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Why The Effort To Curb School Bullying In Hawaii Isn’t Working Suevon Lee/Civil Beat

Why The Effort To Curb School Bullying In Hawaii Isn’t Working

The Department of Education has historically opposed legislation, saying its own policies will be sufficient. But the lawsuits keep coming.

Hawaii DOE Wants To Classify Bullying At Highest Offense Level Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii DOE Wants To Classify Bullying At Highest Offense Level

UPDATED: The Board of Education approved the department’s proposal to make bullying a Class A offense — among several revisions to its student misconduct code.

DOE Proposes Increases For Executive-Level Salaries Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOE Proposes Increases For Executive-Level Salaries

The proposed raises would be at slightly lower percentages than DOE employees represented by unions.

Department Of Education Settles Bullying Lawsuit for $10,000

Department Of Education Settles Bullying Lawsuit for $10,000

The July agreement pertains to a claim that school officials failed to address anti-gay slurs directed at two Big Island students.

Federal Money Is Running Out For Charter Schools’ Pre-K Programs Courtesy of Carolann Larson

Federal Money Is Running Out For Charter Schools’ Pre-K Programs

The Legislature will be asked to replace money from an expiring federal grant that helped establish 18 pre-K charter classrooms.

Hawaii DOE Looks To Strengthen Its Student Discipline Code Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii DOE Looks To Strengthen Its Student Discipline Code

The state was told in January its administrative law does not comply with federal anti-discrimination regulations.

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.

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