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Sunday, May 23, 2021
Teacher Payments and the “Me Too” Syndrome
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1692 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

... House Bill 613, another bill that has undergone radical metamorphosis while in our Legislature. ...

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Sunday, May 23, 2021
School Closures will Cost Trillions--And Nobody is Worse than Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 2:51 AM :: 1776 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... While 12 states are at 100 percent, Hawaii as the worst state is at 38.5 percent and California as the next is at 53.5 percent ....

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Saturday, May 22, 2021
HSTA Recruiting Teachers for New Scam to Eliminate Standardized Testing
By News Release @ 9:50 PM :: 1551 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... “This is a great opportunity for teachers to help move Hawaii from standardized assessments to project-based learning,” said Corey Rosenlee ....

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Saturday, May 22, 2021
HSTA Game Plan: After Ige Vetoes HB613, BoE Will Approve $2,200 Cash Bonanza
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 1810 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... Shortage differentials maintain strong BOE support HIDOE is using the differentials to recruit, retain teachers ....

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Spectators allowed at permitted outdoor sporting events
By News Release @ 4:20 AM :: 1198 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... The rule continues to prohibit socializing and potlucks at the field/court before or after the scheduled sports activity ....

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Saturday, May 15, 2021
Full Text: HGEA Letter to Ige Urging Veto of $29M HSTA Bonus
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 3276 Views :: Education K-12, Higher Education, Labor

"...the Legislature disregarded collective bargaining and granted this generous cash bonus to one group of employees while making significant departmental cuts elsewhere, like in higher education, which will likely lead to layoffs...."

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Saturday, May 15, 2021
Hawaii Juvenile COVID Cases Surging
By Andrew Walden @ 5:45 AM :: 1617 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... age 0-17 is now at its highest peak since late August, 2020 ....

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Thursday, May 13, 2021
Schatz Calls On Ige To Lift Restrictions On Youth Sports
By News Release @ 9:08 PM :: 1464 Views :: Education K-12, Congressional Delegation, COVID-19

... In his letter to the governor, Schatz cites Hawai‘i’s progress on vaccinations and its low case counts, as well as the importance of safely lifting restrictions and returning to a more normal life ....

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Pfizer Vax Now Available for Age 12+
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 1186 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that 12 to 15-year-olds receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine ....

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Sunday, May 9, 2021
DoE Summer School--HSTA Says Members Should not be Assigned to Work
By News Release @ 10:40 AM :: 2195 Views :: Education K-12

... and no in-person summer school on the Big Island, Molokai or Lanai ....

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Saturday, May 8, 2021
HS Students Watch Kahuku Windfarm Case Argued Before Supreme Court
By News Release @ 3:54 PM :: 1952 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Judiciary

... Participating schools included Konawaena High School on Hawaii island, Lahainaluna High School on Maui, and Waipahu High School on Oahu .... 

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021
DoE Seeking ESEA Waiver
By News Release @ 2:47 AM :: 1602 Views :: Education K-12

... Public feedback is sought for HIDOE’s proposed accountability waiver and its assurances ....

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021
2021 HS Graduation Schedule Announced
By News Release @ 12:56 AM :: 2018 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... Alternative ceremony formats will continue for a second year and limit guest access to comply with COVID-19 health and safety guidelines ....

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Thursday, April 29, 2021
Surprise! Another Cash Giveaway to HSTA Members -- $2,200 This Time
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 3257 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government, Labor

... The payments aim for “workforce stabilization to retain teachers” and will be made to full- and half-time teachers. (Translation: Incumbent stabilization to retain HSTA endorsement for 2022.) ....

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021
HSTA Outlines Plan to Promote Identity Politics in K-12
By News Release @ 6:40 PM :: 1970 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

" ... Free virtual event aims to shift views .... "

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Monday, April 19, 2021
Hawaii State-Funded Preschools Score 10 of 10
By News Release @ 9:23 PM :: 1631 Views :: Education K-12

... This is what happens when the DoE is not involved ....

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Sunday, April 18, 2021
HSTA Complains About Summer School Plan
By News Release @ 2:58 AM :: 1934 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... Hawaii Board of Education Thursday approved a plan to spend up to $58 million in federal pandemic aid funds on summer learning loss programs ....

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Saturday, April 17, 2021
Hawaii Students Vying for Lifesmarts National Championship
By News Release @ 4:48 AM :: 1369 Views :: Education K-12

... DCCA is rooting for two Waipahu High School teams as they compete virtually in the LifeSmarts National Championship this weekend ....

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Friday, April 9, 2021
Senate Slams Ige for Holding Back BoE Nominee
By News Release @ 11:16 PM :: 1776 Views :: Education K-12

"... This is especially concerning given that the Board is currently engaged in the search process for a new Superintendent ...."

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Project Financial Literacy: Investor Education for All!
By News Release @ 7:14 PM :: 1462 Views :: Education K-12

... free financial and investor education-related activities, presentations and resources for consumers of all ages ....

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Sunday, March 28, 2021
Maintenance of Effort, Part 2
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1718 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

... SB815 creates a “public education stabilization trust fund” ....

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Saturday, March 27, 2021
Former Kauai JROTC instructor arrested for sexual exploitation of former student
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 2316 Views :: Kauai County, Education K-12, Military

... Kauai instructor accused of child sex crimes was also a longtime foster parent ....

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Thursday, March 25, 2021
Report: College enrollment disrupted for Hawai’i class of 2020
By News Release @ 5:04 AM :: 1894 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

... 50% for the class of 2020 enrolling in college immediately after graduation, as compared to 55% for the class of 2019 ....

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021
​State House to Restore Funding for Hilo Youth Challenge
By News Release @ 9:51 PM :: 1892 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12, Military

"...The Youth Challenge Academy, operated by the Hawai‘i National Guard, is a community-based program that trains, educates, and mentors young people under military-like conditions...."

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021
BOE approves panel to begin superintendent search
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 1317 Views :: Education K-12

... creation of a special committee to set a search timeline and process to select a new superintendent for Hawaii public schools ....

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021
HGEA Tells Schatz, Saiki: Unlike Teachers, 'We Never Quit'
By News Release @ 8:41 PM :: 1899 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

"... HGEA stood up at these meetings to make sure that our members are not blindsided or shortchanged by teacher demands ...."

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Hawaii Among Least Innovative States
By Selected News Articles @ 2:39 PM :: 1797 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii ranks 47th for 8th Grade Math & Science Performance ....

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Monday, March 15, 2021
DOE, HSTA reach agreement to increase 4th quarter in-person learning
By News Release @ 7:45 PM :: 2176 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

... ​increasing number of students projected to return to in-person learning during the fourth quarter ....

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Sunday, March 14, 2021
HR148: HSTA Demands McKinley HS Rename
By News Release @ 7:07 PM :: 2746 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii History

... HR148 to change McKinley High School’s name back to Honolulu High School will be heard by the House Committee on Education on Thursday, March 18, at 2 p.m. ....

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Sunday, March 7, 2021
HIDOE releases guidelines to allow athletic workouts and practices
By News Release @ 1:16 AM :: 1438 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... restarting student athletic programming for high schools beginning Monday ....

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021
HSTA orders BoE to Dump Kishimoto
By News Release @ 8:36 PM :: 1770 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... Each of HSTA's '12 reasons' boils down to the same one thing: Kishimoto was slightly slow and reluctant to go along with HSTA's plan to shut down all schools and pay teachers full salary while letting them pretend to 'work' from home ....

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Thursday, February 25, 2021
HIDOE Allows In-person School Graduation Ceremonies
By News Release @ 11:06 PM :: 1845 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

"...allow additional flexibility for our schools beyond virtual options in bringing our graduates together for this momentous occasion...."

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Sunday, February 21, 2021
Maintenance of Effort
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1722 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

... We need to start recognizing that this “dedicated funding source” rhetoric is taking us down the wrong path ....

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021
UH Psych Prof plans ‘anti-racist’ education for small children
By News Release @ 4:51 AM :: 1965 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Higher Education

... your kid is a racist at age 3, but we can help (for a small fee of course) .... 

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Hawaii Youth Risk Behavior Survey--'Promising Trends'
By News Release @ 9:20 PM :: 1879 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Over 12,000 Hawai‘i students in grades 9 through 12 participated in the 2019 survey ....

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021
HSTA survey: 52% of members have received one or two vaccine doses
By News Release @ 5:10 PM :: 1561 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... HIDOE still taking names of those interested in shots ....

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Laughing at Your Sacrifice: HSTA Pressures BoE for $33M Pay Hike
By News Release @ 4:38 AM :: 2732 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... 'shortage differentials' were paid beginning January 7, 2020, for one year only.  Extending them into 2021 is tantamount to a Pay Hike ....

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Monday, February 15, 2021
Grievance: HGEA Supervises 'Learning Hubs' While HSTA Hides in Empty Classrooms
By News Release @ 4:45 PM :: 1980 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... HGEA members are being left alone to supervise students in learning hubs while some teachers are able to work from home or remain isolated in their classrooms ....

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Thursday, January 21, 2021
Ige: DoE Cuts to be 2.5% not 10%
By News Release @ 7:27 PM :: 1277 Views :: Education K-12

...This represents about $123 million dollars that we can now restore to our public-school classrooms....

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021
HSTA Tells School Board that Donald Trump Ordered Hawaii to Raise Taxes to Fund Vacant DoE Positions
By News Release @ 4:02 AM :: 3091 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government, Labor, COVID-19

... As a service to our readers we are providing a line-by-line debunk of HSTA's argument in parenthesis below ....

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Senate: Ige Appoints Anti-Telescope Activist who Wanted Him Impeached
By News Release @ 2:34 AM :: 3995 Views :: Hawaii County , Democratic Party, Education K-12, Politicians

... The post caused a stir among some lawmakers during the Legislature’s opening day ....

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Hawaii Families, Educators Celebrating School Choice Week
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 1196 Views :: Education K-12

... Aloha State Parents Find New Ways to Celebrate Learning, Support Opportunity for All ....

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Saturday, January 9, 2021
Privileged Elite: Kauai School Employees Begin Getting Vaccinations Monday
By News Release @ 4:05 AM :: 2976 Views :: Kauai County, Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...other school employees will begin to get access to vaccines on a regular basis toward the end of January and early February....

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
After Years in Court, DoE Forced to Release Financial Data
By News Release @ 2:45 PM :: 2047 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

... EIH believes that transparency is the first necessary step to transform Hawaii’s over-centralized public school system into an empowered system that is schools-centered and allows education professionals closest to the children to determine how best to meet children’s needs ....

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
What is a Furlough?
By News Release @ 12:57 PM :: 2254 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

... Will furloughs affect my “high three” .... 

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Friday, December 11, 2020
HR8932: Gabbard Bill Would Protect Female Athletes from Transsexual Competition
By News Release @ 4:43 PM :: 2262 Views :: Education K-12, Congressional Delegation, Higher Education

... this bill would clarify Title IX protection for female athletes is based on biological sex ....

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020
DoE Distance Learning -- 35% of HS Students Fail or Get no Grades
By News Release @ 6:07 PM :: 2017 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

…roughly 1 in 10 secondary students received a failing grade in English or math during the first quarter. But about 25% of high school students and 6% of middle school students had no grades recorded at all in English and math….

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020
CLIMB-HI: DoE Partners with Career Portal
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 1388 Views :: Education K-12

...More than 200 Hawaii businesses and nonprofit organizations are currently offering over 200 opportunities to participating schools on ClimbHI Bridge....

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Thursday, December 3, 2020
HSTA Solution for Budget Cuts: 'Eliminate Standardized Testing'
By Video @ 12:06 AM :: 2204 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...Yes, HSTA is a one-note band ....

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Friday, November 20, 2020
Acellus: Opposition Movement Could Cost Hawaii Schools $272 Million
By News Release @ 3:18 PM :: 2071 Views :: Education K-12

... four schools decided to discontinue Acellus because they heard assertions that it was racist and sexist.  The discontinuation led 421 kids to pull out of Hawaii public schools and join the company's Kansas City distance learning schools for Acellus ....

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