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Friday, November 21, 2014
UH: Pono Choices Secretly Part of "Human Subject Research"
By News Release @ 8:15 PM :: 5624 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care, Higher Education

"...the Pono Choices survey instruments ... are part of an ongoing research project...."

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Thursday, November 20, 2014
Report: Hawaii DoE 'Ahead of the Curve' on Data Governance
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 3158 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...the number of states sharing teacher performance information with educator preparation programs has more than tripled....

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
U.S. Air Force Colonel joins DOE leadership team
By News Release @ 4:35 PM :: 2856 Views :: Education K-12

From 2011 to 2013, Carlson was the deputy joint base commander at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam....

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Monday, November 17, 2014
Punahou Thanks David Ige for His Financial Contributions
By Andrew Walden @ 1:48 AM :: 4978 Views :: Education K-12, Politicians

Does this mean the Ige administration will break from the HSTA and propose a publicly funded voucher program so we can all give taxpayer money to private schools?

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Teachers Unions Oppose Teacher Accountability Standards in Common Core
By NCPA @ 5:21 PM :: 3627 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

Proposed reforms to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) threaten teacher accountability....

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Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Project AWARE: DoE Awarded $12.7M for Federal Anti-Bullying Program
By News Release @ 12:34 AM :: 3475 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

Staff from three complex areas will receive training and assistance....

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Monday, November 03, 2014
Hawaii taxpayers would spend millions on private preschools if amendment passes
By Malia Zimmerman @ 7:23 AM :: 2647 Views :: Education K-12

Hawaii prohibits government funding of private preschools, but that may change Tuesday....

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Friday, October 31, 2014
DoE Enrollment Drops Under New Kindergarten Plan
By News Release @ 3:52 AM :: 3100 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

But combined enrollment for grades 1-12 continues to grow, with 823 more students in 2014-15....

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Thursday, October 30, 2014
ALEC: Hawaii Educational Progress Ranks 6th in USA
By News Release @ 4:39 PM :: 3645 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...gains/losses on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) fourth and eighth-grade reading and mathematics exams from 2003 to 2013....

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Thursday, October 30, 2014
1st Annual Hawaii School Empowerment Conference
By News Release @ 3:42 PM :: 3235 Views :: Education K-12

November 28 and November 29, 2014 at Moanalua High School....

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Lanai Mom Sues for Hawaiian Language Classes
By Selected News Articles @ 4:11 PM :: 2973 Views :: Education K-12

"The Department of Education has a constitutional mandate to establish a statewide public school system that consists of, among other things, a comprehensive Hawaiian education program...."

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Lava Flow: Schools Closing but Polling Stations Expected to Open
By News Release @ 3:54 PM :: 3872 Views :: Education K-12, Office of Elections

Keonepoko and Pahoa High School will remain as election polling sites for the General Election on Tuesday, November 4....

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Monday, October 27, 2014
VIDEO: David Ige 2.0 Event Highlights Record Of Failed Policies
By Video @ 4:18 AM :: 3725 Views :: Education K-12, Politicians, Taxes

Senator Ige Leaves Door Open For More Excise Taxes, Jokes About Hot School Crisis....

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Sunday, October 26, 2014
VIDEO: Ige Voted to Approve Furlough Fridays
By Video @ 8:48 PM :: 5936 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii History, Labor, Politicians

...Furlough Fridays, as they ACTUALLY happened, including David Ige's role....

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Saturday, October 25, 2014
Hawaii Welfare Pays Better Than Teaching, Military
By Selected News Articles @ 1:40 AM :: 4808 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...the magnitude of these payments exceeds the average salary of an American teacher, as well as a soldier deployed in Afghanistan, by at least $10,000 per year....

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Friday, October 24, 2014
Video: Improving Public Schools with Randy Roth
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:43 PM :: 2708 Views :: Education K-12

...what he hopes to accomplish with a newly established educational think-tank....

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Students Now Facing More Cuts, Higher Costs Under Ige's Budget Leadership
By News Release @ 11:11 PM :: 3523 Views :: Education K-12, Politicians

The Department of Education announced today that it will need additional emergency funding in order to avoid cutting bus routes and increasing the cost of school lunches....

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BoE: Matayoshi No Longer 'Exceptional'
By News Release @ 1:40 PM :: 2483 Views :: Education K-12

“The overall performance grade is ‘Exceeds Expectations,’ which is one step below the prior year....

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Hawaii DoE Presents Next Biennium Budget--Unions Take $231M Bite
By News Release @ 1:29 PM :: 2801 Views :: Education K-12

Enrollment dipped somewhat this year due to a change in the cutoff age for students to be eligible for kindergarten....

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Friday, October 17, 2014
Hawaii Named a ‘Top 10 State for Afterschool’
By News Release @ 1:34 AM :: 3111 Views :: Education K-12, Family

New Household Survey Finds that Unmet Demand for Afterschool Programs in the State Persists....

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Thursday, October 16, 2014
No Long-Term Gains from Universal Preschool
By NCPA @ 2:54 PM :: 2571 Views :: Education K-12

...studies have been done on the value of preschool programs, and the results are not positive for preschool supporters....

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Thursday, October 16, 2014
Ana: Big Island Schools Closed Friday, Governor Issues Emergency Proclamation
By News Release @ 1:49 AM :: 3004 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government

Tropical Storm Ana is expected to strengthen over the next 12 hours, forcing the closure of all Hawaii Island public schools on Friday....

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Hawaii students get gift cards to participate in sex education program
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:15 AM :: 3729 Views :: Education K-12, Family

...The gift cards, valued at between $10 and $20 each, are issued to 11, 12 and 13-year-olds....

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Tuesday, October 07, 2014
UH Bribes 'Pono Choices' Students With $52,200.00 in gift cards
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 5:39 PM :: 4460 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

...Students, the teachers, and community liaisons were given over $52,000.00 in gift cards in violation of Hawaii State law....

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Monday, October 06, 2014
15 public schools earn $230,000 for high achievement
By News Release @ 11:26 PM :: 2747 Views :: Education K-12

Schools that earned the "Recognition" status in the Strive HI Performance System represent the top five percent of schools in the state....

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Friday, October 03, 2014
Ige's Bungling Leaves Charter School Students Sitting on Buckets
By News Release @ 1:29 AM :: 3750 Views :: Education K-12, Politicians

“She sits on a white seven-gallon bucket with a black top....”

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
1,400 Older Special Ed Students May Benefit from Class Action Lawsuit Victory
By News Release @ 5:35 AM :: 3196 Views :: Education K-12

On September 29, 2014, class counsel mailed out letters to individuals we are aware of who were affected by Act 163....

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Monday, September 29, 2014
Hawaii is the 5th Worst State for Teachers
By News Release @ 1:00 PM :: 4002 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

WalletHub analyzed the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 18 key metrics....

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Thursday, September 25, 2014
Fired chief procurement officer blows whistle on Hawaii DOE procurement troubles
By Malia Zimmerman @ 6:43 PM :: 4284 Views :: Education K-12

The former chief procurement officer for the Hawaii Department of Education has filed a whistleblower lawsuit....

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Education Institute of Hawaii: 'Voice of Hawaii School Principals'
By News Release @ 7:01 PM :: 4922 Views :: Education K-12

...The Education Institute of Hawaii, a public education think tank, has been formed to explore ways of empowering teachers, principals and parents in their common goal of helping each student thrive....

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Monday, September 22, 2014
VIDEO: Yes on 4 a 'Yes Brainer'
By Video @ 9:34 PM :: 2587 Views :: Education K-12

Hawaii was, until this summer, one of only ten states not funding a statewide preschool system....

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Monday, September 22, 2014
HSTA Launches Campaign Against Preschool Voucher program
By News Release @ 6:25 PM :: 3516 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...Starting today, the Hawaii State Teachers Association is launching a statewide informational campaign....

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Monday, September 22, 2014
Class Action Suit Seeks Treatment for Autistic Children in Hawaii
By News Release @ 2:01 PM :: 3649 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...accusing the State of Hawai`i Department of Human Services of denying critically needed treatment for autistic children....

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Friday, September 19, 2014
Aiona Only Candidate to Release Policy Initiatives
By News Release @ 3:13 PM :: 4948 Views :: Education K-12, Homelessness, Politicians, Republican Party

...a detailed plan with practical solutions for our state’s toughest issues: Homelessness, Affordable Housing, and Education....

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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Public school students earning AP honors at all-time high
By News Release @ 4:04 PM :: 3812 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

Hawaii's AP test-taking rate and passing rate has significantly increased in recent years. The number of students receiving AP honors has steadily risen since 2012, when 385 students were named scholars.....

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
McDermott Responds to “Revised” Pono Choices Program
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 3:51 AM :: 3404 Views :: Education K-12, Family

Rep Bob McDermott responds to 'revised' Pono Choices program....

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Strive HI appeals lead to slight changes in school, state results
By News Release @ 11:56 PM :: 2931 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...statewide reading and science proficiency rates improve slightly over previously reported figures, after adjustments were made to 12 schools' data....

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Thursday, September 11, 2014
Autism Scholarship Program Provides Tailored Education
By News Release @ 2:22 PM :: 2509 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

...Students can begin receiving an Autism Scholarship as early as age 3....

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Monday, September 08, 2014
Islamic Gulen Cult Pours Money into Takai Campaign
By Andrew Walden @ 12:16 AM :: 8535 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Military, Politicians

Cult members laboring for the Imam under "Tuzuk contracts" are obligated to kick back all of their salaries beyond a bare minimum needed to survive....

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Friday, September 05, 2014
Controversial sex education program reinstated in Hawaii public schools
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:48 PM :: 4304 Views :: Education K-12, Family

...the program for middle school students will include some key revisions....

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Thursday, September 04, 2014
DoE: Pono Choices is Back for 2014-15 School Year
By News Release @ 7:12 PM :: 3506 Views :: Education K-12, Family

The updated Pono Choices curriculum is one of seven sexual health education programs available to DOE middle schools. Beginning in the 2014-15 school year, all parents must sign an opt-in form permitting their children to participate....

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Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Teachers in Honolulu Lowest Adjusted Salary in USA
By News Release @ 4:14 AM :: 4306 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

The median adjusted salaries in the 60 metro areas range from $32,312 in Honolulu, Hawaii to $73,078 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin....

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Monday, August 25, 2014
Chronic Absenteeism in Hawaii's public schools plummets 39 percent
By News Release @ 10:49 PM :: 4042 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

The percentage of students absent 15 days or more in the 2013-14 school year dropped to 11 percent from 18 percent a year ago....

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Friday, August 22, 2014
Duncan Announces One Year Delay in Teacher Evaluations
By News Release @ 3:55 AM :: 2969 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...I believe testing issues today are sucking the oxygen out of the room....

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
ACT Score Report: Hawaii Students Least Ready for College
By Selected News Articles @ 6:42 PM :: 4666 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii ranked lowest, with an average composite score of 18.2....

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Accountability: DoE Identifies Almost All Teachers as Effective
By News Release @ 2:59 AM :: 3166 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...0.2 percent of teachers were rated unsatisfactory, which means teachers do not show evidence of effective teacher practice, positive student outcomes....

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Monday, August 18, 2014
OHA Awards $1.5M to Charter Schools
By News Release @ 2:58 PM :: 2972 Views :: Education K-12, OHA

...The OHA grant is expected over the next year to help the 17 Hawaiian-focused charter schools, which make up the Nā Lei Na'auao...

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Friday, August 15, 2014
Report: 14% of Hawaii HS Grads Leave State Within 12 Months
By Selected News Articles @ 2:40 PM :: 3713 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...four members of the Western collaborative -- Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon and Washington -- agreed to share educational and workforce data....

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Friday, August 15, 2014
Non-Teachers Make Up Half of Public School Workforce
By NCPA @ 10:28 AM :: 2660 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...25 percent of education expenditures going to non-teacher salaries and benefits....

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Thursday, August 14, 2014
Pono Choices May Violate State, Federal Laws
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 3:57 AM :: 3896 Views :: Education K-12, Family

...the DOE's implementation of Pono Choices violated several safeguards contained in the Federal Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)....

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