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Hawaii Department of Education

Hawaii Schools Are Making Progress In Career And Technical Education Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Schools Are Making Progress In Career And Technical Education

Completion of a vocational education program was the only area where DOE students showed improvement in the 2018-19 school year.

Why Hawaii Kids Can Still Be Denied School Lunches Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Hawaii Kids Can Still Be Denied School Lunches

A 2017 law required schools give students a grace period before withholding meals for those behind in their payments.

Teachers Weary Of Pay That Makes It Tough To Stay In The Classroom — Or Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Teachers Weary Of Pay That Makes It Tough To Stay In The Classroom — Or Hawaii

During a series of DOE “listening sessions,” many teachers drew a connection between salaries and classroom conditions and Hawaii’s teacher shortage.

Even Free Tuition Isn’t Enough To Attract People To This Hawaii Teacher Program Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Even Free Tuition Isn’t Enough To Attract People To This Hawaii Teacher Program

A three-year-old initiative to train highly qualified teachers in Hawaii isn’t seeing a high number of applications, despite a push to recruit new candidates.

Some Principals Can Still Earn More Than Top DOE Officials Civil Beat

Some Principals Can Still Earn More Than Top DOE Officials

Civil Beat’s public employee salary database now includes 22,395 employees of the Hawaii Department of Education.

Pay Increase Approved For Hawaii School Officials Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pay Increase Approved For Hawaii School Officials

The salary adjustments impact three leadership tiers below the top-level superintendent and will help with recruitment challenges, according to the DOE.

DOE Shuts Down Its Long-Running Alternative Diploma Program Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOE Shuts Down Its Long-Running Alternative Diploma Program

The”C-Base program,” which was a pathway to a community school diploma for non-traditional students, is being replaced by a program that focuses on work readiness.

Hawaii DOE Releases Revised Data on Student Suspensions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii DOE Releases Revised Data on Student Suspensions

Release of the data comes amid efforts to correct what the DOE says was erroneous counts of students suspensions in the 2015-16 school year.

This Program Diverted Tons Of Trash From Landfills. Now It Might End Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat

This Program Diverted Tons Of Trash From Landfills. Now It Might End

Eight schools applied for funding under a new state law aimed at expanding campus composting programs, but the DOE awarded the grant money to an engineering firm instead.

Complaint Says Hawaii DOE Suspends Too Many Students With Disabilities Ku’u Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Complaint Says Hawaii DOE Suspends Too Many Students With Disabilities

The ACLU recently published data that shows Hawaii issued more suspensions, on average, to students with disabilities than any other state in the U.S.

Feds: Hawaii Still Coming Up Short In Meeting Special Education Needs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Feds: Hawaii Still Coming Up Short In Meeting Special Education Needs

Hawaii still needs assistance in implementing provisions of a federal law designed to improve services for special education students.

Education Think Tank Sues The DOE For Financial Data Civil Beat

Education Think Tank Sues The DOE For Financial Data

The Education Institute of Hawaii claims the state department is violating Hawaii’s open records laws by refusing to turn over most of the requested financial records.

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