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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
DoE Touts AP Test Results
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 2350 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...double-digit increases in the number of exam takers, exams taken and scores of 3 or higher....

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Monday, September 25, 2017
Hawaii Lowest Teacher Salaries in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:41 PM :: 3152 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...adjusted for cost of living....

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Hawaii is #1 in Teacher Absenteeism at 79% 
By Selected News Articles @ 2:51 PM :: 3985 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

In Hawaii about 79 percent of traditional public school teachers are chronically absent. In Hawaii charter schools it’s 23 percent…..

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Saturday, September 16, 2017
Help Stop CNHA Grab for Charter School Funds
By Selected News Articles @ 2:16 PM :: 4714 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

...Please Attend The Next Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Board Meeting On Thursday, September 21st At 10 AM At OHA Headquarters....

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
AG Chin Defeats Parents of Disabled Children (again)
By News Release @ 11:55 PM :: 2550 Views :: Education K-12

...plaintiff alleged that the staff at Koko Head Elementary School excluded her four-year old son from participating in class and discriminated against him....

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Monday, September 11, 2017
Hawaii DoE Sued over Sept 11 "Lockdown Drill"
By Selected News Articles @ 2:21 PM :: 2871 Views :: Education K-12

...An abusive lockdown drill in which a masked man threatened a middle-school classroom with a hammer left the entire class in tears....

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Saturday, September 09, 2017
The Power of School Choice
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:58 PM :: 2789 Views :: Education K-12, OHA

...This was my first back to school experience at the Kualapu‘u Public Conversion Charter School on the island of Moloka‘i....

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Friday, September 08, 2017
Enrollment: DoE Down 1% -- Charter Schools up 5%
By News Release @ 11:41 PM :: 2479 Views :: Education K-12

...Department announces 2017-18 enrollment figures for public and charter schools....

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Friday, September 08, 2017
DoH Cancels Flu Vaccinations at Dozens of Oahu Schools and All Private Schools
By News Release @ 3:51 PM :: 2802 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

...the State can pay billions for Rail but it can't pay thousands for vaccinations....

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Thursday, September 07, 2017
2017 Hawaii ACT Scores 4th Worst in USA
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 2957 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii ACT Composite score beats only Nevada, Mississippi, and South Carolina coming in 4th-worst in the USA....

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Monday, September 04, 2017
Hawaii Schools Anti-bullying campaign marks its 10th year
By News Release @ 3:25 PM :: 2220 Views :: Education K-12

The E Ola Pono campaign encourages youth groups to promote peace, pono and respect at their schools and communities through student–led campaigns....

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Monday, September 04, 2017
Letter to Hawaii DoE: Trump overturns Obama Policy on Trannies in Bathroom
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 12:46 PM :: 3230 Views :: Education K-12, Family

...“Much of the confusion over privacy facilities was driven by a short-lived effort by federal officials to redefine ‘sex’ to mean ‘gender identity’ under Title IX via a ‘Dear Colleague Letter’ to school officials in 2016”....

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Sunday, September 03, 2017
AG Chin Defeats Parents of Disabled Children
By News Release @ 2:23 AM :: 3089 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

...A copy of the decision, Rachel H. v. Department of Education, State of Hawaii, is attached....

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Friday, September 01, 2017
Cool Schools: Ige Claims Success
By News Release @ 3:30 AM :: 3120 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

"One thousand classrooms now have air conditioning, and over 300 more will be complete by the end of September. In addition, hundreds more have been cooled using other heat abatement strategies,” Gov. Ige said....

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Cool Schools Buys Batteries, Solar and Shiny Stainless Steel Boxes
By News Release @ 4:41 PM :: 3022 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

...There's a sucker born every minute....

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Friday, August 25, 2017
West Oahu Schools Underfunded? AG Responds to McDermott Suit
By News Release @ 4:33 AM :: 2172 Views :: Education K-12

...The State has asked the Intermediate Court of Appeals to affirm Judge Nacino’s decision to dismiss the case....

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Oahu, Maui Events: New Directions in Education
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:49 AM :: 3086 Views :: Education K-12

...Students in Hawaii have few options when it comes to school choice....

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Sunday, August 20, 2017
Hawaii Family Forum: Talk to Your Kids About Racism
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 1:45 AM :: 4255 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment, Life

...The recent images from Charlottesville, VA-marches by torchlight, Nazi salutes, armed militia, angry mobs engaged in violent confrontation-are scary for adults to encounter, let alone children....

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Saturday, August 12, 2017
Registration Open for Hawaii LifeSmarts Competition
By News Release @ 3:44 PM :: 2245 Views :: Education K-12

LifeSmarts is a free, national educational program that teaches students critical life skills in five key areas....

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Thursday, August 10, 2017
Governor needs to step up and fix Maui school bus crisis
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 7:43 PM :: 1996 Views :: Education K-12

...students and parents of Maui are being held hostage to bureaucratic bumbling that would make the keystone cops envious....

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Sunday, August 06, 2017
DoE Student Absenteeism Over 20%
By Andrew Walden @ 8:49 PM :: 3605 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... DoE student absenteeism is caused by DoE teacher absenteeism ....

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Monday, July 31, 2017
Hawaii not College-Ready -- Second lowest median scores on ACT
By Selected News Articles @ 6:38 PM :: 3149 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...Hawaii among states with lowest median scores on college admissions test, study finds....

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Friday, July 14, 2017
Private Scholarships Offer Micronesians Access to Opportunity
By News Release @ 11:58 PM :: 2936 Views :: Education K-12, National News

...A dozen Micronesian students are headed to prestigious private schools this fall, thanks to Habele K-12 tuition scholarships....

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Saturday, June 24, 2017
BoE Approves ESSA Plan Submission to Feds
By News Release @ 2:46 AM :: 1977 Views :: Education K-12

The plan will be submitted following a 30-day opportunity for Governor David Ige to sign it.

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Saturday, June 24, 2017
DoE to Open Military Transition Centers
By News Release @ 2:36 AM :: 2492 Views :: Education K-12, Military

HIDOE will commit $250,000 annually for four years using federal Impact Aid funds towards school Transition Center facility improvements, technology, furnishings and special events....

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Friday, June 23, 2017
Transforming Military Impact Aid into Education Savings Accounts
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:01 PM :: 2555 Views :: Education K-12, Military

...Hawaii is one of only four states where over 30 percent of high school graduates who hope to join the Army cannot achieve an adequate score on the Armed Forces Qualification Test.... 

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Monday, June 19, 2017
Cool Schools? DoE Working to Avoid Installing Air Conditioners
By News Release @ 5:33 PM :: 3270 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

"The department has made every effort to find solutions to cooling our classrooms in ways that are not only cost-efficient but also energy efficient..."

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Kids Count: Hawaii Ranks 17th in Child Well-being
By News Release @ 1:39 AM :: 3868 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...families continue to offer a strong foundation for Hawaiʻi’s children, according to the 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book....

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Thursday, June 08, 2017
BoE Puts 'ESSA Team' Principal in Charge, Temporarily
By News Release @ 12:18 AM :: 2159 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...DoE Priorities Reflect Teachers Union, HGEA Goals....

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Friday, June 02, 2017
‘Free’ Food for all Children at 63 Hawaii Public Schools
By News Release @ 11:14 PM :: 2717 Views :: Education K-12

...Meals will be served at select locations Monday through Friday, except June 12 and July 4. Most schools will serve breakfast and lunch....

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Trump Education Budget Cuts Native Hawaiian Education, Boosts Charter Schools
By Selected News Articles @ 9:37 PM :: 3831 Views :: Education K-12, OHA

...provides supplemental awards “to school districts that agree to adopt weighted student funding combined with open enrollment systems that allow Federal, State, and local funds to follow students to the public school of their choice...."

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Saturday, May 27, 2017
Education leaders formalize Maunakea Scholars program
By News Release @ 4:31 AM :: 3648 Views :: Education K-12, Higher Education, OHA

...more opportunities for local high school students to use Maunakea Observatories for their innovative research projects....

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Thursday, May 25, 2017
Report: Hawaii Shows Little Growth in Preschool Funding
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 3146 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii continues to support only a few hundred children in public preschool....

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Robotics Showcased by Yap Island Students
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 1816 Views :: Education K-12, National News

"We should all be proud of these kids, who’ve been at it since 2011," explained regional newspaper publisher Lee Weber....

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Sex, Lies, and Repetitious Badgering: Meet Hawaii’s New Superintendent of Schools
By Video @ 4:45 AM :: 6299 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics
... The HSTA wanted 'new perspectives' -- so Ige's BoE dumped Matayoshi and got this ....
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Sunday, May 21, 2017
GEMS: A Raid by Any Other Name…
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3155 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Taxes

GEMS, as a program, has been a miserable failure, resulting primarily in a large wad of cash that is just sitting in the bank. That’s why our legislature got the bright idea to “use” it to prop up another miserable failure – the “Cool the Schools” initiative....

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Friday, May 19, 2017
Board of Education selects next Superintendent—No word on Golden Parachute
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 2191 Views :: Education K-12

...Christina Kishimoto, Ph.D., signed a three-year contract and will start on August 1, 2017....

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Friday, May 19, 2017
Matayoshi’s DoE Receives national innovation award
By News Release @ 10:12 PM :: 2216 Views :: Education K-12

...then the HSTA's Governor's minions fired her....

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Friday, May 19, 2017
Lawsuit against Hawaii Churches Hurts the Surrounding Community
By Selected News Articles @ 7:17 PM :: 3619 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment

...atheists Mitchell Kahle and Holly Huber sued the churches under Hawaii’s False Claims Act....

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Monday, May 15, 2017
Atheist Lawsuit Against Hawaii Churches to be Heard by State Supreme Court Friday
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 6:02 PM :: 3634 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment, Religion

...The court will be hearing the Appeal THIS FRIDAY, and you are invited to sit in....

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Saturday, April 29, 2017
Fake Methodology: Health Department Claims 11% of Hawaii HS Students are LGBTQ
By Andrew Walden @ 3:46 PM :: 3743 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care
Are you committing a thought crime right now?
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
HSTA: 98% Ratify Sweetheart Contract with Ige
By News Release @ 11:42 PM :: 2398 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

Ninety-eight percent of the nearly 8,000 members of HSTA who cast ballots across the state today voted to ratify a new four-year contract....

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Hawaii’s Best Public High Schools—How did your School Rank?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:31 PM :: 3167 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

There are six silver medal schools and five bronze medal schools from Hawaii included in the 2017 rankings of U.S. News Best High Schools....

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Thursday, April 20, 2017
Hawaii Officially Proclaims Children of Fallen Patriots Day
By News Release @ 6:52 PM :: 3627 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Military

...Governor of Hawaii, David Ige, has officially proclaimed May 13th as Children of Fallen Patriots Day....

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Accountability? DoE Releases ESSA Plan
By News Release @ 6:09 PM :: 3107 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

The 30-day public comment period begins today, Tuesday, April 18, and will run through Thursday, May 18, 2017....

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Saturday, April 15, 2017
Connect to Careers: Preparing next generation of Hawaii workforce
By News Release @ 3:19 AM :: 2960 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...business and education partners including the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) and the Hawaii Carpenters Apprenticeship and Training Fund....

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Thursday, March 30, 2017
Micronesian students head to International Robotics Competition
By News Release @ 5:10 AM :: 2816 Views :: Education K-12, National News

The famously traditional Island of Stone Money is sending top students to a high tech global robotics competition....

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Sunday, March 26, 2017
Yes, Toto, Tourists Also Pay Real Property Tax
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3434 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes

...this study appeared to be an outgrowth of a move by our teachers’ union....

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Supreme Court: IDEA Requires ‘Ambitious’ Education Plan for Disabled Children
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 3201 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

Maybe the Hawaii DoE will stop suing disabled children now?

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
College Readiness: How Did Your School Do?
By News Release @ 2:32 AM :: 2962 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...College and Career Readiness Indicators Report (CCRI) for the Class of 2016....

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