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Thursday, July 25, 2013
Abercrombie: Obama Speech Gives Me Excuse to Double Down on Pre-K Scheme
By News Release @ 2:06 AM :: 2313 Views :: Education K-12

"...make the investment ... now...."

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Monday, July 22, 2013
Rewrite of No Child Left Behind Passes House
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:35 PM :: 2183 Views :: Education K-12

the proposal would eliminate Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)....

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Sunday, July 21, 2013
Solar Scam: DoE Overpays $612M for Athletic Supporter?
By Andrew Walden @ 12:27 AM :: 5685 Views :: Education K-12, Energy
“I don’t think you understand the gravity of the situation as it now stands.”
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Saturday, July 20, 2013
President of National School Choice Week to Speak in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:33 AM :: 3002 Views :: Education K-12

Campanella, president of National School Choice Week, will speak on "Let's Work Together: Building Coalitions to Expand School Choice"....

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Governor Releases $3.09 Million in Capital Improvement Grants
By News Release @ 9:57 PM :: 3051 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government

capital improvement grants to Maui and Hawaii Counties as well as two local nonprofit organizations....

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Auditor: DoE Rigged Billion Dollar Solar Contract to Favor Chevron
By Selected News Articles @ 11:47 PM :: 6917 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Ethics
Hawaii fired an auditor for pointing out that a Chevron Energy project bid would cost the state $284 million more than a competitor....
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013
DoE Bus ‘Reduction’ Starts by Adding Routes
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 2242 Views :: Education K-12

The first phase ... includes route restoration to Aiea Heights, Halawa Heights and Waikele Elementary School attendance areas....

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Monday, July 15, 2013
Honolulu: 5th Smartest City in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 7:58 PM :: 4583 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

For this list, we looked at six pieces of criteria....

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Friday, July 12, 2013
GAO: Hawaii COFA Cost Estimates 'Inaccurate'
By News Release @ 1:37 PM :: 4128 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Homelessness

...some jurisdictions did not accurately define compact migrants, account for federal funding that supplemented local expenditures, or include revenue received from compact migrants....

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Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Kailua HS, Kealakehe HS Winners at International Underwater Robotics Meet
By News Release @ 4:29 PM :: 2404 Views :: Education K-12

Two Hawaii high schools won major awards, while one Hawaii student took away a top award at the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center’s 12th Annual student Underwater Robotics Competition, held in Federal Way, Wash....

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Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Performance Contracts Strengthen Charter School Accountability
By News Release @ 1:42 PM :: 2320 Views :: Education K-12

all 32 charter schools and the State Public Charter School Commission...completed the execution of the first charter school performance contracts in the state’s history....

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Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Abercrombie Appoints Asselbaye, Halagao to BoE, Signs Gun Control Bill, Others
By News Release @ 11:33 PM :: 3407 Views :: Education K-12, Second Amendment

fingerprint, photograph and background checks for those bringing firearms into Hawaii....

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Tuesday, July 02, 2013
A-PLUS: A Conservative Alternative to NCLB
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:05 AM :: 2036 Views :: Education K-12

On Thursday, lawmakers in both the House and the Senate introduced a conservative alternative to No Child Left Behind (NCLB)....

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Monday, June 24, 2013
Governor Signs School Readiness Bill, Early Learning Director Quits
By News Release @ 5:50 PM :: 2853 Views :: Education K-12, Higher Education

Terry Lock has accepted a position with the University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Education....

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Monday, June 24, 2013
Kids Count: Hawaii Ranks 25th in Children's Well-Being
By News Release @ 2:13 PM :: 3483 Views :: Education K-12, Family

The KIDS COUNT index includes child-level indicators across four domains....

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Saturday, June 22, 2013
Kailua HS Underwater Robotics Team Heads to International Meet
By News Release @ 9:38 PM :: 2929 Views :: Education K-12

The Kailua High School team currently is in Federal Way, Wash., where the competition is running from June 20 to 22....

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Friday, June 21, 2013
Governor Releases $134.7 Million for Hawaii Schools
By News Release @ 3:55 AM :: 2378 Views :: Education K-12

Allotment of funds for the following priority projects has been approved by the Governor....

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Joe Trippi to Speak in Hawaii: "Better Schools Aren't a Partisan Issue"
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:12 AM :: 3222 Views :: Education K-12

Joe Trippi – heralded on the cover of The New Republic as the man who “reinvented campaigning” – is widely recognized as one of America’s leading and most influential political strategists....

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
NCTQ Report: UH Education Departments Among Nation's Worst
By Andrew Walden @ 9:52 PM :: 3846 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

the National Council on Teacher Quality 2013 Teacher Prep Review has bad news for Hawaii Universities' Schools of Education....

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
National Governors Assoc to Assist Hawaii Early Learning Program
By News Release @ 7:47 PM :: 2366 Views :: Education K-12

Hawaii will receive guidance and technical assistance from NGA staff and faculty experts, as well as consultants from the private sector, research organizations and educators....

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Sunday, June 16, 2013
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Hawaii Schools Can’t Pass-the-Buck
By Selected News Articles @ 10:10 PM :: 5169 Views :: Education K-12
“…an agency cannot eschew its affirmative duties under the IDEA by blaming the parents.”
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Friday, June 14, 2013
Lawsuit: Act 163 Discriminates Against Disabled Students
By Selected News Articles @ 6:45 PM :: 3226 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care
The Hawaii Disability Rights Center went to the 9th Circuit this week to challenge a state law preventing disabled students from receiving special education services after turning 20....
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Saturday, June 08, 2013
HSTA’s ‘Multi-Front War’ Against ‘Rogue Teachers’
By Selected News Articles @ 12:38 PM :: 3467 Views :: Education K-12, Labor
The Hawaii State Teachers Association’s weekly briefing meeting had turned into a battle-planning session....
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Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Ed Week: Hawaii DoE Dropout Rate Jumps to 32.8%
By Andrew Walden @ 11:02 PM :: 7073 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics
...according to Education Week, the Hawaii DoE is 7th best in the nation when it comes to changing the numbers....
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Wednesday, June 05, 2013
HSTA Appoints Team to Tackle Teacher Evaluations
By Video @ 10:43 PM :: 2876 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

HSTA won a victory through bargaining this spring with agreement by the Employer to create a Joint Committee to study the Educator Evaluation System....

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Thursday, May 30, 2013
NCLB Waiver: DoE's Latest Trick to Hide Failure
By Selected News Articles @ 3:18 PM :: 2751 Views :: Education K-12

Hawaii’s move to give equal waiting to middle-class students and those lumped into its “high-needs subgroup” could obscure how poorly districts and schools are doing in helping the latter achieve success....

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Public Spending Per Student Drops
By NCPA @ 1:43 PM :: 2229 Views :: Education K-12

In 2011, public education spending dropped for the first time in more than three decades....

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Heritage: Join the Fight Against Common Core
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:23 PM :: 2909 Views :: Education K-12
Common Core is an effort to centralize education  by dictating the standards and assessments that will determine the content taught in every public school across the country.....
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Group Organizes to Save Jefferson School
By News Release @ 1:14 AM :: 3538 Views :: Education K-12, Development
...let the community know of the dangers that Jefferson Elementary School faces because of the existence of Senate Bill 237, commonly known as the 21st Century Bill....
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Dueling Petitions as HSTA Targets Principal of Kapaa Middle School
By News Release @ 5:36 PM :: 3406 Views :: Education K-12
...individuals are resistant to making the necessary personal changes to improve the quality of education....
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Friday, May 24, 2013
Hawaii Scout Leaders Endorse Vote Opening Scouts to All Children, Excluding Adult Homosexuals
By News Release @ 5:58 AM :: 3106 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

Aloha Council, Boy Scouts of America (BSA), released a statement following the national vote ...

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Monday, May 20, 2013
OHA Urged to Back Hawaiian Immersion Focus for Paia Elementary School
By News Release @ 3:31 PM :: 3277 Views :: Education K-12, OHA
...parents called on OHA to help push the state Department of Education to address the issue....
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Monday, May 20, 2013
DoE Sidelines HSA Test, Dumps No Child Left Behind
By News Release @ 1:16 PM :: 3888 Views :: Education K-12
NCLB focused too much on "proficiency in reading and math" so they dropped it.
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Wednesday, May 08, 2013
24% of DoE Grads Ready for College Math
By News Release @ 4:10 PM :: 3090 Views :: Education K-12, Higher Education

...students requiring remedial classes dropped to 31 percent in English and remained at 36 percent for math....

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Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Rather than Government, Private Philanthropy Should Expand Pre-K
By NCPA @ 11:36 AM :: 2811 Views :: Education K-12, Family

During his last State of the Union address, President Obama proposed a new universal pre-kindergarten education program....

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Thursday, May 02, 2013
Robotics: Micronesian Schools Plan 'Yapital Robo Day'
By Selected News Articles @ 4:40 AM :: 3751 Views :: Education K-12, World News

Educators at the two independent High Schools on Yap have announced plans for a public exhibition and competition, featuring teams from their student robotics clubs....

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Sen Thielen: School Land Exemptions Remove Fairness, Transparency of Development Deals
By News Release @ 11:37 PM :: 3108 Views :: Education K-12, Development
HRS Chapter 171 strictly governs the process for putting public lands out to bid for long term leases.  Specific steps include public auction, means of public bidding and length of public notice....
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Sunday, April 28, 2013
SB237 Would Give DOE Unfettered Power to Lease Public School Land
By Selected News Articles @ 9:38 PM :: 3790 Views :: Education K-12, Development, Land Use
“Notwithstanding sections 171-13 and 302A-115, or any other law to the contrary, the department may lease public school land...."
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Sunday, April 28, 2013
Full Text: Honolulu Council Challenges School Lands Bill
By Selected News Articles @ 12:11 AM :: 3014 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12

... should be premised on the provision of fair compensation to the City and County of Honolulu ....

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Saturday, April 27, 2013
SB1093 Early Education Passes Conference Committee
By News Release @ 12:09 AM :: 2406 Views :: Education K-12

The bill appropriated $1.160M for administration costs for two years and $6M in FY15 for subsidies based on a sliding fee scale....

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Friday, April 26, 2013
500 Petition Against School Lands Bills
By News Release @ 8:52 AM :: 3853 Views :: Education K-12, Development, Land Use
... The following petition was heard last night (Thursday April 25, 2013) in Senate Chambers ....
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Friday, April 26, 2013
The Impact of School Vouchers on College Enrollment
By NCPA @ 8:40 AM :: 2808 Views :: Education K-12, Higher Education

... African American college-enrollment increased by 24 percent ....

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
OHA awards $1.5 million to charter schools
By News Release @ 11:26 PM :: 2958 Views :: Education K-12, OHA
“OHA’s support literally keeps our doors open.”
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
HSTA Cheers Defeat of 'Instructional Hours', Targets Preschool Vouchers
By News Release @ 12:10 PM :: 3114 Views :: Education K-12, Labor
...SB 1084 is a voucher that will allow public money to pay for private preschools....
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Friday, April 19, 2013
SB1084 Relating to Early Childhood Education Moves Forward
By News Release @ 4:55 PM :: 2376 Views :: Education K-12

SB1084 proposes a constitutional amendment to allow the appropriation of public funds for private early childhood education programs ....

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
HSTA Membership Ratifies Contract
By News Release @ 11:55 PM :: 3890 Views :: Education K-12, Labor
...After more than two years working without a contract, 95% of teachers statewide voted in favor of the tentative agreement....
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
DoE Announces 2013 Graduation Dates
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 3282 Views :: Education K-12
...2013 graduation dates at more than 50 schools, including public high schools, charter schools and some community schools for adults....
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
HSTA Convention Urges Ratification: Contract Vote Today
By News Release @ 1:04 PM :: 2931 Views :: Education K-12, Labor
... poll sites will be open from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.....
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Tuesday, April 16, 2013
DoE: ACT Testing for 50,000 Students to 'Improve Effectiveness of Intervention'
By News Release @ 3:38 AM :: 2021 Views :: Education K-12
“One of the Department’s strategies is to provide better data on students’ academic progress. This ACT test will help tremendously in that area.”
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Sunday, April 14, 2013
MSNBC host: Children belong to ‘whole communities’, not their parents
By Video @ 6:20 PM :: 3766 Views :: Education K-12, Family
“We have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents, or kids belong to their families...."
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