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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
High-Speed Internet: Hawaii Schools #1 in USA
By News Release @ 1:25 AM :: 2606 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...every student in Hawaii, Kentucky, North Dakota, South Carolina, and Wyoming meets the minimum connectivity goal of 100 kilobits per second (kbps) per student....

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Saturday, January 28, 2017
VIDEO: School Choice Dance 2017!
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:42 PM :: 2022 Views :: Education K-12

Students, parents and teachers from Lanakila Baptist School held a special event this week to celebrate National School Choice Week....

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Monday, January 23, 2017
Hawaii Celebrates School Choice Week at 79 Events Statewide
By News Release @ 2:19 PM :: 1917 Views :: Education K-12

There are 79 events planned in the Aloha State to raise awareness about K-12 school choice....

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Saturday, January 14, 2017
Ige: School system is simply not relevant to today’s students
By News Release @ 5:56 PM :: 2366 Views :: Education K-12

The success of today’s students in the future workplace and in our communities requires an absolute reboot of the rigid school system....

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Thursday, January 05, 2017
Auditor: Three DoE Special Funds do not meet criteria
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 10:22 AM :: 2086 Views :: Education K-12

...1 special fund, 1 revolving fund, and 1 trust fund did not meet criteria and should be closed....

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Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Education Week: Hawaii Grade ‘C’, Ranks 25th
By News Release @ 5:26 PM :: 2528 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii’s 2017 Highlights Report includes summarized results based on each of the nearly 40 indicators that make up Quality Counts’ overall grading rubric....

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Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Ethics, HSTA Announce Agreement on School Trips
By News Release @ 3:42 PM :: 3002 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Labor

...teachers may continue to plan trips and serve as chaperones with private tour companies....

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016
VIDEO: Hawaii Board of Education Meeting Dec 20, 2016
By Video @ 9:44 AM :: 2298 Views :: Education K-12

Board approves timeline for Investigative Committee into the search for a new superintendent....

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Report Compares Hawaii Head Start Programs to National Averages
By News Release @ 11:47 PM :: 2523 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii Head Start enrolled 3,167 children during the 2014-2015 program year----about 10 percent of the state’s low-income children under age 5....

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Report: Hawaii charter school academic performance ‘mixed’
By News Release @ 6:37 PM :: 2654 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

Charter-wide averages in achievement and growth in English Language Arts, math and science continue to be slightly below the statewide average. However, in college readiness measures charter schools outperform the state....

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Saturday, December 10, 2016
Top HS Teams Face Off in Hawaii LifeSmarts State Competition
By News Release @ 10:33 AM :: 2051 Views :: Education K-12

The top four teams are from Maryknoll, Pearl City, Roosevelt and Waiakea high schools....

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Wednesday, December 07, 2016
BoE Approves Amended Strategic Plan
By Andrew Walden @ 12:17 AM :: 3144 Views :: Education K-12

...HSTA Asks BoE to Reject Plan....

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Monday, December 05, 2016
Meet Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Pick for Education Secretary
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:15 PM :: 2455 Views :: Education K-12

...She does not support Common Core “period.”....

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Annual Stop Flu at School Vaccination Program
By News Release @ 1:14 AM :: 2462 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

Completed Vaccination Consent Forms due to Schools by December 16....

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Ancient Astronomy in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:13 AM :: 4286 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii History, OHA

There were two important tasks that drew on ancient Hawaiians’ understanding of space and time....

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Thursday, October 27, 2016
BoE Moves to Dump Matayoshi
By News Release @ 2:27 AM :: 3830 Views :: Education K-12

...The HSTA put Ige in office.  In return he is going to get rid of Matayoshi and the tests....

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Thursday, October 27, 2016
Hawaii fourth and eighth graders show improvement in science
By News Release @ 1:23 AM :: 2007 Views :: Education K-12

...2015 Science assessment by the National Assessment Governing Board and the National Center for Education Statistics....

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
DoE to Tax New Housing from Kalihi to Ala Moana?
By News Release @ 11:11 PM :: 4749 Views :: Education K-12, Development, Taxes

...Public Hearings November 2 and 3, 2016....

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Fewer DoE Students Require Remedial Instruction in College
By News Release @ 11:10 PM :: 3191 Views :: Education K-12, Higher Education

...remediation rates (retaking high-school-level coursework) among students attending the University of Hawaii System are down 8 points in math and 6 points in English in three years....

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Profitable: $22M Funneled to ‘Nonprofit’ Tied to OHA Chair
By Video @ 6:37 PM :: 3981 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

...OHA Chair’s Charter School Gets Seven Times More Than All Other Charters Combined....

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Ige Appoints Darrel Galera to BoE
By News Release @ 4:30 AM :: 2449 Views :: Education K-12

Galera replaces Jim Williams who resigned from the board last month....

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Thursday, October 13, 2016
Rep. McDermott Files a Class Action Lawsuit on behalf of Campbell HS Children
By News Release @ 6:58 PM :: 3114 Views :: Education K-12

...pushed to brink by the lack of urgency, inattention, and lethargic attitude of the named government officials....

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Kapolei & Pearl City HS advance to 2017 VEX World Robotics Championship
By News Release @ 12:00 AM :: 2933 Views :: Education K-12

Eighty-eight student robotic teams from Hawaii, California, China, and Taiwan participated in the fast-paced and fiercely competitive event....

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Saturday, October 08, 2016
OHA Chair’s Charter School Gets Seven Times More Than All Other Charters Combined
By Selected News Articles @ 2:24 PM :: 4410 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

Politically Connected Board Members....

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Thursday, October 06, 2016
DoE HS Absenteeism 19% -- only 39% of 11th Grade Students Meet Benchmark
By News Release @ 3:10 AM :: 2573 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

"We will be taking a close look at our highest achieving schools and determine best practices that can be implemented in schools that need supports."

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Wednesday, October 05, 2016
DoE Touts Improvement in ‘Smarter Balanced’ Test Results
By News Release @ 1:44 AM :: 2973 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...51 percent of students tested met or exceeded the achievement standard in ELA, up three percentage points from the previous year....

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Friday, September 30, 2016
Full Text: School Board Member Resigns--Says Governor Violates Federal Law
By Selected News Articles @ 5:05 AM :: 4401 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government

...you have circumvented the Constitution and laws of our state by appointing your so-called “Governor’s ESSA team.”....

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Monday, September 26, 2016
HIDOE Students Outpace Nation in AP Exam Gains
By News Release @ 10:11 PM :: 2493 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...gains on the Advanced Placement Program Exams over the year prior....

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Monday, September 26, 2016
Survey: Hawaii Worst State for Teachers
By Selected News Articles @ 9:33 PM :: 3297 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...job pressures, low pay and lack of mobility force many teachers to quit soon after they start....

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Sunday, September 25, 2016
Cool Schools: 180 Volunteers at Campbell HS, Ewa Beach ES
By News Release @ 5:02 AM :: 2161 Views :: Education K-12

At Ewa Beach Elementary School the crew installed 3,500 LED bulbs to increase energy efficiency....

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Friday, September 16, 2016
Understanding Hawaii Teacher Shortages
By News Release @ 4:42 AM :: 3209 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

A State-by-State Analysis of the Factors Influencing Teacher Supply, Demand, and Equity....

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
AskMeFirst#—Open women’s facilities to men? Women Speak Out
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 4:21 AM :: 3014 Views :: Education K-12, Family

“Ask Me First” is a campaign to draw attention to the stories of women and children....

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Thursday, September 08, 2016
2016-2017 LifeSmarts Hawaii Competition
By News Release @ 6:11 PM :: 2234 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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Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Board of Education: Matayoshi ‘Exceeds Expectations’
By News Release @ 4:58 PM :: 2144 Views :: Education K-12

​​​​For the third consecutive year, the Hawaii State Board of Education (BOE) gave Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi an overall rating of 'Exceeds Expectations' in her annual job performance evaluation....

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Thursday, September 01, 2016
Hawaii First State in the Nation to mandate Sexuality Education for Kindergarten
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 5:24 PM :: 5258 Views :: Education K-12, Family

...they have no standards, they have no curriculum, they have had no public vetting or review process of any proposed new curriculum; but it's on the books and ready to go....

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016
DoE Enrollment Drops Again—Charters Growing
By News Release @ 9:42 PM :: 2565 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

This year, Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) schools enrolled 169,268 students (down 719 from last year), and charter schools enrolled 10,634 (up 212 from last year)....

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
2016 ACT Scores: 85% of Hawaii Students not College-Ready
By News Release @ 6:07 AM :: 4201 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

Just as in 2015, only 15% of the Hawaii 2016 graduating class met all four ACT College Readiness Benchmarks....

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Monday, August 22, 2016
ESSA: DoE Sets More Public Meetings
By News Release @ 7:55 PM :: 2295 Views :: Education K-12

...the public has more opportunities to provide feedback at upcoming community meetings on Oahu, Kauai and Molokai....

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Thursday, August 11, 2016
ESAs: How to increase school funding without raising taxes
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:03 PM :: 2364 Views :: Education K-12

...a new program called Education Savings Accounts has accomplished this elsewhere, and provided more educational options for families....

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Thursday, August 11, 2016
Ige: Obama Administration Turning ESSA into NCLB
By News Release @ 5:02 AM :: 2032 Views :: Education K-12

...proposed regulations are overly restrictive and harken back to No Child Left Behind's one-size-fits-all approach....

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Thursday, August 04, 2016
Why it’s so expensive to cool Hawaii’s schools
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:01 AM :: 3504 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Ethics

...dividing the project into an AC portion and an energy portion would greatly reduce the per-classroom cost....

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Thursday, August 04, 2016
Hawaii School System Quality Ranks 42nd
By Selected News Articles @ 4:27 AM :: 2472 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...With school resuming session, many parents might be wondering whether they’ve selected the best school to secure their children’s academic success....

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Saturday, July 30, 2016
Almost All Hawaii Catholic School Graduates go on to College
By News Release @ 3:42 AM :: 2559 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

One hundred percent of Maryknoll High School seniors have been accepted to colleges....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Hot Schools: DoE Prepares for Illness and Exhaustion
By News Release @ 11:12 PM :: 3679 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Environment, Ethics

... Schools could have been cooled already but DoE insiders had to reward crony contractors so the keiki will just have to suffer until next year ....

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
DoE Community Meetings--Seeks Input on ESSA
By News Release @ 7:21 PM :: 2018 Views :: Education K-12

These meetings are part of the ongoing outreach effort in the updating of the Strategic Plan....

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Sunday, July 24, 2016
How Much Money Does Hawaii Spend Per Student?
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:35 AM :: 2241 Views :: Education K-12

...in Hawaii, parents aren’t allowed to send their children to a different school unless they get a rare district exemption....

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Saturday, July 23, 2016
Video: Winds of Change in Education
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:04 PM :: 2044 Views :: Education K-12

...why it's so expensive to cool Hawaii schools....

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Full Text: Contractor Offered Cool Schools at $5990 per Classroom—Was Ignored by DoE
By Andrew Walden @ 4:50 PM :: 7611 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

Andrew Santos, President of Admor HVAC, presented the State Department of Education an April 20 offer to Cool Schools at $5990 per classroom....

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Monday, July 11, 2016
Neighbor island ESSA town halls start Monday
By News Release @ 9:37 PM :: 2391 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

Each event is offered free of charge and will run from 5 to 7 p.m....

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Saturday, July 09, 2016
Cool Schools: How Government Contracting Makes a $2,500 job cost $138,000
By Andrew Walden @ 12:51 AM :: 4236 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...the high bids will be used to make lower—but still exorbitant--second round bids look good by comparison....

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