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Lawsuit: DOE Retaliated When Staffer Reported Misuse Of Federal Funds Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawsuit: DOE Retaliated When Staffer Reported Misuse Of Federal Funds

Carol Young says her troubles began when she blew the whistle on faulty payments to a DOE office worker.

Hawaii Board of Education Votes To Approve Extra Pay For Hard-To-Find Teachers Suevon Lee/Civil Beat

Hawaii Board of Education Votes To Approve Extra Pay For Hard-To-Find Teachers

Some members were skeptical about the plans to pay for proposed pay differentials for teachers in areas like special ed and Hawaiian language immersion.

DOE Plan Would Boost Pay For Hard-To-Fill Teaching Positions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOE Plan Would Boost Pay For Hard-To-Fill Teaching Positions

Updated: The governor said he will include the salary differentials in his executive supplemental budget request to the Legislature.

How To Divvy Up Dollars For Special Needs Kids In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How To Divvy Up Dollars For Special Needs Kids In Hawaii

Fairness for every school is at the heart of a new policy developed based on a task force’s recommendations.

Why Civil Beat Fought For Teacher Discipline Records Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Civil Beat Fought For Teacher Discipline Records

It’s important that the public know and understand how the state Department of Education handles teacher misconduct especially when it involves vulnerable children.

Three DOE Facilities Staff Members Fined By Ethics Commission Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Three DOE Facilities Staff Members Fined By Ethics Commission

A facilities manager was fined for using agency employees to do work on his home and another property.

What’s Behind Hawaii’s Rising Test Scores For English Learners Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What’s Behind Hawaii’s Rising Test Scores For English Learners

A policy shift several years ago that makes “exiting” out of an English language program more rigorous could hold some clues.

Hawaii School System Convenes First-Ever Data Retreat Suevon Lee/Civil Beat

Hawaii School System Convenes First-Ever Data Retreat

School officials and state board members got a deep look at statewide student performance, but some left wanting more.

Why Nearly Half The Kids In An Island State Can’t Swim Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Nearly Half The Kids In An Island State Can’t Swim

Some Hawaii schools are working with community groups to make swim lessons more affordable and more widely available.

About Two-Thirds Of Hawaii Middle Schoolers Feel Safe At School Cory Lum/Civil Beat

About Two-Thirds Of Hawaii Middle Schoolers Feel Safe At School

The results of the 2018-19 school climate survey by DOE were similar to the previous year’s results.

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.

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