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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.
HSTA Tax Hike Dies, Support Doesn’t Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HSTA Tax Hike Dies, Support Doesn’t

Teachers made a strong show of support at the Board of Education on Tuesday for their union's proposed education reforms.
Is Higher Education Less Valuable In Hawaii? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Is Higher Education Less Valuable In Hawaii?

Hawaii has more residents with college degrees than the U.S. average, but they don't seem to be earning as much money.
Falling Apart: Politics At Play With UH Maintenance Backlog? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Falling Apart: Politics At Play With UH Maintenance Backlog?

The Legislature says it's a management problem, but the university maintains it's an issue of funding. Meanwhile, campus facilities continue to crumble to the detriment of students.
Lucky We Live In Hawaii, Where College Can Be Affordable Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lucky We Live In Hawaii, Where College Can Be Affordable

A ProPublica database uses federal student aid data to compare college affordability across the country for low-income students. Hawaii’s flagship public university stacks up well.

Charter School Oversight Is An Increasingly Contentious Issue Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Charter School Oversight Is An Increasingly Contentious Issue

Comments from a recent Board of Education listening tour highlight the troubled relationship between charter schools and the state agency tasked with overseeing them.
UH Law Grad To Clerk For Sotomayor Civil Beat file photo

UH Law Grad To Clerk For Sotomayor

It's the first time a person of Native Hawaiian ancestry has served as a law clerk with a U.S. Supreme Court justice.
University Of Hawaii Seeks A Speedier Path To Graduation Cory Lum/Civil Beat

University Of Hawaii Seeks A Speedier Path To Graduation

Two-thirds of UH Manoa students may not be taking all the courses they need to graduate in four years. Can a new computer program change that and save the state millions?

U.S. Bids A Not-So-Fond Farewell To ‘No Child Left Behind’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

U.S. Bids A Not-So-Fond Farewell To ‘No Child Left Behind’

The new law replacing No Child Left Behind is being heralded as a return to local control; but in Hawaii, little may change.
Ige Signs Law Creating Farm-to-School Program in Hawaii Governor's Office

Ige Signs Law Creating Farm-to-School Program in Hawaii

The program establishes a new coordinator position to help navigate the food procurement system.
Education in Hawaii