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A 2017 law required schools give students a grace period before withholding meals for those behind in their payments.
During a series of DOE “listening sessions,” many teachers drew a connection between salaries and classroom conditions and Hawaii’s teacher shortage.
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.
Civil Beat’s public employee salary database now includes 22,395 employees of the Hawaii Department of Education.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hawaii still needs assistance in implementing provisions of a federal law designed to improve services for special education students.
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.
DOE data shows the popularity of “geographic exceptions” that let students transfer out of their local schools is surging.