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Even Free Tuition Isn’t Enough To Attract People To This Hawaii Teacher Program Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Even Free Tuition Isn’t Enough To Attract People To This Hawaii Teacher Program

A three-year-old initiative to train highly qualified teachers in Hawaii isn’t seeing a high number of applications, despite a push to recruit new candidates.

Some Principals Can Still Earn More Than Top DOE Officials Civil Beat

Some Principals Can Still Earn More Than Top DOE Officials

Civil Beat’s public employee salary database now includes 22,395 employees of the Hawaii Department of Education.

Pay Increase Approved For Hawaii School Officials Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pay Increase Approved For Hawaii School Officials

The salary adjustments impact three leadership tiers below the top-level superintendent and will help with recruitment challenges, according to the DOE.

DOE Shuts Down Its Long-Running Alternative Diploma Program Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOE Shuts Down Its Long-Running Alternative Diploma Program

The”C-Base program,” which was a pathway to a community school diploma for non-traditional students, is being replaced by a program that focuses on work readiness.

Hawaii DOE Releases Revised Data on Student Suspensions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii DOE Releases Revised Data on Student Suspensions

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.

This Program Diverted Tons Of Trash From Landfills. Now It Might End Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat

This Program Diverted Tons Of Trash From Landfills. Now It Might End

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.

Complaint Says Hawaii DOE Suspends Too Many Students With Disabilities Ku’u Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Complaint Says Hawaii DOE Suspends Too Many Students With Disabilities

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.

Feds: Hawaii Still Coming Up Short In Meeting Special Education Needs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Feds: Hawaii Still Coming Up Short In Meeting Special Education Needs

Hawaii still needs assistance in implementing provisions of a federal law designed to improve services for special education students.

Education Think Tank Sues The DOE For Financial Data Civil Beat

Education Think Tank Sues The DOE For Financial Data

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.

Hawaii’s Shrinking Schools Raise Questions About Student Transfer Program Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Shrinking Schools Raise Questions About Student Transfer Program

DOE data shows the popularity of “geographic exceptions” that let students transfer out of their local schools is surging.

DOE Leadership Starting Work On New 10-Year Strategic Plan Suevon Lee/Civil Beat

DOE Leadership Starting Work On New 10-Year Strategic Plan

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.

The DOE’s Chief Financial Officer Is Leaving For UH Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The DOE’s Chief Financial Officer Is Leaving For UH

Amy Kunz’s appointment to the University of Hawaii system was tucked in a recent meeting agenda item from the UH Board of Regents.

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