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BOE Demands Safeguards Amid Uncertainty Over Education Budget Cuts

BOE Demands Safeguards Amid Uncertainty Over Education Budget Cuts

Cuts in federal and state funding could unravel the DOE’s progress on strategic initiatives, board members say.
Bills to Develop School Lands Face Major Vote Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Bills to Develop School Lands Face Major Vote

Hawaii lawmakers pushing plan to enable public-private partnerships, but they stress it won't be like the PLDC.
Gov: Teachers Union Leaders Holding Up New Contract Agreement

Gov: Teachers Union Leaders Holding Up New Contract Agreement

Abercrombie says another imposed teacher contract may happen.
Board of Education Spurs DOE Officials To Fix School Bus Program Faster Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Board of Education Spurs DOE Officials To Fix School Bus Program Faster

Board members tired of hearing that progress is happening; they want details.
Hawaii School Board Scrutinizes High Teacher Sick Leave, Turnover Rates

Hawaii School Board Scrutinizes High Teacher Sick Leave, Turnover Rates

Department officials have some answers, but not the ones the board wanted.
State Rejects Hawaii Teachers Union’s ‘Billion-Dollar’ Contract Offer

State Rejects Hawaii Teachers Union’s ‘Billion-Dollar’ Contract Offer

School board member calls the proposal disappointing and too costly. Talks to resume next week.
Teachers Union Wants What UPW Got — Bigger Raises, Better Benefits

Teachers Union Wants What UPW Got — Bigger Raises, Better Benefits

Hawaii State Teachers Association's proposed contract calls for 4 percent raises, new evaluation system.
Can Hawaii Kindergarteners Flunk Their Teachers?

Can Hawaii Kindergarteners Flunk Their Teachers?

DOE says misconceptions spur misinformation over new evaluation system.