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A Later Start Time May Be Helping This School’s Students Succeed

A Later Start Time May Be Helping This School’s Students Succeed

Students report better health and grades since Kaimuki High School switched its opening bell from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Hawaii Department Of Education Prepares For Changes At The Top Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Department Of Education Prepares For Changes At The Top

Future Superintendent Christina Kishimoto talks about educational equity and implementing the state’s new strategic plan.

School Superintendent Selection Looms As 2 Finalists Speak Cory Lum/Civil Beat

School Superintendent Selection Looms As 2 Finalists Speak

The two candidates from the mainland both emphasized educational equity and prioritizing teacher input.

Reader Rep: Focus On Where You Went To High School Is Misleading

Reader Rep: Focus On Where You Went To High School Is Misleading

Hawaii’s elitist class and a counterculture response can get complicated, especially for the news media.

School Chief Search Resumes After Candidate Withdraws Cory Lum/Civil Beat

School Chief Search Resumes After Candidate Withdraws

The Board of Education says grant money to help pay for the search is also back on track after Darrel Galera backed out.

State To Schools: Customize Your Hawaiian Education Approach Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State To Schools: Customize Your Hawaiian Education Approach

The Na Hopena A’o program encourages new approaches to helping students appreciate the “Hawaiian perspective.”

Hawaii Hopes To Pick Up The Pace In Cooling Classrooms Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Hopes To Pick Up The Pace In Cooling Classrooms

The Department of Education has started to make a dent in Gov. David Ige’s promise to cool 1,000 classrooms — but at what cost?

Audit: Some DOE Employees Still Start Work Before Being Cleared Courtney Teague/Civil Beat

Audit: Some DOE Employees Still Start Work Before Being Cleared

A new report reveals that hiring practices for some employees have gotten worse, not better, in the past four years.

Senator Wants More Transparency For Charter School Funds Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senator Wants More Transparency For Charter School Funds

Jill Tokuda complains that State Public Charter School Commission is the only state agency to hold its funds in private accounts.

Board Of Education OKs A Strategic Plan That Leaves Details To Schools Noelle Fujii/Civil Beat

Board Of Education OKs A Strategic Plan That Leaves Details To Schools

Its emphasis on empowering students, professional development and innovation seems to align with the governor’s task force plan.

Hawaii ‘Worst’ State For Teachers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii ‘Worst’ State For Teachers

WalletHub analyzed metrics ranging from “average starting salary” to “pupil-teacher ratio." Teachers union says, "It’s time that the leaders of Hawaii make education a priority."

Another Special Ed Aide Says Reporting Abuse Got Her Banned Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Another Special Ed Aide Says Reporting Abuse Got Her Banned

Her employer, Hawaii Behavioral Health, says a thorough investigation found the allegations were untrue.
Education in Hawaii