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The Changing Face Of Sex Education In Hawaii’s Public Schools Alia Wong/Civil Beat

The Changing Face Of Sex Education In Hawaii’s Public Schools

The Department of Education is in the midst of implementing big changes. Will the new policy make a difference?
Will Hawaii’s Teacher Evaluation System Get Scrapped? Department of Education / screenshot

Will Hawaii’s Teacher Evaluation System Get Scrapped?

The Senate Education Committee is calling on the Board of Education to get rid of the current teacher evaluation system.
Hawaii’s Public Charter School Movement At A Crossroads PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Public Charter School Movement At A Crossroads

Big changes could be ahead, including how new schools are created and how they are overseen.
HSTA Tax Hike Dies, Support Doesn’t Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HSTA Tax Hike Dies, Support Doesn’t

Teachers made a strong show of support at the Board of Education on Tuesday for their union's proposed education reforms.
A High School For Patsy Mink Flickr: J Curnow

A High School For Patsy Mink

Legislation calls for naming the new public high school in Kihei, Maui, for the late congresswoman.  
First-Ever Head of Hawaiian Education Foresees ‘Revolutionary’ Changes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

First-Ever Head of Hawaiian Education Foresees ‘Revolutionary’ Changes

UPDATED: Dawn Kaui Sang's new role brings big challenges as she looks to redefine language immersion programs and make sure every student in the state learns about Hawaiian culture.
Who Should Be Appointed to the Board of Education?

Who Should Be Appointed to the Board of Education?

Transparency and diversity are important considerations.
Hawaii Monitor: Ethics Commission Ruling Draws Teachers’ Union Lawsuit Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii Monitor: Ethics Commission Ruling Draws Teachers’ Union Lawsuit

Commission says candidates for the Hawaii State Teachers Association can't use school mailboxes to campaign.
Activists Urge Senators to Block Pastor From Another Term on Hawaii BOE Dan Zelikman/Civil Beat

Activists Urge Senators to Block Pastor From Another Term on Hawaii BOE

Don Horner has served as the Board of Education's chairman since 2011. He's also a pastor with ties to New Hope.