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Monday, December 05, 2016
Meet Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Pick for Education Secretary
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:15 PM :: 2351 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 :: 2351 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 :: 4098 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 :: 3711 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 :: 1915 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 :: 4605 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 :: 3048 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 :: 3835 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 :: 2356 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 :: 2998 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 :: 2828 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 :: 4224 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 :: 2450 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 :: 2857 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 :: 4249 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 :: 2379 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 :: 3144 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 :: 2063 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 :: 3067 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 :: 2898 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 :: 2138 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 :: 2060 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 :: 5106 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 :: 2444 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 :: 3810 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 :: 2209 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 :: 2266 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 :: 1944 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 :: 3363 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 :: 2355 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 :: 2451 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 :: 3513 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 :: 1930 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 :: 2125 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 :: 1956 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 :: 7446 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 :: 2277 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 :: 4092 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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Friday, July 08, 2016
Doubled: More contractors qualify for Slice of ‘Cool Schools’ bonanza
By News Release @ 6:41 PM :: 2042 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

Since March, the number of prequalified contractors has increased from 18 to 36 as HIDOE prepares to put projects back out to bid....

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Friday, July 01, 2016
Ige Signs Cool Schools, Water Bills
By News Release @ 3:24 AM :: 2814 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...HB 2569 (Act 176) which aims to expedite the goals of the Department of Education to cool Hawai‘i’s schools, reduce energy costs, meet Hawai‘i’s clean energy goals....

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Study: Hawaii is Number One in Teacher Absenteeism
By Selected News Articles @ 3:27 AM :: 3102 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

"Hawaii has…80 schools where 90% of teachers are absent ten days or more."

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Thursday, June 23, 2016
Energy monitoring and management coming to 250 public schools
By News Release @ 5:00 AM :: 2436 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

All public elementary, middle, and high schools in the Hawaiian Electric Companies' service territory are receiving new, intelligent, energy-monitoring devices and software....

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Child Well-Being: Hawaii Ranks 23rd
By News Release @ 6:21 PM :: 3342 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book....

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Hanabusa Uses Teachers to Open Door to More Lobbyist 'Gifts' to Legislators
By News Release @ 4:23 PM :: 5037 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Labor

...Hanabusa pointed out that the same issues underlying the disagreement over teacher travel and education trips are also involved in applying the gift provisions of the ethics code to legislators....

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Education Savings Accounts: A New Way Forward
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:27 AM :: 2801 Views :: Education K-12, Tax Credits

Taxpayers in Hawaii spend about $1.8 billion on education every year....

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Sunday, June 19, 2016
Charter School Corruption Mirrors State Government
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 2194 Views :: Education K-12

Many agencies relish the ability to spend public money with little or no accountability....

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
BoE: Ige Appoints Uemura, Reappoints DeLima
By News Release @ 2:32 AM :: 1964 Views :: Education K-12

...Kenneth Uemura will fill the City and County of Honolulu seat currently held by Amy Asselbaye....

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Thursday, June 09, 2016
Survey: More High-Risk Behavior from Hawaii Public High School Youth
By News Release @ 4:54 PM :: 3039 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey is administered in odd-numbered years to Hawai‘i public school students in grades 6–12....

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Thursday, June 02, 2016
Education Week: Hawaii DoE Graduation Rate 82%
By News Release @ 5:59 PM :: 2627 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... for Asian-Americans the Hawaii Graduation rate is 6th-lowest in USA ....

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Thursday, June 02, 2016
Nailed for Cronyism, DoE forced to Reopen Bidding on $100M Cool Schools Bonanza
By News Release @ 5:37 AM :: 3282 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Small Business

...Government Contracting Explained: How Air Conditioning Costs $100K Per Classroom....

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