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Hawaii Teacher: Why Teachers Won’t Miss Kathryn Matayoshi Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Teacher: Why Teachers Won’t Miss Kathryn Matayoshi

A new superintendent needs to be much more proactive and transparent in supporting teachers.

Matayoshi To Be Replaced Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Matayoshi To Be Replaced

Kathryn Matayoshi is apparently on her way out as superintendent of Hawaii’s public school system. The state Board of Education…
BOE Member Quits; Raps Ige Katherine Poythress/Civil Beat

BOE Member Quits; Raps Ige

In a resignation letter, Jim Williams complains about the governor's "lack of faith in and support of the Board."
AG Asked To Check AC Bids Cory Lum/Civil Beat

AG Asked To Check AC Bids

A state legislator worries if there is "a conspiracy to defraud taxpayers" by artificially inflating bids for the air conditioning of Hawaii classrooms.
Another Hot School Year Looms As Air Conditioning Initiative Delayed PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Another Hot School Year Looms As Air Conditioning Initiative Delayed

The Hawaii Department of Education says it won't fulfill its goal of cooling the air in 1,000 classrooms by the end of 2016 because of increased construction costs.
New Pick For Board Of Education Hawaii Governor's Office

New Pick For Board Of Education

Gov. David Ige appoints Kenneth Uemura to the board replacing Amy Asselbaye, and reappoints Brian DeLima.
Kim Coco Iwamoto For Senate Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kim Coco Iwamoto For Senate

The former Hawaii Board of Education member is running for Suzanne Chun Oakland's open seat.
Honolulu Rail Project Expected To Cost The DOE Millions For New Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Rail Project Expected To Cost The DOE Millions For New Schools

The Department of Education wants to levy fees on new developments to help offset school construction costs near several planned rail stations.
Oahu School Renamed For Dan Inouye drienne LaFrance/Civil Beat

Oahu School Renamed For Dan Inouye

Hale Kula Elementary School is located on the Schofield Barracks Army Installation, the home base for the late senator's combat unit during World War II.