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Monday, November 22, 2021
HSTA encourages teachers to apply for sabbatical leave
By News Release @ 9:31 PM :: 617 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... Teachers may apply for one semester or for the entire school year ....

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Ige Announces $365M in CIP
By News Release @ 3:05 AM :: 634 Views :: DHHL, Education K-12, Hawaii State Government

... These funds were released in October 2021 ....

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Full Text: HPD Point-by-Point Debunk of ACLU After Arrest of 10-Year-Old Girl
By News Release @ 1:27 PM :: 1030 Views :: Education K-12, Police

... if the requested policy changes were in place, this would not have changed the outcome of the present case. A threat to shoot and kill another student is, and must be considered to be, "a threat of significant harm to someone," which you acknowledge is something officers could arrest a student for on school property. Thus, the arrest of your client on school property is consistent with your own assessment of the situation. ...

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Monday, November 8, 2021
​Kalihi Uka Elementary hosts first HIDOE school-based vaccination clinic for elementary students
By News Release @ 7:47 PM :: 518 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... More than 100 public schools are registered to host vaccination clinics in the coming weeks ....

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Pfizer Vax Immediately Available for Children 5-11
By News Release @ 3:14 AM :: 582 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... The Hawai‘i Department of Health is authorizing certified vaccination providers to administer Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children age 5-11 immediately ....

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Monday, November 1, 2021
HIDOE seeking feedback to develop financial literacy content standards
By News Release @ 4:19 PM :: 646 Views :: Education K-12

... The financial literacy feedback form is open until November 15 ....

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Saturday, October 30, 2021
Seminar: Teachers Union Pushing Transsexual Agenda
By News Release @ 5:29 PM :: 1502 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Labor

... Transgender 101 for Educators Presented by the HSTA Human and Civil Rights Committee ....

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Friday, October 22, 2021
A+ Fees to Increase 67%
By News Release @ 9:02 PM :: 797 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes, Cost of Living

... Monthly fees for A+ programming will be increasing from $120 to $200 ....

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Thursday, October 21, 2021
Substitute shortage reported in urban and rural schools across the state
By News Release @ 2:31 PM :: 720 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... 100+ substitute positions are unfilled daily with others diverted to fill-in ....

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021
10-year-old girl arrested at Honowai Elem School--ACLU Demands $500K
By News Release @ 4:57 AM :: 2309 Views :: Education K-12, Law Enforcement

... a parent complained to school officials about a sketch N.B. and other students had drawn in response to another student bullying N.B. The parent unreasonably insisted that school officials call the police ....

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Monday, October 18, 2021
COVID Emergency Rules: HSTA to file complaint with Hawaii Labor Relations Board
By News Release @ 6:56 PM :: 889 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

"...The suspension of Chapter 89 sets a dangerous precedent...."

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Sunday, October 17, 2021
Panorama: Hawaii DoE Paying Zuckerberg Company to Collect Data on Students
By Andrew Walden @ 10:32 PM :: 3139 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

... Panorama’s ‘Social Emotional Learning Survey’ is a veritable roadmap to manipulate their minds via social media ....

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Sunday, October 17, 2021
No, DOE, You’re Not God
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1079 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

... DOE told HSTA the Governor’s Emergency Proclamation suspends Hawaii law governing collective bargaining in public employment ....

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Saturday, October 16, 2021
COVID Shutdowns Boost Hawaii Youth Obesity Rates
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 754 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... High School Students --  16.4% Obesity Rate 15 of 51 Hawaii state rank ....

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Sunday, October 10, 2021
Hiding the Failure: DoE Stops Teacher Evaluations
By News Release @ 5:22 PM :: 941 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... Evaluation paused this school year for effective teachers ... Probationary teachers will still be evaluated, but with fewer observations ....

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Saturday, October 9, 2021
HSTA Demands Schools Teach so-called 'Critical Race Theory'
By News Release @ 5:29 AM :: 3431 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii History, Labor

"Manufactured attacks on critical race theory aim to dismantle ongoing efforts to provide an equitable education for all keiki" -- HSTA

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Thursday, October 7, 2021
HIDOE takes no action on pandemic grievances, citing suspension of collective bargaining law
By News Release @ 10:28 PM :: 750 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

... HSTA immediately files demands for arbitration ....

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Monday, September 27, 2021
Friends and Family Plan: How Education Consultant 'Earns' $25K
By News Release @ 4:02 AM :: 996 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

... State Public Charter School Commission Employee: Gifts; Gifts Disclosure Statements; Fair Treatment ....

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Sunday, September 26, 2021
Best States for Teachers? Hawaii Ranks 44th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:54 AM :: 1023 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living

... Earlier in 2021, teachers in many schools across the U.S. had to provide online-only instruction to students...a massive number of students experienced significant learning loss ....

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Monday, September 20, 2021
Project POKE: Build Satellites in the Classroom
By Samuel Wilder King II @ 3:34 PM :: 632 Views :: Education K-12

... an amazing opportunity for Middle and High School keiki to build satellites in their classrooms ....

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Thursday, September 9, 2021
89% of DoE Employees Vaxxed--Lower on Maui
By News Release @ 3:20 AM :: 1037 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, COVID-19

...the Hāna-Lahainaluna-Duckburg Complex Area is the lowest at 75%....

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021
HSTA files class grievances over COVID school conditions, testing mandate
By News Release @ 4:05 PM :: 949 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

"HIDOE has thus far refused to formally engage in the bargaining process, preferring only to sit informally over these issues...."

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Sunday, September 5, 2021
Registration Opens for 2021-2022 Hawaii LifeSmarts Competition
By News Release @ 2:56 AM :: 835 Views :: Education K-12

... LifeSmarts is a free national educational program that teaches students critical life skills through online quizzes and in-person competitions covering five key areas: Personal Finance, Consumer Rights & Responsibilities, Health & Safety, the Environment, and Technology .... 

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Thursday, September 2, 2021
DoE Enrollment Down 1.7% for 2021-22
By News Release @ 3:03 AM :: 1000 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Enrollment at Hawaii's public and charter schools for the 2021-22 school year decreased to 171,600 students, compared with enrollment of 174,704 students at the start of last school year — a difference of 1.7% ....

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Saturday, August 28, 2021
How Much COVID does your school have?
By News Release @ 2:41 AM :: 1326 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Campbell HS is #1 followed by Waipahu, Kapolei, and Farrington ....

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Friday, August 20, 2021
List: Did Your School Have COVID this week?
By News Release @ 1:46 PM :: 1250 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Total cases: 383 (of these, 276 cases had no HIDOE facility impact) ....

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Monday, August 16, 2021
NEA announces support for educator vaccine and testing requirement
By News Release @ 2:25 AM :: 995 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

... HSTA parent union supports Ige's mandatory vaccination-or-testing program .... 

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Saturday, August 14, 2021
List: Did Your School Have COVID this week?
By News Release @ 2:47 AM :: 1255 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... This week's total cases: 325 (70 cases with no HIDOE facility impact) ....

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Saturday, August 14, 2021
HIDOE to implement weekly COVID-19 testing requirement
By News Release @ 1:38 AM :: 1106 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

... Employees who certify and provide proof of full vaccination will not be subject to testing requirement ....

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021
The Breath of Life
By Joni Kamiya @ 1:38 AM :: 1255 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... There’s always some excuse as to why they have not taken the vaccine ....

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Saturday, August 7, 2021
List: Did Your School Have COVID this week?
By News Release @ 1:19 AM :: 2011 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... DoE reports 105 COVID cases this week but 78 'have no DoE facility impact' ....

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Friday, August 6, 2021
Feds Give Hawaii DoE $137M to Support School Reopening
By News Release @ 11:51 AM :: 910 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

“Our priorities are centered around our efforts to safely begin the new school year with in-person learning...."

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021
DoE: No Vax--No Sports
By News Release @ 5:08 PM :: 1130 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... Due to state’s high positivity rate, fall athletic season delayed until all student-athletes and adults working in athletics are vaccinated ....

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Public comments sought regarding HIDOE's request for additional fiscal flexibility under ESEA
By News Release @ 4:58 PM :: 837 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... The Department is seeking feedback through Aug. 31 regarding its waiver request for flexibilities afforded under the CARES Act ....

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Parker School Announces Vaccine Requirement
By News Release @ 12:39 AM :: 1185 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12, COVID-19

... “Requiring students ages 12 and older and employees to be vaccinated is a new and important addition to our health and safety protocols” ....

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Monday, August 2, 2021
'Safe Return to Schools' -- Ige Outlines Plan
By News Release @ 11:37 PM :: 887 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

"...in-person learning is, for most students, critical for their academic and social success, as well as their overall wellbeing...."

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Monday, August 2, 2021
'Keep Your Kids at Home' -- HSTA Plans Chaos for Opening Day
By Video @ 11:20 PM :: 1222 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

"... parents still have the option to keep their children at home until they feel it is safe ...."

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Monday, August 2, 2021
Mayor Victorino requests postponement of return to classroom learning
By News Release @ 4:05 AM :: 1147 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, COVID-19

... Hawaii public schools stand ready to reopen classrooms for the new school year on Tuesday, August 3, even though the Hawaii Department of Health reports the state’s COVID positivity rate has climbed 163% over the past two weeks ....

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021
DoH Releases COVID Guidance for School Reopening
By News Release @ 10:30 AM :: 1053 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

"...Promoting COVID-19 vaccination among all staff and eligible students 12 years of age and older...."

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Hawaii -- Worst ACT Scores in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 12:12 AM :: 1960 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... but don't worry. DoE and HSTA are working to solve this problem by eliminating standardized testing ....

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Thursday, July 22, 2021
DoE Announces In-Person and Distance Learning Programs for 2021-22
By News Release @ 4:40 AM :: 1220 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

... How can the HSTA manipulate this program to shut down schools? ....

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Monday, July 19, 2021
COVID School Closures: Who are we trying to protect?
By Selected News Articles @ 11:58 PM :: 1374 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... We say it’s for the safety of your children, but it is clear that the decisions Hawaii is making in regards to COVID policies are for the sake of some adults ....

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Sunday, July 18, 2021
All public school students to receive free meals throughout school year 2021-22
By News Release @ 3:09 PM :: 1055 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... thanks to a nationwide waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The waiver aims to minimize the possible spread of COVID-19 at schools across the country by eliminating meal payment transactions in school cafeterias ....

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021
HSTA Continues to Push So-Called 'Distance Learning' for fall term
By News Release @ 10:09 PM :: 1320 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

... For every teacher the state dedicates to distance learning when students return to class in August, it would need to pull a teacher out of the classroom, state Schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto said Tuesday ....

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Thursday, July 8, 2021
HB613: HGEA Cheers Veto of Teachers' Bonus
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 1304 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

"...Any changes to your salary and conditions of employment must be negotiated and it was wrong for the Legislature to interfere with the bargaining process...."

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Senators Override Five Ige Vetoes--More to Come
By News Release @ 2:18 AM :: 1373 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes, Tourism

... The Senate will reconvene on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 3:00pm to reconsider a potential veto override of HB53 and vote on proposed floor amendments to meet the Governor’s objections in his veto message for HB54, HB1299 and SB589 ....

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Ige Announces Final 26 Vetoes
By News Release @ 2:05 AM :: 1405 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government, Taxes, Tourism

... Ige announced that he has vetoed 26 of the 28 bills on his Intent to Veto list ....

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Monday, July 5, 2021
CDC: 98.7% of Hawaii Students Excluded from In-person Learning, Worst in USA
By News Release @ 4:18 PM :: 1642 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Access to in person learning varied by state with the lowest mean percent of all students with access in Hawaii (1.3%) and highest in Wyoming and Montana (100%) ....

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Friday, July 2, 2021
BOE chair says board will consider distance learning options
By News Release @ 8:15 PM :: 1188 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... the board will discuss distance learning options for next school year at its next meeting on July 15, just a little more than two weeks before most public school students are scheduled to return to class ....

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Ethics: School Principal Gives $43K in 'Cash Advances', Runs up credit card
By News Release @ 4:14 AM :: 1379 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

"...the Governing Board failed to manage the financial performance of the school...."

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