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The Fight Against Flight At Hawaii’s Public Middle Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Fight Against Flight At Hawaii’s Public Middle Schools

Educators know they have to persuade parents that this isn’t the time to send their kids to private school — or a different public school.

Hawaii Public Schools Sued Over Unequal Treatment Of Female Athletes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Public Schools Sued Over Unequal Treatment Of Female Athletes

UPDATED: The ACLU lawsuit comes 10 months after the group sent a demand letter to the state Department of Education over the lack of a girls locker room at Campbell High.

Want To Teach In Hawaii? The Job Often Comes With A Big Pay Cut Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Want To Teach In Hawaii? The Job Often Comes With A Big Pay Cut

Teachers from the mainland only get credit for a few years of seniority, creating another challenge in efforts to address Hawaii’s teacher shortage.

Hawaii Aims To Quicken The Pace Of School Repairs Suevon Lee/Civil Beat

Hawaii Aims To Quicken The Pace Of School Repairs

The Department of Education wants to demystify how it is handling a hefty repair and maintenance backlog.

Protections For Transgender Kids Still Spotty Inside Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Protections For Transgender Kids Still Spotty Inside Schools

It’s been three years since the Hawaii Department of Education issued guidance around transgender student protections. But how widely have those policies been implemented in the schools?

For Four Generations, Teaching Has Been ‘The Family Business’ Courtesy Shane Albritton

For Four Generations, Teaching Has Been ‘The Family Business’

In 1921, Ethel Day was recruited from Illinois to teach in Honolulu. She would be the first in a line of Hawaii school teachers that spans nearly a century.

Hawaii Needs A School Bullying Policy Worthy Of Its Students Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Needs A School Bullying Policy Worthy Of Its Students

The Department of Education is seeking public input on revising its outdated rules. The Legislature should pitch in as well.

Why The Effort To Curb School Bullying In Hawaii Isn’t Working Suevon Lee/Civil Beat

Why The Effort To Curb School Bullying In Hawaii Isn’t Working

The Department of Education has historically opposed legislation, saying its own policies will be sufficient. But the lawsuits keep coming.

Hawaii DOE Wants To Classify Bullying At Highest Offense Level Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii DOE Wants To Classify Bullying At Highest Offense Level

UPDATED: The Board of Education approved the department’s proposal to make bullying a Class A offense — among several revisions to its student misconduct code.

DOE Proposes Increases For Executive-Level Salaries Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOE Proposes Increases For Executive-Level Salaries

The proposed raises would be at slightly lower percentages than DOE employees represented by unions.

Department Of Education Settles Bullying Lawsuit for $10,000

Department Of Education Settles Bullying Lawsuit for $10,000

The July agreement pertains to a claim that school officials failed to address anti-gay slurs directed at two Big Island students.

Federal Money Is Running Out For Charter Schools’ Pre-K Programs Courtesy of Carolann Larson

Federal Money Is Running Out For Charter Schools’ Pre-K Programs

The Legislature will be asked to replace money from an expiring federal grant that helped establish 18 pre-K charter classrooms.

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