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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
TIME: Universal Pre-K: No Substitute for a Healthy, Stable Childhood
By NCPA @ 12:04 PM :: 2731 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 :: 2716 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 :: 2929 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 :: 2238 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 :: 2356 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 :: 2946 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 :: 2781 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 :: 4962 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 :: 3455 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 :: 2485 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 :: 3645 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 :: 2890 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 :: 3890 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 :: 2387 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 :: 3218 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 :: 3039 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 :: 3772 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 :: 1728 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 :: 2992 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 :: 3553 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 :: 2735 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 :: 2514 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 :: 3478 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 :: 3350 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 :: 3875 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 :: 2913 Views :: Education K-12

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

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Friday, September 13, 2013
Event Celebrates Military Volunteers at Hawaii Schools
By Selected News Articles @ 11:54 PM :: 3474 Views :: Education K-12, Military

More than 300 people attended the Joint Venture Education Forum’s 12th annual meeting, Aug. 29, 2013 at The Salvation Army’s Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Kapolei....

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Public school parents encouraged to complete federal survey cards
By News Release @ 10:55 PM :: 2503 Views :: Education K-12

The annual survey determines the number of federally connected students in the public school system for whom the state receives impact aid funds....

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Fourteen top-performing public schools awarded $1 million
By News Release @ 10:53 PM :: 3190 Views :: Education K-12

...state officials attended a ceremony at Red Hill Elementary – one of the top-performing schools – to present individual awards ranging from $20,000 to $95,000....

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Friday, September 06, 2013
Former Ahrens Elem Principal Charged Falsifying Teacher Training Records
By News Release @ 9:38 PM :: 2986 Views :: Education K-12

...allegedly directing a teacher to file a per diem reimbursement claim for training that did not occur....

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Thursday, September 05, 2013
Superintendent Matayoshi rated 'Exceptional' by Board of Education
By News Release @ 10:30 PM :: 2792 Views :: Education K-12

Members praised the DOE's progress on a host of initiatives to improve student outcomes....

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Thursday, September 05, 2013
3 Things to know about Hawaii’s schools
By Rachelle Chang @ 9:13 PM :: 3164 Views :: Education K-12

It’s been one month since my son started second grade at a public school....

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Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Planned Parenthood Uses Tax Dollars From Obamacare to Push Sex Ed on Hawaii Kids
By Selected News Articles @ 8:59 PM :: 5462 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care, Higher Education
The Hawaii Youth Services Network and the University of Hawaii received almost two million dollars from ... Obamacare—to develop, replicate, and implement “comprehensive sex education” in Hawaii schools....
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Saturday, August 31, 2013
Temptation: Offered Millions, Catholics Reject Abercrombie's Attempt to Re-Write Curriculum
By Selected News Articles @ 4:43 PM :: 4357 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment, Religion

"As tempting as it was to bring in extra funds to our schools, I told the Governor that such a dichotomy is simply not in our way of thinking...."

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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Hawaii DOE gets failing grade for fiscal transparency
By Malia Zimmerman @ 1:55 PM :: 2350 Views :: Education K-12

The DOE listed per-student spending for 2011-12 at $11,583.  But Randall Roth, a University of Hawaii law professor who has worked on education reform issues, said the real number is about $16,000....

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
$18.7 Million Released for State Facilities, Schools
By News Release @ 11:09 PM :: 2743 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government

...capital improvement project (CIP) and grant funds for priority repairs and improvements at state facilities and public schools, as well as installation of a new photovoltaic system....

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Special Ed Victory: Court Finds Act 163 Violates Federal Law
By Selected News Articles @ 9:54 PM :: 2738 Views :: Education K-12

The federal appeals court in Honolulu found that Act 163, which the Hawaii Legislature passed in 2010, contradicts the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)....

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Cato: Hawaii Scores F- Lacks Public School Spending Transparency
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:07 PM :: 3873 Views :: Education K-12
Cracking the Books: How Well Do State Education Departments Report Public School Spending?.
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Fulfilling the Dream
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:54 AM :: 2387 Views :: Education K-12

My own journey—to provide an opportunity for quality education for all children—began in Little Rock, Arkansas....

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Monday, August 26, 2013
Hawaii DoE Gets $1.7M ‘Turnaround’ Grant
By News Release @ 6:16 PM :: 2363 Views :: Education K-12

...to continue efforts to turn around their persistently lowest achieving schools....

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Friday, August 23, 2013
Alex Teece and Lynn Finnegan: “Positive Choices in Education”
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:09 PM :: 3046 Views :: Education K-12

...a special edition of “Hawaii Tomorrow” to discuss education in our islands....

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Friday, August 23, 2013
11th Annual Hawaii Charter School Conference set for October
By News Release @ 12:08 AM :: 2701 Views :: Education K-12
...Hawaii Public Charter Schools Network (HPCSN) is partnering with Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS), Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE), Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) and Hawaii Society for Technology in Education (HSTE)....
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Thursday, August 22, 2013
ACT Scores Fall: Only 30% of Hawaii Students Meet Benchmark
By News Release @ 1:31 AM :: 3330 Views :: Education K-12

The 5,345 Hawaii students, most of whom took the ACT as juniors in 2012 and graduated this past spring, represent about 40 percent of the Class of 2013....

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013
DoE New System 'Report Card' Makes it Looks Good
By News Release @ 3:33 AM :: 3259 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

Recipe for Success: If the test numbers are bad, change the test....

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Monday, August 19, 2013
Preschool Vouchers: Backers Claim Only 52% Support Constitutional Amendment
By News Release @ 5:11 PM :: 2488 Views :: Education K-12

52 percent answered, “Yes,” to amending the Constitution, 43 percent said, “No, ” and 5 percent did not know or refused to answer....

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Common Core: What Obama Wants for Your Children and Grandchildren
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:34 PM :: 2437 Views :: Education K-12

America has reached an education policy fork in the road....

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Saturday, August 10, 2013
9.2% Preschoolers Obese: Hawaii Lowest in Nation
By News Release @ 5:27 PM :: 3318 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

the prevalence of preschool obesity ranged from 9.2% to 17.9%....

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Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Audit: DoE Construction Process Outdated, Inefficient, Inconsistent
By News Release @ 4:08 PM :: 3289 Views :: Education K-12
particularly on neighbor islands, FDB cannot consistently and proactively address maintenance issues, which can develop into costlier repairs....
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Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Farrington HS: First Facility Redesign for Small Learning Communities
By News Release @ 3:25 PM :: 2454 Views :: Education K-12
Farrington High started the new school year with a newly renovated wing ....
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Monday, July 29, 2013
Feds: Hawaii DoE no longer 'High Risk'
By News Release @ 8:33 PM :: 2597 Views :: Education K-12

Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) this morning received notification from the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) that its Race to the Top (RTTT) grant is no longer considered “high-risk”....

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