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Thursday, January 09, 2014
Abercrombie Touts Nursery School for 640 Kids
By News Release @ 10:51 PM :: 1911 Views :: Education K-12
Children must be four years old by July 31, 2014, which follows the new kindergarten age requirement, beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. The classrooms will be staffed by DOE teachers and educational assistants.
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Thursday, January 09, 2014
Pono Choices not medically accurate, age appropriate, or complete on STD risks
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 8:08 PM :: 6052 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

After weeks of bureaucratic run-around McDermott finally received a copy of the requested materials....

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Thursday, January 09, 2014
Ed Week: Hawaii DoE scores 77.3% Chance for Success
By News Release @ 3:47 PM :: 2061 Views :: Education K-12

Quality Counts 2014: District Disruption & Revival....

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Thursday, January 09, 2014
Abercrombie Hosts Nursery School Sales Pitch for Legislators
By News Release @ 2:28 AM :: 2874 Views :: Education K-12, Family

Abercrombie’s Executive Office on Early Learning (EOEL) today presented a symposium for the Hawaii State Legislature, the state’s multi-level educational systems and the private sector....

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Wednesday, January 08, 2014
A New Year and New Scholars at Grassroot Institute
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:35 AM :: 2266 Views :: Education K-12
January is School Choice Month!
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Tuesday, December 24, 2013
HSTA Legislative Agenda: Bring Back Pre-Kindergarten
By News Release @ 7:08 PM :: 3019 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

Hawaii State Teachers Association urges the Legislature to support and fund the following....

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013
High Schoolers Dual-Enrolled in College: How Does Hawaii Compare?
By News Release @ 6:28 PM :: 2927 Views :: Education K-12

States increasingly are turning to dual enrollment as a strategy for improving college readiness and access, according to a 50-state database....

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Monday, December 23, 2013
FULL TEXT: Secret Pono Choices Curriculum Exposed
By Tito Montes @ 11:23 PM :: 17854 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

The main philosophy of Advocates for Youth is that children have “sexual rights”....

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Monday, December 23, 2013
DoE: Hawaii leads nation in growth of National Board Certified teachers
By News Release @ 9:22 PM :: 4281 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii now has a total of 469 NBCTs ....

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Saturday, December 21, 2013
There's Nothing Pono About Pono Choices
By Tito Montes @ 3:03 PM :: 5630 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

...Blake Oshiro, out in front of the news cameras to deny that any “parade of horribles” relating to the activist LGBT agenda would ever be unleashed on the people of Hawaii....

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Friday, December 20, 2013
Hawaii’s education department keeping sex-ed curriculum a secret
By Malia Zimmerman @ 2:29 PM :: 3820 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

...McDermott said he should be able to get a copy of the 10-hour curriculum from either the state Department of Education or the University of Hawaii Center on Disability Studies, which developed the $800,000 pilot program....

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Thursday, December 19, 2013
Secret Encounters: DoE Refuses to Release Homosexual Education Curriculum to Legislators
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 3:47 AM :: 4491 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

...In the fastest "investigation" in Hawaii history, 2 weeks, the DOE announced the program will restart. The program will also be expanded to 30 more schools....

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Sunday, December 15, 2013
Fire Hazard: Volcano School Threatened with Closure After Abercrombie Refuses to Release Funds
By Selected News Articles @ 10:53 PM :: 2762 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12

...the elected State Legislature has twice appropriated $618,000 of State construction and improvement funds specifically directed to the VSAS. The Governor of the State Hawaii, exercising what amounts to line item veto, has arbitrarily, for two years, withheld these funds....

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Saturday, December 14, 2013
Homosexual Education Program Back -- 12 Schools Next Semester
By News Release @ 11:29 AM :: 4277 Views :: Education K-12, Family

A review of Pono Choices confirmed the curriculum is ... aligned with ... state law ....

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Thursday, December 12, 2013
Proficiency and Growth: How is Your School Doing?
By News Release @ 7:55 PM :: 2560 Views :: Education K-12

The interactive website allows users to click among multiple data streams comparing the state's Complex Areas, schools and student groups....

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Monday, December 09, 2013
Hale Kula Elementary to Mark 'Hour of Code' at Schoefield
By News Release @ 8:31 PM :: 2958 Views :: Education K-12, Military

Hale Kula’s “Hour of Code” event will include the presentation of a $10,000 check by Code.org and a brief session on computer programming with Hale Kula students....

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Saturday, December 07, 2013
Robotic teams to compete at VEX State Championship
By News Release @ 8:47 PM :: 2249 Views :: Education K-12

Forty middle and high school VEX robotics teams from across the state will compete Dec. 20-21 in the first-ever Hawaii VEX State Championship....

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Saturday, December 07, 2013
Abercrombie Finds $844M, Wants to Spend it on Preschool Vouchers
By News Release @ 12:10 AM :: 2837 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

Abercrombie today announced that the State of Hawaii ended fiscal year 2013 with a positive fund balance of $844 million....

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Friday, December 06, 2013
Atheist Ethics vs Santa: Teachers, Students Cannot 'Believe', 'Make a Wish'
By News Release @ 9:31 PM :: 4350 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, First Amendment

For each letter to Santa that is deposited in the Santa Mail letterbox located at Macy’s stores, Macy’s will donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation....

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Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Brookings: New Evidence Raises Doubts on Abercrombie’s Preschool for All
By Selected News Articles @ 3:34 PM :: 2027 Views :: Education K-12

...supporters of Preschool for All, including some academics who are way out in front of what the evidence says and know it, have turned a blind eye to the mixed and conflicting nature of research findings....

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Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Oahu bus vendors selected for 2014-15 school year
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 1996 Views :: Education K-12

The contracts are among major reform efforts underway since December 2012 to meet recommendations by the State Office of the Auditor....

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Tuesday, December 03, 2013
HCDA, BoE, HHC, LUC: Abercrombie Announces Appointments
By News Release @ 9:01 PM :: 3214 Views :: Education K-12, Development, Hawaii State Government

Grant Y.M. Chun to the Board of Education (BOE); Doreen Napua Gomes to the Hawaiian Homes Commission; Aaron D. Mahi to the Land Use Commission (LUC); and Brian T. Tamamoto to the Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA), Kakaako District....

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Friday, November 29, 2013
DoE Suspends Homosexual Sex Ed Program
By News Release @ 10:20 PM :: 3132 Views :: Education K-12, Family

The Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) will be placing Pono Choices implementation on hold as it conducts another review of the pilot curriculum....

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Thursday, November 28, 2013
Abercrombie’s Pre-K Initiative Driven by National Agenda
By News Release @ 11:55 AM :: 2108 Views :: Education K-12
Education Commission of the States is the only nationwide, nonpartisan interstate compact devoted to education.
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
TIME: Universal Pre-K: No Substitute for a Healthy, Stable Childhood
By NCPA @ 12:04 PM :: 2531 Views :: Education K-12, Family

...parents, not formal education, that make the difference for young children's readiness for school and success once they get there....

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Thursday, November 07, 2013
NAEP Test Results Released: Feds Tout Hawaii as RTTT Success Story
By News Release @ 10:05 AM :: 2548 Views :: Education K-12

Hawaii beats national average in 4th grade math, still lags in other areas ....

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Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Study: Hawaii Child Care Among Least Affordable in USA
By News Release @ 1:51 PM :: 2705 Views :: Education K-12, Family
Parents and the High Cost of Child Care: 2013 Report reveals that families are paying more for child care, and are paying a significant part of their earnings for this care....
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Thursday, October 31, 2013
NCTQ: Hawaii one of Five States to tie Teacher Compensation, Evaluations
By News Release @ 12:41 AM :: 2089 Views :: Education K-12

This report provides a detailed and up-to-date lay of the land on teacher evaluation policies across the 50 states....

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
DoE Admits Graduation Rates Exaggerated--Disabled Students Revised Down 13%
By News Release @ 11:30 PM :: 2192 Views :: Education K-12

Students with disabilities:  Originally reported 73.4% graduation rate, revised to 60.1%....

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Saturday, October 26, 2013
Education Committee to Consider Two School Board Nominees
By News Release @ 11:26 PM :: 2698 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government

Amy Asselbaye and Patricia Halagao ....

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Friday, October 25, 2013
WSJ: The Universal Pre-K Fallacy
By NCPA @ 2:51 PM :: 2631 Views :: Education K-12

Universal pre-kindergarten schooling, every progressive's fondest dream, is back in the news....

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Friday, October 25, 2013
13 States with Gay Marriage: How Education Changed
By Selected News Articles @ 2:41 PM :: 4682 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

California prohibits any school material or instruction that reflects adversely on homosexuality, bisexuality or transgenderism, while prohibiting parents from removing children from classes....

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
State’s Largest Charter School Responds to Arrest of Former Principal
By News Release @ 11:18 PM :: 3258 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

Due to circumstances that were inherited by the current administration, HTA has been held to quarterly audits for the past 20 months....

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Thursday, October 17, 2013
‘Get on Board’ DoE Adds Bus Routes at Four Schools
By News Release @ 3:56 PM :: 2360 Views :: Education K-12

August Ahrens Elementary, Highlands Intermediate, Pearl City High and Waipahu High schools....

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Abercrombie admin and DOE have no answers for same-sex education issues
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 3:42 PM :: 3337 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

Horner suggested that the BOE’s curriculum and civil rights compliance offices, with oversight by the Attorney General, would be the appropriate authorities to make these determinations....

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Friday, October 11, 2013
Legislative Committee Briefings Slated on Early Education, Solar Installations
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 2657 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

Solar October 14 -- Early Education October 16 ....

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Thursday, October 10, 2013
Hawaii churches ask court to dismiss atheists’ baseless lawsuit
By News Release @ 5:49 PM :: 3582 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment, Religion

“These churches have not only faithfully paid all of their rent, they’ve sacrificially given much more in service and funding to the schools and communities they love,” added co-counsel James Hochberg....

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Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Grading character in school
By Rachelle Chang @ 7:36 PM :: 2230 Views :: Education K-12

Today, Hawaii public elementary schools have a three-part report card that evaluates attendance, six general learner outcomes (GLOs), and academic proficiency, with a section for teacher comments. Only one of the GLOs is based on character....

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Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Consumer LifeSmarts: DCCA Launches 10th Annual Statewide Student Competition
By News Release @ 7:45 PM :: 2994 Views :: Education K-12, Cost of Living

...a FREE consumer education competition open to teens in grades 6-12....

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Tuesday, October 08, 2013
AG Louie the Grinch: Subs Won’t get Back Pay for Christmas
By News Release @ 3:08 PM :: 2844 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

In September, Plaintiffs’ counsel was informed that the State anticipates that the earliest date on which payments can be made will be the March 5, 2014 pay date....

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Friday, October 04, 2013
UHERO: Furlough Fridays = Less Juvenile Crime
By UHERO @ 3:12 PM :: 3494 Views :: Education K-12, Law Enforcement

The authors attribute the reduction in crime to two factors. The first is a lack of "concentration" allowing for less opportunity to engage in criminal activity, and the second is possibly increased monitoring by parents....

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Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Hawaii public school enrollment grows by 2,000 students
By News Release @ 11:03 PM :: 1592 Views :: Education K-12

The enrollment gains can be partly attributed to the large number of births in 2008 and more students staying in the state’s public schools....

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Saturday, September 28, 2013
VIDEO: HSTA Leaders talk about priorities for 2013-2014
By Video @ 12:38 AM :: 2793 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

President Wil Okabe shares HSTA’s “Three Priorities” for 2013-2014....

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Friday, September 27, 2013
Hawaii SAT Scores Remain Stagnant
By News Release @ 4:07 PM :: 3311 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education
“While some might see stagnant scores as no news, we at the College Board consider it a call to action,” said College Board President David Coleman
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Friday, September 27, 2013
DoE Buys 'Common Core' K-6 Reading Program for Statewide Use
By News Release @ 12:29 PM :: 2581 Views :: Education K-12

Reading Wonders, the first K-6 reading program built on the Common Core State Standards....

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Thursday, September 26, 2013
Statewide Student Survey Will Grade Teachers
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 2326 Views :: Education K-12

A student survey being administered in Hawaii’s public schools through Oct. 18 will provide educators with critical classroom feedback aimed at improving teaching and learning....

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Thursday, September 26, 2013
PHOTOS: Campbell HS Students Rally for AC
By News Release @ 8:15 PM :: 3232 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

...students from Campbell High School came in force today to the State Capitol to demand air conditioning for their oven-like classrooms....

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Thursday, September 19, 2013
Education: GEAR-UP Hawaii to be Focus of Briefing
By News Release @ 7:38 PM :: 3153 Views :: Education K-12, Higher Education
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 9:30AM Waipahu High School Library
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Thursday, September 19, 2013
UHERO: School Furloughs = Less Crime
By UHERO @ 12:33 PM :: 3682 Views :: Education K-12
...time off from school is associated with significantly fewer juvenile assault and drug-related arrests....
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Saturday, September 14, 2013
Nine Schools Receive Adjustments to Strive HI Performance System Results
By News Release @ 2:33 AM :: 2762 Views :: Education K-12

The revisions were made after further analysis of the system’s criteria....

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