The school pursues some simple strategies for getting kids to school: home visits, phones calls to parents, emergency supplies of clean clothes and rewards like extra recess.
Not only is there a racial disparity in suspensions, but the days lost to that punishment in the islands far exceed the national average, according to a new analysis.
As the number of new teachers coming out of local colleges declines, the state Department of Education hopes “teacher academies” and other strategies will ignite new interest in the profession.
The diversity of Hawaii’s public schools student population isn’t matched by the makeup of the state’s teachers.
Christina Kishimoto received a positive evaluation from the state Board of Education.
The Education Institute of Hawaii is trying to pressure the state into providing information for a financial database to shed light on school funding practices.
About 8% of the state’s public school students are “English learners,” with the most common first languages being Ilocano, Chuukese, Marshallese and Tagalog.
A long-range DOE facilities plan has identified $7 billion in “top priority” capital needs, from adding more classrooms to repairing aging schools.
The fees on new residential developments in certain areas have proven controversial since they were authorized by the Legislature in 2007.