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Saturday, June 08, 2019
ACLU: DoE Would Rather Litigate Than Build Locker Rooms for Female Students
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 1684 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...Documents filed yesterday in federal court by the ACLU of Hawai‘i reveal that DOE has simply been waiting for two female high school athletes to graduate, hoping the mere fact of their graduation will prevent the girls from being able to proceed with their gender discrimination lawsuit....

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Low Participation Breakfast: DoE is Serving it All Summer
By News Release @ 5:45 PM :: 1890 Views :: Education K-12, Family

...Hawaii 39.7% of free-lunch eligible students participate in free breakfast program – 2nd lowest in USA....

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Saturday, June 01, 2019
Help the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board develop ethics training
By News Release @ 1:38 AM :: 2197 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Labor

...work with Dr. Troy Hutchings to make the Model Code of Ethics for Educators 'appropriate for Hawaii'....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Ethics: Caldwell Admin Asked Neighborhood Boards to Campaign Against HSTA Property Tax
By News Release @ 4:18 AM :: 2573 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Ethics, Labor

...The Official requested...all 33 Neighborhood Board chairs...place the ballot issue  ...on their board’s monthly agenda between September 15 and October 15, 2018, so that a certain political action committee “and others” could publicly discuss this topic prior to the election....

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Friday, May 24, 2019
'Wildly irresponsible betrayal' Kishimoto Freaks Out Over UIPA Request
By News Release @ 1:25 PM :: 3592 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

"...On behalf of EIH, we are prepared to litigate this matter to the full extent necessary...."

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019
VIDEO: Hirono, Megaphone, Abortion, 8th Graders
By Video @ 5:32 PM :: 2581 Views :: Education K-12, Congressional Delegation, Life

...“And then, the boys who were there among the sixty, I told them, you know, it’s kind of hard for a woman to get pregnant without you guys,” she said....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Petition: Support DOE Budget Transparency to Improve Public Education in Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:02 PM :: 2003 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...It remains unclear exactly how the DOE’s nearly $1.9 billion operating budget is being spent due to the complex, non-transparent nature of its budget. This is not to mention the roughly $1 billion in other expenses that make up the almost $3 billion DOE budget....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Hawaii Drivers Have High GPA and Low Test Scores
By News Release @ 5:30 AM :: 1845 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... their reported average GPA ranks them amongst the top five smartest states in the country ... (BUT) ... Hawaii has the lowest mean ACT score on this list and the fifth lowest in the United States .... 

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
HSTA: Stop Ranking our Failing Schools
By News Release @ 5:01 AM :: 2167 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Ranking schools based largely on test results perpetuates the failed "test and punish" culture of the past -- HSTA ....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
HSTA Evaluates Legislative Session
By News Release @ 5:00 AM :: 2354 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...HB1070: Tenured and probationary teachers will no longer have to pay their own licensure fees....

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Monday, May 13, 2019
"Equality" Act Hits Rewind on the Rights of Women
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 6:42 PM :: 3017 Views :: Education K-12, National News, Family, Higher Education, Military

... This week Congress will vote on H.R. 5, the Equality Act, sweeping legislation that would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the definition of sex throughout federal law .... 

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Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Hawaii DOE Pitches '2030 Promise Plan'
By News Release @ 9:28 PM :: 1870 Views :: Education K-12

...a final plan will be presented to the Board of Education early next year....

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
DoE Changes Teacher Evaluations: De-Emphasizes Student Performance
By News Release @ 3:51 AM :: 2432 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

"...In an effort to eliminate the predictive nature of expected targets, EES will focus on student-centered growth that assesses what is valued in the school or Complex Area rather than on Student Learner Outcomes (SLOs)...."

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Contract Reopener: HSTA Gets Another $45.6M
By News Release @ 3:41 AM :: 2294 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

“This agreement is worth more than $45 million for our members in salary increases and employer contributions to our health care plan, while establishing a pilot program to give teachers more control over their 21 hours (of professional development time)....”

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Legislature Votes to Fund Suicide Prevention
By News Release @ 10:53 PM :: 2163 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

...Task force statistics reveal youth, especially on neighbor islands, most at risk....

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Sunday, April 21, 2019
Financial and Compliance Audit of the Department of Education
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 4:53 PM :: 1882 Views :: Education K-12

...one significant deficiency in internal control over financial reporting ... two significant deficiencies in internal control over compliance....

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Sunday, April 21, 2019
HIDOE Achieves Success with Job Order Contracting
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1889 Views :: Education K-12

...they just make a list of the projects and call them “deferred maintenance”....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Is lack of funding the real problem in the Department of Education?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:54 PM :: 3036 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Taxes

...UIPA Request: DoE Refusing to Release Check Register....

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Saturday, April 13, 2019
30 Years Late: DoE Discovers IDIQ -- ‘Job Order Contracting
By News Release @ 5:54 PM :: 2603 Views :: Education K-12

...HIDOE completing school roof repairs more quickly under 'new' contracting method....

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Tuesday, April 09, 2019
Hawaii 2nd Worst Financial Knowledge and Education
By Selected News Articles @ 12:05 AM :: 2377 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...2019’s Most & Least Financially Literate States....

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Saturday, April 06, 2019
DoE: Only 56% of our Grads Need Remedial Math (not counting the ones who don't go to college and the ones who don't graduate)
By News Release @ 5:34 PM :: 2624 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...after dumping as many independent tests as possible, the DoE tries to make it look good.  Here's their report....

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Saturday, April 06, 2019
Kishimoto Demands Media Cover Up Failing Schools
By News Release @ 3:14 AM :: 2388 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

"...branded an “F.” How does that make the hardworking kids, educators and families of that school community feel?...."

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Thursday, April 04, 2019
2019 Graduation Dates
By News Release @ 5:23 PM :: 3138 Views :: Education K-12

...HIDOE announces its 2019 graduation dates for 64 schools statewide including public charter schools....

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Anti-Vaxxer Charter School May Lose Charter over Financial Irregularities
By News Release @ 3:23 PM :: 2509 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12, Ethics

...Kona Pacific Public Charter School, 222 students, 37.4 percent not vaccinated....

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Sunday, March 24, 2019
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 8:33 PM :: 3743 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment, Life, Drugs

... We believe these bills are unconstitutional ....

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Monday, March 18, 2019
Innovation? Hawaii Ranks 45th
By News Release @ 3:35 PM :: 2485 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, Small Business

...Innovation is a principal driver of U.S. economic growth....

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Sunday, March 17, 2019
Blank the Amount, Defect the Date
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 2614 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Higher Education, Taxes

"SB 1474 Senate Draft 2 that proposes an increase in the GET now specifies '__ per cent or $ _____'"

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Sunday, March 10, 2019
GET increase will add to Hawaii’s high cost of living
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:34 PM :: 2478 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes, Cost of Living

...The Hawaii Legislature is considering a bill to add 0.5 percent to the 4 percent state general excise tax....

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Sunday, March 10, 2019
Can’t You Spare Half a Penny for Education?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 1945 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...what we really need to do is fix the inefficiency....

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Friday, March 08, 2019
GE Tax Hike a Lose-Lose Proposition
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:46 PM :: 1942 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...The Hawaii Legislature seems to have learned the wrong lesson from last year’s constitutional amendment debate....

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Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Kanuikapono School: Will Teachers be Fired to Cover Up FBI Investigation?
By Video @ 8:03 PM :: 3988 Views :: Kauai County, Education K-12, Ethics, Labor, OHA

...Kanuikapono Charter School Leadership Itself Is Now Being Watched....

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Sunday, March 03, 2019
HB664 / SB674: Legislators Push Sex Change for Autistic Children
By Andrew Walden @ 9:38 PM :: 4013 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

...Millions of dollars from the DoE budget are on the line if HB664 or SB674  “Relating to Gender Identity” becomes law.... 

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
What do the FBI, OHA, and Kauai Have in Common?
By Video @ 10:48 PM :: 4247 Views :: Kauai County, Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

...Illegal Activities? Criminal Coverups? Unsavory Characters?....

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Monday, February 25, 2019
47 Years After Title IX Becomes Law--Kalani HS Finally Gets a Girls Locker Room
By News Release @ 9:05 PM :: 1489 Views :: Education K-12

...Title IX became law in 1972....

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Friday, February 22, 2019
"Everyone" cannot afford another GET surcharge
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:07 PM :: 2613 Views :: Education K-12, Higher Education, Taxes

...Senate Bill 1474 proposes levying a 0.5 percent surcharge on the general excise and use tax in order to provide a “dedicated funding source” for the DOE and the University of Hawaii....

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Screening Committee Selects Three KSBE Trustee Finalists
By News Release @ 3:37 PM :: 1931 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...three finalists to replace Kamehameha Schools Trustee Corbett Kalama whose term ends on June 30, 2019. They are:  Anton Krucky, Coralie Chun Matayoshi and Crystal Rose....

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Friday, February 08, 2019
BoE Announces Transsexual Bullying Policy--How Many HSTA Members Will be Fired?
By News Release @ 3:26 AM :: 2880 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Labor

...Thousands of HSTA Members Could be Targeted by New Anti-Bullying Policy....

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Friday, February 01, 2019
The Inequality of the Equality Act: Concerns from the Left
By Heritage Foundation @ 9:36 PM :: 3396 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment, Higher Education

...The proposed Equality Act would add “gender identity” to the Civil Rights Act of 1964....

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Thursday, January 31, 2019
Ige Launches 5-Year Plan for Early Childhood Education
By News Release @ 2:47 AM :: 2178 Views :: Education K-12, Family

...Pre-K: Who Will Control Cash Flow, Positions?....

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Republicans Call for Testimony on Bills
By Brett Kulbis @ 5:25 PM :: 2556 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government, Office of Elections, Republican Party

...It is up to us to voice concerns and to make our voice heard.... 

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Bullying, Safe Places: 2019 Keiki Caucus Package
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 2409 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

...Bills include tobacco restrictions, bullying prevention, safe places for youth....

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Monday, January 21, 2019
School Choice Week--Activities in Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:58 PM :: 1405 Views :: Education K-12

...78 events and activities across the Aloha State, including open house events at schools, school fairs, homeschool information sessions, and other celebrations....

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Sunday, January 20, 2019
Lesson for UH and DoE--How P3 Can Eliminate Deferred Maintenance
By News Release @ 8:14 PM :: 2463 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government, Higher Education

...Public agencies tend to delay or not perform preventive and predictive maintenance. Lack of preventive maintenance of assets of any type leads to deterioration that only accelerates as the maintenance is put off....

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Sunday, January 20, 2019
DOE’s Repair Backlog Is How Much Again?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1614 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...In a budget briefing at the legislature at about this time last year, Department of Education officials reported that their backlog of repair and maintenance jobs was $293 million, and they were patting themselves on the back because it was a significant drop from the $392 million reported in 2010....

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Friday, January 11, 2019
BoE Will Re-Do Sup’t Vote—May Have Acted Illegally on Other Executive Hires
By News Release @ 12:52 AM :: 2733 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

"...The chairwoman also said the BOE needs to review other past executive-session actions to ascertain whether or not they also should be invalidated...."

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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Christian Brothers Oust Damien School President--Dispute Over Child Molestation Settlements
By News Release @ 2:00 AM :: 4790 Views :: Education K-12, Religion

...they resisted a request from the Christian Brothers to set aside over a million dollars in potential costs for sex assault lawsuits from the past....

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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
SPED Parents Asked to Sign up for Medicaid
By News Release @ 1:09 AM :: 2059 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

...Medicaid may provide a partial reimbursement for medically and educationally necessary, health-related services when required for a student through his or her Individualized Education Plan....

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Thursday, December 27, 2018
State Robotics Championship Set for January
By News Release @ 2:33 AM :: 1702 Views :: Education K-12

...Hawaii's top middle and high school robotics teams to compete for five spots at the 2019 VEX Worlds....

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Thursday, December 27, 2018
LifeSmarts: Four High Schools Head to Finals
By News Release @ 2:23 AM :: 1825 Views :: Education K-12

...Teams from Iolani, Maryknoll, Punahou and Waipahu high schools have earned their spot to compete at the in-person State Competition, which will be held on Saturday, February 9....

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Friday, December 21, 2018
Supreme Court Releases Opinion Striking Down HSTA Property Tax ConAm
By News Release @ 2:35 AM :: 2818 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes

...the question posed to voters must be clear and neither misleading nor deceptive....

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