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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.
A facilities manager was fined for using agency employees to do work on his home and another property.
A policy shift several years ago that makes “exiting” out of an English language program more rigorous could hold some clues.
School officials and state board members got a deep look at statewide student performance, but some left wanting more.
Some Hawaii schools are working with community groups to make swim lessons more affordable and more widely available.
The results of the 2018-19 school climate survey by DOE were similar to the previous year’s results.
Completion of a vocational education program was the only area where DOE students showed improvement in the 2018-19 school year.
A 2017 law required schools give students a grace period before withholding meals for those behind in their payments.
During a series of DOE “listening sessions,” many teachers drew a connection between salaries and classroom conditions and Hawaii’s teacher shortage.