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As Hawaiian immersion programs soar in popularity, the lack of a common curriculum remains a big challenge.
In an effort to plug the teacher shortage, the Hawaii Department of Education sent two officials to Manila on its first-ever international recruiting effort.
Education officials began providing $10 million in incentives for special ed and rural teachers without a guarantee the Hawaii Legislature will fund the pay increases in the future.
The plan, aimed at reducing the teacher shortage by enticing senior educators to remain in the classroom, is the next phase of a broader teacher recruitment and retention plan.
The Department of Education is expected to identify the criteria it uses in deciding how to divide the money it gets to repair and maintain school facilities.
A recent legislative directive that forces state agencies to cover the costs of legal claims could have a big impact on charter schools.
Carol Young says her troubles began when she blew the whistle on faulty payments to a DOE office worker.
Some members were skeptical about the plans to pay for proposed pay differentials for teachers in areas like special ed and Hawaiian language immersion.
Updated: The governor said he will include the salary differentials in his executive supplemental budget request to the Legislature.
Fairness for every school is at the heart of a new policy developed based on a task force’s recommendations.
It’s important that the public know and understand how the state Department of Education handles teacher misconduct especially when it involves vulnerable children.