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Feds: Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander Kids Suspended Far More Often Ethan Porter

Feds: Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander Kids Suspended Far More Often

New federal data shows continuing stark racial disparities in school disciplinary measures.

Are Hawaii Schools Doing Enough To Address Bullying? Courtesy Joshua Franklin

Are Hawaii Schools Doing Enough To Address Bullying?

DOE takes steps to beef up its anti-bullying efforts, but it faces a lawsuit alleging schools didn’t stop the harassment of two students.

Ige’s Pick To Lead School Board Has An Unusual Background: Education Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Ige’s Pick To Lead School Board Has An Unusual Background: Education

Catherine Payne wants the Hawaii Board of Education more involved in setting policy and more visible to the public.

Hawaiian Sovereignty Protest Gets Hana Student Suspended Contributed by Jesiah Malaikini

Hawaiian Sovereignty Protest Gets Hana Student Suspended

A high school student was disciplined for rearranging the school flagpole to fly the Hawaiian flag above the U.S. flag.

DOE Official Slapped With Ethics Fine Is Reassigned

DOE Official Slapped With Ethics Fine Is Reassigned

Suzanne Mulcahy, who was an assistant superintendent on the central leadership team, was shifted to an interim principal position.

Feds Say Hawaii Falls Short In Dealing With School Bullying Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Feds Say Hawaii Falls Short In Dealing With School Bullying

The Hawaii Department of Education says improvements have already been made, but the federal findings are bleak.

Hawaii Schools Chief: Threats Against Schools ‘Aren’t Taken Lightly’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Schools Chief: Threats Against Schools ‘Aren’t Taken Lightly’

Honolulu police say there have been more than a dozen social media posts since January threatening violence at Oahu schools.

‘We Are So Far Behind’: Hawaii Legislators Look To Make Schools Safer Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘We Are So Far Behind’: Hawaii Legislators Look To Make Schools Safer

After another gun-related massacre on an American campus, lawmakers consider requiring interior door locks and intercom systems.

ACLU Demands Equal Treatment For Female Athletes In Hawaii Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat

ACLU Demands Equal Treatment For Female Athletes In Hawaii Schools

The action was taken in response to Civil Beat’s report on the lack of girls’ athletic locker rooms at several high schools.

Hawaii Schools Can’t Seem To Give Breakfast Away Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Schools Can’t Seem To Give Breakfast Away

Getting eligible students to eat free or reduced-price morning meals is more of a struggle in the islands than on the mainland.

Female Athletes Get The Short End Of The Stick At Some Hawaii High Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Female Athletes Get The Short End Of The Stick At Some Hawaii High Schools

Federal law requires gender equity, but that’s not happening in places like Campbell High School.

Charter Schools And Special Ed Will Be In The Legislative Spotlight Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Charter Schools And Special Ed Will Be In The Legislative Spotlight

The Hawaii teachers union is also pushing lawmakers to place a tax increase proposal on the ballot this year to pay for improving schools.

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