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Hawaii School Aide Said He Saw Abuse, Then He Got Fired John Hill/Civil Beat

Hawaii School Aide Said He Saw Abuse, Then He Got Fired

The Department of Education is silent about a claim that an educational assistant poured iced coffee over the head of a student

Bullying Of Asian-Americans, Pacific Islanders ‘On The Rise’ The White House

Bullying Of Asian-Americans, Pacific Islanders ‘On The Rise’

A new White House report underscores Hawaii statistics that show mistreatment of students by their peers.
Lawmaker Rebuffed At DOE Meeting Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmaker Rebuffed At DOE Meeting

The state representative was eventually allowed to observe the meeting with school officials and air-conditioning contractors.
Rebidding Classroom AC Work Jon Callas/Flickr.com

Rebidding Classroom AC Work

The Department of Education rejected steep bids for its air conditioning project in hopes of getting better prices and cooling more classrooms.
AG Asked To Check AC Bids Cory Lum/Civil Beat

AG Asked To Check AC Bids

A state legislator worries if there is "a conspiracy to defraud taxpayers" by artificially inflating bids for the air conditioning of Hawaii classrooms.
New Pick For Board Of Education Hawaii Governor's Office

New Pick For Board Of Education

Gov. David Ige appoints Kenneth Uemura to the board replacing Amy Asselbaye, and reappoints Brian DeLima.
Ige Announces Hawaii Education Summit John Hook

Ige Announces Hawaii Education Summit

The Every Student Succeeds Act and other major topics in the education field will take center stage at next month's conference.
Hawaii’s Teachers Union Makes Early Legislative Endorsements Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Teachers Union Makes Early Legislative Endorsements

UPDATED: Two weeks before the filing deadline, the HSTA has picked its slate of primary candidates. They don't include the House Education Committee chairs.
Kim Coco Iwamoto For Senate Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kim Coco Iwamoto For Senate

The former Hawaii Board of Education member is running for Suzanne Chun Oakland's open seat.
Lack Of School Facilities ‘Crippling’ Many Charters Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lack Of School Facilities ‘Crippling’ Many Charters

The challenge of finding space means classes meet in tents, at libraries -- even at a McDonald's
Ige Wants Education ‘Blue Print’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Wants Education ‘Blue Print’

The move by the Hawaii governor follows federal legislation that replaced No Child Left Behind.
Don Horner Leaving Hawaii BOE Dan Zelikman/Civil Beat

Don Horner Leaving Hawaii BOE

The former chair steps down June 30, something he said he'd do a year ago when he resigned as Board of Education chair.  
Education in Hawaii