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Sunday, September 25, 2022
Our Kids Are Going Away
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 285 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Not considering charter schools, enrollment dropped from 168,152 in 2018-19 to 156,518 in 2022-23, and it is projected to decrease further to 148,096 by 2027-28 ....

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Saturday, September 17, 2022
Public Schools Lose 1.9% of Students--But Charter Schools Continue to Grow
By News Release @ 4:01 AM :: 698 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... families’ leading reason for removing their students from public schools is for relocation to mainland states ....

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Free County Bus Passes Answer to School Bus Driver Shortage
By News Release @ 6:51 PM :: 602 Views :: Education K-12

... The goal is to increase high school student ridership on county bus services so that underutilized school buses can be reassigned to restore canceled and consolidated routes ....

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Monday, September 12, 2022
School Choice: Hawaii Ranks Dead Last
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:40 PM :: 908 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii is #41 in overall education freedom. The state ranks last in School Choice but fourth in Regulation ....

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Registration Open for 2022-2023 Hawaii LifeSmarts Competition.
By News Release @ 2:28 PM :: 497 Views :: Education K-12

... DCCA is pleased to announce the resumption of a full program that includes an in-person, gameshow-style State Competition ....

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Saturday, September 3, 2022
Hawaii BoE Strategic Planning Engagement Survey
By News Release @ 4:49 PM :: 560 Views :: Education K-12

... part of a comprehensive community engagement process to develop the strategic plan for Hawaii’s public education system ....

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Hawaii Teachers Earn 18.7% More than Average--6th Highest in USA
By News Release @ 4:21 AM :: 987 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... We compared the average salary of primary and secondary school teachers to the average salary for all jobs in each state .... 

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Sunday, August 28, 2022
Dept. of Education Welcomes Two New $190K Hires
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1007 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Labor

... in excess of $579,000 once fringe benefits are factored in ....

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Sunday, August 21, 2022
More Cleavage: HSTA Cheers Gay-Friendly Dress Code
By News Release @ 1:31 AM :: 1338 Views :: Education K-12

... “doing the happy dance” ....

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Sunday, August 14, 2022
Honolulu announces free week of fares for TheBus
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 686 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Rail

... starting August 22 to August 26, 2022. The free fare week is timed with the back-to-school jam ....

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Thursday, August 11, 2022
State Having Hard Time Giving Away Internet Discounts
By News Release @ 6:47 AM :: 791 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... more than 29,000 households across Hawai‘i are enrolled in the ACP, providing more than $7 million in benefits locally. It is estimated that more than 100,000 Hawai‘i households could qualify ....

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Mental Health Pandemic for Youth
By News Release @ 4:52 AM :: 725 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... overall child well-being--Hawaii Ranks 22nd ....

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Sunday, August 7, 2022
HSTA Forced to Stop Enrolling Hawaii Teachers in Illegal For-Profit Education Scheme
By Andrew Walden @ 12:45 AM :: 1932 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Higher Education, Labor

... According the a July 18, 2022 letter from the US Department of Education, EGCC was illegally looting Pell Grant money to provide ‘free’ tuition ....

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Early Education: Hawaii Pays the Most Per Pupil
By Selected News Articles @ 9:57 PM :: 800 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... States with the Best & Worst Early Education Systems ....

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Tuesday, August 2, 2022
FDA: Puberty Blocker Side Effects Include Brain Swelling, Blindness
By Video @ 4:17 PM :: 1113 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

... Tulsi Gabbard Accuses Biden Administration of ‘Dangerously Promoting Child Abuse’ ....

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Thursday, July 14, 2022
DOH: Masking optional in updated school guidance
By Video @ 12:36 PM :: 752 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... HIDOH provides revised guidance effective Aug. 1 ....

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Friday, July 1, 2022
Governor tells HSTA he will OK $164.5M teacher pay funds
By News Release @ 10:00 PM :: 822 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

"... Implementation may take time, but HSTA will ensure retroactivity to July 1 ...."

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Monday, June 27, 2022
How Many Anti-Vaxxers at Your School?
By News Release @ 4:35 PM :: 1404 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, COVID-19

... A Map of Regressive Progressives:  School by school data shows anti-vaxxers concentrated in areas known for anti-GMO and anti-Superferry protests ....

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Saturday, June 25, 2022
On 50th Anniversary of Title IX, Hirono Blocks GOP Attempt to Advance Anti-Transgender Legislation
By News Release @ 8:04 PM :: 742 Views :: Education K-12

... meanwhile ... 9th Circuit Allows Class Action Suit over Lack of Female Locker Rooms in Hawaii DoE Schools ....

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Saturday, June 25, 2022
‘Essentially Erase Women’: Tulsi Gabbard Slams Biden Admin’s Overhaul of Title IX
By Selected News Articles @ 4:28 AM :: 1180 Views :: Education K-12, Family

“...They’re saying that there is no such thing as a woman....”

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Saturday, June 25, 2022
The Hawaiʻi State Public Charter School Commission Approves Two New Charter Schools
By News Release @ 4:03 AM :: 662 Views :: Education K-12

... The two newly approved schools are Namahana School, which will be located in Kalihiwai on the north side of the island of Kauaʻi, and Kūlia Academy, which will be located in Kalihi on the island of Oʻahu ....

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Thursday, June 23, 2022
S. 2907 Federal 'Truth and Healing Commission' will dig for Bodies at Kamehameha School
By Andrew Walden @ 2:36 PM :: 1412 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii History

... Waihee operative Norma Wong -- kitted out with a spanking new Hawaiian name ‘Kawelokū’ -- was sent, June 22, 2022, to denounce Kamehameha Schools and Lahainaluna School before the Sen Brian Schatz’ Indian Affairs Committee ‘Oversight Hearing on Indian Boarding Schools' ....

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Thursday, June 23, 2022
Oahu Schoolteacher Detained on Charge of Sexually Exploiting Minor Student
By News Release @ 5:29 AM :: 930 Views :: Education K-12, Law Enforcement

... Individuals with information, or those who believe they are a victim, are urged to immediately contact the Honolulu FBI at (808) 673-2705 or BunagInvestigation@fbi.gov ....

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Thursday, June 9, 2022
Transsexualize Your Child: Hawaii Teachers Union Publishes Toolkit
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 1580 Views :: Education K-12, Family

... all the ways HSTA is working to recruit your son ....

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Thursday, June 9, 2022
Hawai‘i Youth Challenge Academy Graduates 83 Students
By News Release @ 5:41 PM :: 613 Views :: Education K-12, Military

... the program’s first graduating class in Hawai‘i to graduate with a 100% post-program employment rate, and official accreditation status ....

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Racial Equality in Education -- Hawaii Ranks 11th
By Selected News Articles @ 9:08 PM :: 565 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... data compares the difference between white and black Americans in areas such as high school and college degrees, test scores and graduation rates ....

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Saturday, June 4, 2022
Hawaii Mission Academy Sued Over ‘White Privilege’ Attack on Hapa Girl
By Andrew Walden @ 11:22 PM :: 2894 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

... How much money will Hawaii private school boards be willing to pay lawyers for the ‘privilege’ of pushing this latest pseudo-intellectual academic fad on their students? ....

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Sunday, May 29, 2022
Report: Federal funding flaw shortchanges Hawaii's school nutrition programs
By Selected News Articles @ 3:40 AM :: 586 Views :: Education K-12

... The Hawaii State Department of Education is paying tens of millions of dollars to feed Hawaiian school children due to a flaw in the funding method used by the federal government ....

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Sunday, May 29, 2022
83 public schools to offer summer meals
By News Release @ 3:35 AM :: 583 Views :: Education K-12

... to ensure that children continue to receive balanced nutrition during the summer break ....

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Monday, May 23, 2022
Ige Signs HB1848: “Hawaii Student Journalism Protection Act”
By News Release @ 5:56 PM :: 923 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment

... Hawaii is the sixteenth state to adopt such protections, known nationally as “New Voices” laws. ...

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Friday, May 20, 2022
Split BOE selects Keith Hayashi as superintendent
By News Release @ 1:01 PM :: 1243 Views :: Education K-12

... Hayashi will be a Superintendent for People who think things are just fine at DoE ....

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Thursday, May 12, 2022
Interior Department Lumps Kamehameha and Lahaianaluna in with 'Indian Boarding Schools'
By News Release @ 2:53 AM :: 1293 Views :: Akaka Bill, Education K-12, Hawaii History

"... 1819 to 1969, the federal Indian boarding school system consisted of 408 federal schools across 37 states or then territories, including 21 schools in Alaska and 7 schools in Hawaii ...." -- US DoI report

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Top 10 Hawaii Public High Schools Ranked
By Selected News Articles @ 5:43 PM :: 1194 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... from US News and World Report ....

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Sunday, May 1, 2022
Three DoE superintendent finalists revealed
By News Release @ 8:24 PM :: 832 Views :: Education K-12

... May 19 the board will interview and take action on the finalists at a special public meeting ....

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022
SB2819: Teacher pay bill emerges from conference committees
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 1224 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... $7,000 pay hike and more fake 'professional development' time to escape actual teaching ....

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Class of 2022 high school graduation ceremonies scheduled
By News Release @ 4:26 AM :: 908 Views :: Education K-12

... dates and locations ....

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022
​One-time teacher pay increase could cost Hawaii millions
By Selected News Articles @ 3:01 PM :: 927 Views :: Education K-12

... Senate Bill 2819 could cost the state $94 million, according to an estimate from the Senate Education Committee. The money would go to about 8,000 HSTA members ....

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Thursday, March 31, 2022
Ige Appoints Five to BoE and Two to BoR
By News Release @ 3:42 AM :: 1129 Views :: Education K-12, Higher Education

 ... The appointments are subject to approval by the Senate .... 

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022
More than 30 Hawaii VEX Robotics teams qualify for World event
By News Release @ 9:00 PM :: 728 Views :: Education K-12

... the Hawaii VEX Robotics State Championships held in February and March qualified 32 out of 77 Hawaii VEX robotics teams to advance to the 2022 VEX Robotics World Championship in Dallas, May 3-12 ....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022
College enrollment down sharply
By News Release @ 4:28 AM :: 1097 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

... public universities were hit the hardest with a 13.2 drop in new freshmen enrollment over the two-year pandemic period ....

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Friday, March 25, 2022
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 11:55 PM :: 1023 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

... HB1697 Becomes Resolution: Let the Keiki do the Dirty Work ....

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Wednesday, March 23, 2022
HB2125 Deferred: Would Criminalize Parental Involvement in Education
By Brett Kulbis @ 11:52 PM :: 2998 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment, COVID-19

... Senator Kidani Education Committee Chair, announced bill 2125 will be deferred, sighting a "fracturing of relationships between DOE and our special education families and community" ....

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Sunday, March 20, 2022
HSTA Seminar: How to Transsexualize K-12 Students
By News Release @ 8:07 PM :: 2216 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Labor

... The Hawaii State Teachers Association Human and Civil Rights (HCR) Committee is proud to present its 2022 Social Justice Summit on Sunday, April 3, on Zoom. This event is free and open to the public ....

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Sunday, March 13, 2022
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 5:47 PM :: 1417 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Life

... HB1697 Sex Ed Bill Update and Rally ....

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Monday, March 7, 2022
HB1697: DoE to Promote Sex Change for K-12 Students
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 3:41 AM :: 1743 Views :: Education K-12, Family

... to teach our children that gender is "fluid", and that it is normal for kids to change orientation and identities ....

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Saturday, February 26, 2022
Heroic HSTA Steward Keeps Teachers out of Classroom
By News Release @ 11:43 PM :: 1253 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

... In August 2021, nine teachers were absent from their classrooms, but the school could only secure four substitute teachers. So the principal, Thomas Swan, texted academic coaches and other non-classroom teachers to fill the remaining openings ....

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Saturday, February 26, 2022
SB3209: $16M Pay Hike and Less Classroom Time for Teachers
By News Release @ 10:52 PM :: 908 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... SB 3209 D1 would appropriate around $16 million to fund the restoration of 'professional development' for educators ....

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Sunday, February 20, 2022
SB2819: $26K Pay Hike for Teachers Outside Collective Bargaining
By News Release @ 2:10 AM :: 1604 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... 8,700 of Hawaii’s 13,500 public and charter school teachers would have their annual salaries adjusted anywhere from $7,700 to $26,000 under SB2819, depending on their years of service ....

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Friday, February 18, 2022
Student Press Freedom: Hawaii considers ‘New Voices’ legislation as Senate version clears first legislative hurdles
By Selected News Articles @ 12:57 PM :: 1236 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment

... Senate Bill 214, and its House companion HB 781, are patterned on the Student Press Law Center’s “New Voices” model legislation ....

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Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Waipahu HS Team Wins Hawaii Lifesmarts Competition
By News Release @ 11:13 PM :: 924 Views :: Education K-12

... The game-show style competition tests students on their knowledge of personal finance, health and safety, the environment, technology, and consumer rights and responsibilities through an individual test, “speed smarts” activity, and game-show style buzzer rounds ....

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