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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Class Action Filed Against Hawaii Department of Education for Discrimination Against Disabled Students
By News Release @ 10:53 PM :: 2690 Views :: Education K-12

...The lawsuit seeks Declaratory Judgment that the DOE has denied eligible students a free appropriate public education or FAPE....

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Thursday, April 9, 2020
Public Comment: DoE Seeks ESSA Waiver
By News Release @ 12:58 AM :: 1718 Views :: Education K-12

...HIDOE has submitted a request for waivers under the CARES Act which will allow for additional time to obligate ESSA federal program funds to address educational needs during this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis....

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Sunday, April 5, 2020
We’re All Homeschoolers Now
By Heritage Foundation @ 9:45 PM :: 2730 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...A rapidly flourishing market of online resources is beginning to meet the content needs of millions of students across the country....

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Saturday, April 4, 2020
Lawsuit Alleges Another Pedophile Ring at Kamehameha
By Andrew Walden @ 1:16 AM :: 12061 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii History

...A new set of child molestation allegations is the subject of a lawsuit against Kamehameha Schools filed April 3, 2020, in Hawaii’s First Circuit Court....

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Friday, April 3, 2020
BoE Votes to Waive Graduation Requirements
By News Release @ 10:02 AM :: 1400 Views :: Education K-12

...The plan recommends utilizing grades from the third quarter, which ended March 13, to determine the final grade for student courses....

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Saturday, March 28, 2020
DoE: Modify 12th Grade Graduation Requirements for COVID
By News Release @ 3:29 AM :: 1919 Views :: Education K-12

...There are approximately 10,000 students who are eligible to earn diplomas this year....

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Kauai Seabird Habitat Conservation Plan -- Public Comments Open
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 2728 Views :: Kauai County, Education K-12, Environment

...written comments must be received from interested parties no later than April 13, 2020....

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Saturday, March 21, 2020
Thanks to Virus, DoE Finally Achieves Goal of Eliminating All Standardized Testing
By News Release @ 4:13 AM :: 2783 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...HSTA revels in accountability-free utopia.  Hawaii college applicants will not be so lucky....

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020
DoE Closes Schools Until April 7 After HSTA Files Grievance over COVID Plan
By News Release @ 8:00 PM :: 3222 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Labor

...Hawaii joins 39 states that have decided to close schools....

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Sunday, March 15, 2020
​Corona Virus: HIDOE extends spring break thru March 27
By News Release @ 8:09 PM :: 2033 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

...The Department will use the additional time to plan for implementation of social distancing within the school setting, arrange for professional development to support modified operations, and thoroughly clean schools....

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Friday, March 13, 2020
Hawaii Middle School Robotics--11 Qualify for World Championships
By News Release @ 12:31 AM :: 2046 Views :: Education K-12

...11 Hawaii middle school robotics teams have been invited to participate in the 2020 VEX IQ World Championships in Louisville, Ky., April 26-28....

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Youth Vaping 'Epidemic' All Hype
By Selected News Articles @ 10:00 AM :: 2852 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...In 2017, only only 3.5 percent of Hawaiian high school students reported using e-cigarettes daily and only 1.2 percent reported smoking combustible cigarettes daily....

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Friday, February 28, 2020
11 Hawaii Elementary School Robotics Teams Qualify for Championships
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 2456 Views :: Education K-12

...Qualified robotics teams advance to 2020 VEX Worlds....

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
HB2543: Pre-K Bill Set for House Vote
By News Release @ 3:43 PM :: 2717 Views :: Education K-12, Family

... establishes the goal of providing all children who are 3 to 4 years old ... with enrollment in a preschool program by the year 2030 ....

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
School Choice Could be an Anti-Bullying Program
By Selected News Articles @ 2:24 AM :: 2072 Views :: Education K-12

...The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) permits students to transfer to another public school but only if their current public school meets the state definition of a “persistently dangerous” school....

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Saturday, February 15, 2020
Meatless Mondays in Hawaii Schools? -- Politicized Veganism Threatens Human Health
By Selected News Articles @ 2:27 AM :: 2886 Views :: Education K-12, Environment, Health Care

...In 2019, Hawaii’s legislature nearly enacted a resolution establishing Meatless Mondays in Hawaii’s public schools....

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Monday, February 10, 2020
DoE's 30-Year Old Computers Crash--Finally Decides to Upgrade
By News Release @ 3:01 PM :: 2118 Views :: Education K-12

...the DOE began taking action after the current system — which has been in place since 1991 — experienced an outage in October 2018 that lasted several weeks, impacting operations and payments to vendors....

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Sunday, February 9, 2020
The ConAm Returns
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 3184 Views :: Education K-12, Rail, Taxes

...to impose a surcharge on real property tax....

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Thursday, February 6, 2020
DoE Funds HSTA Pay Hike Propaganda 'Study'
By News Release @ 2:27 PM :: 2756 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Cost of Living

...The study was done by Augenblick, Palaich and Associates (APA), which (previously demonstrated its reliability by conducting) a salary study in 2014 for HIDOE and the Hawaii State Teachers Association....

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Hawaii DoE Touts AP Test Scores
By News Release @ 2:44 AM :: 2204 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Meanwhile: ACT Scores Released: Hawaii 4th Lowest in USA....

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Monday, January 27, 2020
School Choice Week Hawaii -- 96 events statewide
By News Release @ 3:05 PM :: 1734 Views :: Education K-12

...Aloha State Parents to Explore Education Options for Upcoming School Year....

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Friday, January 24, 2020
Campbell HS: DoE Lawyers Fight Female Athletes Over Technicalities
By Selected News Articles @ 3:38 AM :: 2570 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...it probably costs more to pay the lawyers than to build the lockerroom....

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Hawaii School Choice Week: Education Celebration and Resource Fair
By News Release @ 5:40 PM :: 1679 Views :: Education K-12

...HawaiiKidsCAN will host a one-of-a-kind celebration of K-12 education on Sunday, Jan. 26 3-6pm....

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
DoE Releases Annual School Quality Survey
By News Release @ 3:13 PM :: 1845 Views :: Education K-12

...Parents encouraged to provide feedback on their child’s public school....

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Saturday, January 18, 2020
10 Hawaii Robotics teams qualify for 2020 VEX Worlds
By News Release @ 2:29 PM :: 2234 Views :: Education K-12

...Results of State VEX Robotics Championships....

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
HSTA Pushing ANOTHER Massive Pay Hike with No Accountability
By Andrew Walden @ 2:21 PM :: 3238 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...HSTA got $45M in a contract reopener April 1, 2019.  On December 5, 2019 HSTA and DoE announced a massive pay hike for teachers working in so-called 'hard to fill' positions.  Now in a January 10, 2020, anouncement, the HSTA and Kishimoto are proposing to bump thousands of union members up five steps....

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Sunday, January 5, 2020
Cooling the Schools: The Reality
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 2854 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

...solar powered systems costing an average of $40,000 per classroom have started breaking down or will only work for a short time every day....

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Friday, December 27, 2019
HawaiiLifeSmarts: HS Teams to Compete
By News Release @ 2:10 AM :: 2449 Views :: Education K-12, Family

...Saturday, February 8, 2020, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Campus Center Ballroom....

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Yet Another Campaign for HSTA Pay Hikes
By News Release @ 4:18 AM :: 3057 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...Just 7 months after HSTA's last contract reopener....

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Saturday, November 23, 2019
Maintenance Backlog? DoE Facilities Branch Administrators Build themselves Houses, Apartment Complex
By Andrew Walden @ 2:12 AM :: 5006 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...Don’t get the wrong idea.  DoE employees aren’t lazy bums.  According to reports issued today by the Hawaii State ethics commission, they are working very hard on several very important construction projects—but not for the DoE....

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Friday, November 1, 2019
NAEP reveals Just How Many DoE Students Can't do 'Basic' Work
By News Release @ 3:07 AM :: 2994 Views :: Education K-12

...37% of DoE 4th Graders and 32% of 8th Graders can’t read at a basic level...31% of DoE 4th Graders and 42% of DoE 8th Graders can’t do basic science....

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
HSTA wins award for tobacco control efforts
By News Release @ 7:23 PM :: 3279 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Labor

...teachers union says state should ban flavored vape products....

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Saturday, October 19, 2019
OHA Board approves $3 million in grant funding for Hawaiian-focused charter schools
By News Release @ 2:51 PM :: 2767 Views :: Education K-12, OHA

...Trustees voted today to award Kanu o ka ʻĀina Learning ʻOhana (KALO) with a grant to administer the lion’s share of the $3 million....

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Hawaii: State of Childhood Obesity
By News Release @ 3:51 AM :: 3488 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... age 10-17--obesity rate 11.5%....

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Robotics League Expands into Micronesian Island of Kosrae
By News Release @ 11:15 PM :: 2200 Views :: Education K-12

...High school students on the tiny Micronesian island of Kosrae will be building, programming and competing their own advanced robots for the first time....

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Saturday, October 5, 2019
Several schools see proficiency rates in math fall to single digits
By News Release @ 4:42 AM :: 3813 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Just 3% of Waianae High juniors tested proficient in math last school year, from 11% the year before....

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Thursday, October 3, 2019
Hawaii is one of three states that allows schools to deny students access to school lunches due to unpaid meal debt
By News Release @ 3:41 AM :: 2614 Views :: Education K-12

...Many schools struggle to determine what actions to take when students cannot pay for school meals....

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Auditor: DoE School Impact Fee Illegal and Indefensible
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 4:50 PM :: 4848 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Development, Taxes

...The DOE’s inconsistent and problematic implementation of the school impact fee law calls into question the relevance and appropriateness of the fees that have been collected to date....

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Hawaii Public School Spending 16th Highest per Pupil
By Selected News Articles @ 12:05 AM :: 4355 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living

...and teachers salaries are the lowest in USA when adjusted for cost of living....

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Thursday, September 19, 2019
6 Months After Last Raise--DoE Begins Process of Hiking HSTA Pay Again
By News Release @ 4:34 PM :: 3159 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...Sham Public Meetings Begin Next Round of HSTA Pay Hike Deals....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
MaunaKea: DoE Sup't Reminds Teachers not to 'Coerce' Students
By News Release @ 7:45 PM :: 3410 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment

...our commitment is to protect our learning environment from approaches that may inappropriately influence or coerce students to a particular political viewpoint....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
State of Play: Youth Sports in Hawaii
By News Release @ 4:14 AM :: 3502 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...a snapshot of how well adults are serving youth through sports, including sections describing the sport ecosystem in each of the four counties....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
Registration Open for 2019-2020 Hawaii LifeSmarts Competition
By News Release @ 3:17 AM :: 2229 Views :: Education K-12

...LifeSmarts is a free, national educational program that teaches students critical life skills in five key areas....

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019
DoE Enrollment Drops Again--Charter School Enrollment Up
By News Release @ 4:26 AM :: 3681 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...This year, Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) schools enrolled 167,454 students (down from 168,152 last year) and charter schools enrolled 11,877 students (up from 11,546 last year)....

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Saturday, September 7, 2019
DoE Releases Draft 2030 Promise Plan
By News Release @ 1:24 AM :: 2290 Views :: Education K-12

...A feedback window on the draft of that plan is open through Sept. 20, 2019....

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Thursday, August 29, 2019
DoH: New school immunization requirements
By News Release @ 4:01 AM :: 3697 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Higher Education

...additional immunizations will be required for students entering preschool, kindergarten through grade 12, and colleges/universities in Hawai‘i....

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
LGBT activist: Kamehameha School girls should change in nurse’s station if they don’t like boy in locker room
By News Release @ 9:35 PM :: 5795 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Family

...meanwhile at public schools girls don't have locker rooms for trannies to push their way in to....

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Thursday, August 22, 2019
Cool Schools? DoE Cuts a Little Red Tape
By News Release @ 5:41 PM :: 2505 Views :: Education K-12

...The Schools Directed AC program enables school leaders to initiate the process by requesting an official electrical assessment from HIDOE’s Office of Facilities and Operations to determine where there is sufficient electrical capacity for AC in classrooms....

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Friday, August 16, 2019
DoE Asks Feds to Allow Revised Suspension Numbers--Claims ACLU Suit Based on DoE Inability to Get Numbers Right
By News Release @ 2:48 AM :: 2985 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawai‘i DOE submits request to US Department of Education to amend data submission....

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Hawaii 3rd-Lowest Percentage of Kids in PreSchool
By Selected News Articles @ 6:31 PM :: 4969 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Small Business, Cost of Living

...Hawaii Child Care Costs More than College Tuition....

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