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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.
With the DOE’s current plan due to sunset in 2020, it’s clear many academic success “targets,” such as reducing student absenteeism and increasing teacher retention, won’t be met.
Amy Kunz’s appointment to the University of Hawaii system was tucked in a recent meeting agenda item from the UH Board of Regents.
The developments come after the question of who would be in charge of pre-kindergarten expansion was a hot topic during the legislative session.
The state erroneously reported there were no such cases in 2015-16, the latest school year studied nationwide. Last school year, 66 Hawaii schools reported at least one restraint case.
Dann Carlson is leaving the Education Department to become 154th Wing Commander with the Hawaii Air National Guard.
The school pursues some simple strategies for getting kids to school: home visits, phones calls to parents, emergency supplies of clean clothes and rewards like extra recess.