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Monday, January 07, 2013
Hawaii Students Join Global Kick-off of New FIRST Robotics Season
By News Release @ 3:10 PM :: 3563 Views :: Education K-12

Nearly 51,000 high-school students in 81 cities around the world joined the 2013 Kickoff via live NASA-TV broadcast and webcast....

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Sunday, January 06, 2013
Hawaii DoE Adds 68.9% 'Non-Teaching Bloat'
By News Release @ 3:42 PM :: 4164 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii. Student enrollment increased 2.7 percent while administrators and other non-teaching staff increased 68.9 percent from FY 1992 to FY 2009....

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Thursday, January 03, 2013
Lawsuit: Mentally Disabled Girl Raped at Three DoE Schools
By Selected News Articles @ 1:22 PM :: 7104 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

The mother claims that her daughters teacher and state administrators not only failed to investigate the abuse that occurred on and off school grounds, but conspired to cover it up, and then suspended her.

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Friday, December 28, 2012
Hawaii DOE 2012 Year in Review
By News Release @ 6:05 PM :: 4672 Views :: Education K-12

The U.S. Department of Education releases first-year progress reports for the 12 winners of the Race to the Top grant....

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012
DoE Launching College, Career Readiness Assessments
By News Release @ 9:25 PM :: 4197 Views :: Education K-12, Higher Education

...it will administer college and career readiness assessments to all middle and high school students statewide in grades 8, 9, 10 and 11 beginning next spring....

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Friday, December 21, 2012
DOE Releases Report on Farrington High School Auditorium Collapse
By News Release @ 6:14 PM :: 3219 Views :: Education K-12

...a design flaw in Farrington High School’s 58-year-old auditorium contributed to its roof collapse....

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Friday, December 14, 2012
Green Schools That Aren’t Very Green
By NCPA @ 1:25 AM :: 3923 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, National News

... Washington Middle School in Olympia, Wash., [was] projected to use 28% less energy. The school consumed 19% more energy ....

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Thursday, December 13, 2012
FULL TEXT: Former HSTA President Challenges Okabe on Negotiations
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 3959 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

Former Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) President Jim Williams yesterday sent a letter to current HSTA President Wil Okabe asking for clarification on Mr. Okabe’s recent public statements on negotiations....

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Thursday, December 13, 2012
Supreme Court: Labor Board Can Slow Walk HSTA
By News Release @ 12:16 AM :: 4115 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...The Court’s ruling this morning confirms that the HLRB's determination of when and how to issue a ruling in this case remains in its discretion....

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Hearing Act 130, Relating to Charter Schools
By News Release @ 7:58 PM :: 3998 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government

· DATE: Tuesday, December 18, 2012

· TIME: 2:00 PM

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Civil Rights Lawyer: Moanalua HS Concert Constitutional
By Selected News Articles @ 1:54 PM :: 4395 Views :: Education K-12, Religion

"...it's certainly not unconstitutional for a public school orchestra or other singers to go to a religious venue like, in this case, New Hope Church and have a concert."

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
HSTA Rejects Teacher Evaluations, Turns Down State's Offer
By News Release @ 1:17 AM :: 4425 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... an advisory committee, including HSTA representatives, to review the new teacher evaluation system ....

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Saturday, December 08, 2012
HSTA: Contract Negotiations 'Most Productive in Months'
By News Release @ 10:51 PM :: 3506 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

“Yesterday, HSTA and the State resumed negotiations. While this is only our second bargaining session, talks were the most productive in months.”

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Saturday, December 08, 2012
Fights at Kealakehe HS Caused by Harassment of Micronesians
By News Release @ 10:23 PM :: 4326 Views :: Education K-12

Hawaii Police Department (HPD) is assisting school officials with security measures and made eight student arrests ....

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Thursday, December 06, 2012
After Atheist Attack, Charity Concert Relocated
By News Release @ 8:58 PM :: 6234 Views :: Education K-12, Religion

The volunteers that were supporting Moanalua have decided to put on a charity concert to benefit Mercy Ships. It will take place at the New Hope Ministry Center (290 Sand Island Access Road) on Friday, December 7th at 730pm

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Thursday, December 06, 2012
HSTA Claims 'Work to Rule' Protests Legal
By News Release @ 2:09 PM :: 4172 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

“This argument over what is covered by the contract and what isn’t, is a distraction and a deflection from the real issue - the fact that teachers have been disrespected by the governor.” -- Wil Okabe, HSTA President

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Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Over 200 Hawaii Teams in Blaisdell Robotics Tourney
By News Release @ 8:38 PM :: 3535 Views :: Education K-12

Over 200 teams from schools statewide came to the Neil Blaisdell Center this weekend to compete and showcase their robots in the 2012 Hawaii FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Championships....

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Friday, November 30, 2012
JSC Nominates Five to First Circuit
By News Release @ 6:29 PM :: 6053 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Governor Abercrombie has 30 days from his receipt of the list today to make his appointment.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Leeward HSTA Proposes 'Quality Teacher in Every Classroom Act'
By News Release @ 1:38 AM :: 6214 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

A Quality Teacher in Every Classroom was approved by Leeward HSTA to be shared with the HSTA board on Saturday....

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Obituary: Richard A Coons
By Selected News Articles @ 3:36 AM :: 6840 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Services will be held at Waialae Baptist Church on Sat., Dec. 15....

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
JSC Nominates Six for Oahu Family Court
By News Release @ 8:45 PM :: 5776 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Chief Justice Recktenwald has 30 days from his receipt of the list today to make his appointment.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Hawaiian Electric Seeks Public Comment on ‘Integrated Resource Planning’
By Selected News Articles @ 5:59 PM :: 9904 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...providing safe and reliable utility service at a reasonable cost, through the development of Resource Plans and Scenarios....

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Honolulu Council Rail Vote Thursday
By Tom Berg @ 5:06 PM :: 4635 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...the Honolulu City Council will be voting this Thursday to accept or not the federal grant allotment for the rail system....

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Saturday, November 24, 2012
Ernie Martin: Cancel Nanakuli Park to Make Way for PVT Landfill
By Andrew Walden @ 1:43 PM :: 5866 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...Honolulu Council Committee on Legislative Matters hearing this Monday, November 26 at 10 a.m. at Honolulu Hale....

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Friday, November 23, 2012
Oshiro: "My intention at this time is to stay in the House"
By News Release @ 10:53 PM :: 5965 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

I want to make it clear that while I fully support Mayor-Elect Caldwell, I won my own election as the State Representative for District 46 – Wahiawa, Whitmore Village, Launani Valley, and my intention at this time is to stay in the House....

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Kawailoa Windfarm Begins Operation
By News Release @ 12:05 AM :: 6711 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Kawailoa Wind project has been completed and commercial operations have begun. Located on Kamehameha Schools’ Kawailoa Plantation lands on Oahu’s North Shore....

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Monday, November 19, 2012
Feds Notify Congress of Intent to Sign Full Funding Agreement for Honolulu Rail
By News Release @ 6:11 PM :: 7406 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

HART will sign a full funding grant agreement with the FTA to provide $1,550,000,000 for the Oahu rail project, according to a Congressional notification sent to the Senate Committee on Appropriations....

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Monday, November 19, 2012
Fitch: Corruption, Inability to Sell Ansaldo Produce Negative Outlook for Rail Contractor's Parent Company
By News Release @ 5:27 PM :: 8252 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, World News, Family

The Negative Outlook reflects Fitch's concerns about the timeliness of the closing of the sales of the non-core assets....

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Friday, November 16, 2012
HSTA Protest Video: "Abercrombie Proposal Offers Little Hope"
By Video @ 9:41 PM :: 5449 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Politicians

If no one is watching, what’s going to happen next will affect the future of public education in Hawaii.... 

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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Dr. Panos Prevedouros Honored by Honolulu City Council
By Tom Berg @ 9:16 PM :: 4696 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Every improvement to the H-1 freeway done between 2000 and 2012 has been analyzed and justified by Dr. Prevedouros, including the upcoming PM Zipper lane and the lane addition at the Middle Street merge....

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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Wounded Warrior and Kaimuki Grad to Speak at Navy League Luncheon
By News Release @ 8:36 PM :: 3716 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Friday, November, 16, 2012 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Donovan to Interview for AD Position at Cal State Fullerton
By News Release @ 4:57 PM :: 8086 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

James Donovan on CSUF campus November 28, 2012....

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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Hundreds Turn Out for NRA President in Hawaii
By News Release @ 1:16 AM :: 10050 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The Second Amendment is alive and well in Hawaii....

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Honolulu Council Calls for Investigation of Election
By Tom Berg @ 8:46 PM :: 5697 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Honolulu City Council passed Resolution 12-305 unanimously requesting an investigation be conducted on last week’s elections

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Sunday, November 11, 2012
HSTA Launches 'Work to Rule' Protest
By Selected News Articles @ 5:21 PM :: 6911 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

They will enter the school exactly at 8am and then leave exactly at 3pm ....

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Monday, November 05, 2012
Hawaii Republican Party Victory Centers Open All Day Tuesday
By News Release @ 4:55 PM :: 4903 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

After the polls close, HRP will join hundreds of volunteers and supporters at Lingle campaign headquarters....

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Monday, November 05, 2012
Djou: We’re on the Verge of Winning, Hanabusa Launches Negative Ads
By News Release @ 4:49 PM :: 5221 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Over the weekend, our opponent began airing negative radio ads designed to attack Charles' character and divert the voters' attention from the serious issues facing our state and nation....

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Monday, November 05, 2012
HD47: Fale Responds to Save Oahu Coalition
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 4189 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...residents I spoke with felt isolated and excluded from the “Keep the Country Country” movement because of a perceived unwillingness by the organization to find common ground ....

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Sunday, November 04, 2012
Djou: Our Polls Show us Ahead
By Rep Charles Djou @ 5:55 PM :: 6235 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...our internal polls have us with a slight lead....

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Friday, November 02, 2012
Case: If PRP Wins, Negative Will be the New Normal
By Ed Case @ 10:26 PM :: 4558 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

... if PRP succeeds in Hawaii's most negative campaign (so far), that campaign will become the new norm for Hawai'i politics ....

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Friday, November 02, 2012
Honolulu Rail: Set Phasers On Stun
By Robert Thomas @ 5:49 PM :: 4917 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Today's Order gave some clues about whether the court would conclusively halt the project, but deferred a ruling until December....  

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Thursday, November 01, 2012
Fed Court Ruling: City Failed To Consider Alternatives To Rail
By Robert Thomas @ 7:57 PM :: 4429 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Full Text Federal Court Order 

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Thursday, November 01, 2012
Caldwell Caught with His Hand in “Pay to Play” Cash Register
By News Release @ 5:32 PM :: 5061 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Yesterday’s report on campaign donations reveals that he continues to accept great numbers of monetary contributions from government contractors, including Honolulu rail contractors....

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Thursday, November 01, 2012
Lingle Hosts Get Out the Vote Rally at Aloha Tower Tonight
By News Release @ 5:01 PM :: 4392 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

TONIGHT, Thursday, November 1 – 6:00-8:30 p.m....

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Audio: Djou Launches New Radio Commercial
By Audio @ 1:32 AM :: 6280 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Our campaign is surging in the closing days! As we approach Election Day, you can feel the momentum building....

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Honolulu Council: Aiona, Fukunaga Tied at 29% Each
By News Release @ 10:11 PM :: 4642 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

With 7 days to go, this race is a dead heat. Here are the results ....

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Hirono Joins HSTA Protest Against Abercrombie
By Selected News Articles @ 3:11 PM :: 7644 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Politicians

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
AKP Biofuel Scam Finds Only 20 Supporters in Survey of 300
By Henry Curtis @ 4:09 AM :: 8641 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

SMS did a survey of 303 interviews, 90% said they unfamiliar with `Aina Koa Pono (AKP). 10% were aware of AKP. The math says this is 29-31 people.

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Monday, October 29, 2012
Study: HSTA Strongest Teachers' Union in US
By Selected News Articles @ 5:04 PM :: 6421 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

This timely study represents the most comprehensive analysis of American teacher unions’ strength ever conducted....

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Monday, October 29, 2012
Djou: Our Polls Show us Ahead
By News Release @ 3:24 PM :: 5841 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...The Star Advertiser polled 60% of Democrats in their sample; while our pollster believes that the number of Democrats in our congressional district is closer to 45% of the electorate....

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