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The DOE Plans To Use Private Tutors To Help Struggling Students Catch Up Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The DOE Plans To Use Private Tutors To Help Struggling Students Catch Up

Hawaii’s Department of Education requested private tutoring proposals in October to address “unprecedented issues related to student learning” due to the pandemic.

Ige’s New Budget Proposal Would Wipe Out The Jobs Of 149 State Workers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige’s New Budget Proposal Would Wipe Out The Jobs Of 149 State Workers

The proposed spending cuts may result in the first state government layoffs in more than a decade.

Hawaii Schools Dump Distance Learning Program Over ‘Racist’ Content Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Schools Dump Distance Learning Program Over ‘Racist’ Content

The Department of Education approved Acellus Learning Accelerator as an option for students learning remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

School Nurses Turn To Telehealth To Reach Students

School Nurses Turn To Telehealth To Reach Students

The Hawaii Keiki program to expand school-based health options for students started a health hotline after schools closed because of the pandemic.

Hawaii Is Spending $16M In Federal Aid For Summer Learning Programs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Is Spending $16M In Federal Aid For Summer Learning Programs

The money is part of a broader $43 million the Hawaii Department of Education received from a federal coronavirus relief package.

Teachers, Just Like Other Working Parents, Are In A Bind Over Lack Of Child Care Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Teachers, Just Like Other Working Parents, Are In A Bind Over Lack Of Child Care

Many child care centers have shuttered, delayed reopening or increased tuition due to the pandemic. That leaves many teachers who need to return to their classrooms with few options for their kids.

Hawaii Schools Under Pressure To Provide More Data About Remote Learning Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Schools Under Pressure To Provide More Data About Remote Learning

Since the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools in March, the Hawaii schools chief says 80% to 95% of students have “consistent access to education material.”

Hawaii School Superintendent Gets ‘Effective’ Rating From Board Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii School Superintendent Gets ‘Effective’ Rating From Board

But the Board of Education scored the school chief poorly in areas like operations, resource and personnel management.

Three More Accuse Punahou’s Former Basketball Coach Of Sexual Abuse Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Three More Accuse Punahou’s Former Basketball Coach Of Sexual Abuse

The former assistant girls basketball coach was accused by two other students in 2018.

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