pomaikai Elementary students report from inside their Maui school.

This Unique Maui School Encourages ‘Wild Ideas’ Through The Arts Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This Unique Maui School Encourages ‘Wild Ideas’ Through The Arts

Founders of Pomaikai Elementary School believe their popular arts-focused learning program can serve as a model for other Hawaii schools.

Voters Will Decide Whether To Hike Property Taxes To Fund Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Voters Will Decide Whether To Hike Property Taxes To Fund Schools

Even if the proposed constitutional amendment passes in November, it won’t automatically guarantee new money for schools.

Hawaii Teacher: How Jobs At Public And Private Schools Compare PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Teacher: How Jobs At Public And Private Schools Compare

A lot of public school teachers have been lured to private schools by modern facilities and smaller classes. Here’s what some said about their experiences.

ACLU Demands Equal Treatment For Female Athletes In Hawaii Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat

ACLU Demands Equal Treatment For Female Athletes In Hawaii Schools

The action was taken in response to Civil Beat’s report on the lack of girls’ athletic locker rooms at several high schools.

$20 Million Facelift For Popular UH Library Is Among Ige’s Requests Civil Beat

$20 Million Facelift For Popular UH Library Is Among Ige’s Requests

The governor’s supplemental budget proposal is one small step toward addressing the university system’s maintenance backlog.

Emotions 101: Why Hawaii Schools Are Focusing On Feelings Courtney Teague/Civil Beat

Emotions 101: Why Hawaii Schools Are Focusing On Feelings

Hawaii schools have joined a growing educational movement that emphasizes “whole child” development, not just academics.

Missing School Has Become A Huge Problem in Hawaii

Missing School Has Become A Huge Problem in Hawaii

A Waianae school, where 40 percent of students are chronically absent, is trying home visits and a partnership with family court to keep kids in class.

Can School Gardens Get Kids To Eat Their Vegetables? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Can School Gardens Get Kids To Eat Their Vegetables?

More than 80 percent of Hawaii schools have some kind of garden, part of a booming, nationwide farm-to-school movement.
Education in Hawaii