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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.  
The Changing Face Of Sex Education In Hawaii’s Public Schools Alia Wong/Civil Beat

The Changing Face Of Sex Education In Hawaii’s Public Schools

The Department of Education is in the midst of implementing big changes. Will the new policy make a difference?
SCOTUS Tie A Win For Hawaii Unions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

SCOTUS Tie A Win For Hawaii Unions

A ruling in favor of the California teacher suing her union could have had major ramifications for organized labor in Hawaii.
Senate Panel Passes Bills To Cool Classrooms, Create Sports Authority Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Senate Panel Passes Bills To Cool Classrooms, Create Sports Authority

The Ways and Means Committee approves 22 measures, but April negotiations regarding the Legislature's financial priorities await.
Educational Assistants Play Crucial Role, But You Wouldn’t Know It By Their Paychecks Courtesy of Amanda Kaahanui

Educational Assistants Play Crucial Role, But You Wouldn’t Know It By Their Paychecks

Low salaries and limited training options stymie efforts to recruit special education workers in Hawaii schools.
Will Hawaii’s Teacher Evaluation System Get Scrapped? Department of Education / screenshot

Will Hawaii’s Teacher Evaluation System Get Scrapped?

The Senate Education Committee is calling on the Board of Education to get rid of the current teacher evaluation system.
Hawaii’s Public Charter School Movement At A Crossroads PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Public Charter School Movement At A Crossroads

Big changes could be ahead, including how new schools are created and how they are overseen.
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