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Hawaii Turns To Military In Search For More Teachers Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Turns To Military In Search For More Teachers

The state received a $600,000 grant to help recruit current and former service members for new careers in island classrooms.

Lawsuit Slams DOE For ‘Grossly Inadequate’ Anti-Bullying Policies Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawsuit Slams DOE For ‘Grossly Inadequate’ Anti-Bullying Policies

The suit asks for a court-appointed special master to oversee the anti-harassment program in the Hawaii Department of Education.

Crossing America In The Hunt For New Teachers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Crossing America In The Hunt For New Teachers

Hawaii school officials have a new strategy for filling teacher vacancies: Bring principals along on mainland recruitment trips.

The Painful Demise Of A Big Island Charter School Courtesy Josh DeWeerd

The Painful Demise Of A Big Island Charter School

Ka’u Learning Academy had its charter revoked after multiple violations, but there were plenty of red flags from the beginning.

How Hawaii Is Trying To ‘Grow Our Own’ Pipeline of New Teachers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Hawaii Is Trying To ‘Grow Our Own’ Pipeline of New Teachers

In an effort to address the state’s chronic teacher shortage, a new initiative offers scholarships and support to help long-term subs become licensed teachers.

Hawaii Will Pay $10.25 Million To Settle Special Education Lawsuit Civil Beat

Hawaii Will Pay $10.25 Million To Settle Special Education Lawsuit

The state violated federal law by denying services to disabled students before they reached the age of 22.

Eruption Threatens Future Of Some Big Island Charter Schools USGS

Eruption Threatens Future Of Some Big Island Charter Schools

The ongoing volcanic lava flow is raising many issues for students and their families.

A Gathering Of Exceptional Students Where Grades Take A Back Seat Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Gathering Of Exceptional Students Where Grades Take A Back Seat

Islander Scholars aren’t necessarily the highest academic achievers. They’re just good kids who define strong character.

Innovation Pays Off For These Hawaii Schools Hawaii Department of Education

Innovation Pays Off For These Hawaii Schools

About $1 million in state and federal funds were awarded to 13 public schools for creative projects to boost student learning and involvement.

School Board: Schools ‘Heading In The Right Direction’ Under New Leader Cory Lum/Civil Beat

School Board: Schools ‘Heading In The Right Direction’ Under New Leader

Nearly a year into the job, Superintendent Christina Kishimoto received mainly top ratings in her year-end evaluation.

How Hawaii Schools Are Building Bridges To Micronesian Students Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Hawaii Schools Are Building Bridges To Micronesian Students

As enrollment expands, schools and community groups are trying new ways to close cultural and academic gaps.

Legislature Approves Bill To Protect Against Sex-Based Discrimination Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Legislature Approves Bill To Protect Against Sex-Based Discrimination

The measure was weakened in conference committee, but supporters say it’s an important first step.

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