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Education Officials Are Keeping Teacher Misconduct A Secret Civil Beat

Education Officials Are Keeping Teacher Misconduct A Secret

Information on bad teachers, including details of misconduct and current status, is hard to get in Hawaii, despite a state law requiring its release.

School Board To Revote On Superintendent’s Contract — This Time Publicly Cory Lum/Civil Beat

School Board To Revote On Superintendent’s Contract — This Time Publicly

Concerns were raised after the board voted in executive session to reward the state superintendent with an additional contract year.

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.

Board Of Education Seeks Public Money For Charter School Facilities Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Board Of Education Seeks Public Money For Charter School Facilities

Despite “mixed” reviews of their performance last year, the charters deserve more taxpayer money, the board says.

Educators: Pidgin Belongs In Hawaii Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Educators: Pidgin Belongs In Hawaii Schools

The language that emerged from Hawaii’s blending of cultures “is something we have to embrace,” says a high school principal.

New Hawaii Schools Chief’s First Priority: Listening Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Hawaii Schools Chief’s First Priority: Listening

Christina Kishimoto plans on visiting all the islands in her first six months to talk with educators and students.

New Hawaii Schools Chief Selected Courtney Teague/Civil Beat

New Hawaii Schools Chief Selected

Christina Kishimoto will take over as superintendent on August 1 after leaving her current  job as superintendent of an Arizona school district.

School Superintendent Selection Looms As 2 Finalists Speak Cory Lum/Civil Beat

School Superintendent Selection Looms As 2 Finalists Speak

The two candidates from the mainland both emphasized educational equity and prioritizing teacher input.

Search For New Schools’ Chief Continues To Raise Concerns Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Search For New Schools’ Chief Continues To Raise Concerns

Most people testifying at an education board meeting Tuesday questioned the process.

The Search For A New Hawaii Schools Chief Just Suffered A Major Setback Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Search For A New Hawaii Schools Chief Just Suffered A Major Setback

The state has delayed the superintendent search amid worries that a former school board member might be getting favorable treatment.

Audit: Some DOE Employees Still Start Work Before Being Cleared Courtney Teague/Civil Beat

Audit: Some DOE Employees Still Start Work Before Being Cleared

A new report reveals that hiring practices for some employees have gotten worse, not better, in the past four years.

School Board Adopts Timeline In Search For Superintendent Civil Beat

School Board Adopts Timeline In Search For Superintendent

A new top administrator for Hawaii’s public schools should be selected by June, according to the plan.