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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
DoE 2016 Graduation Dates
By News Release @ 1:01 AM :: 2454 Views :: Education K-12

...2016 graduation dates for 64 schools statewide including public charter schools....

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Friday, April 15, 2016
Ige Appoints Task Force on ‘Every Student Succeeds Act’
By News Release @ 3:43 PM :: 3232 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

Ige has appointed Darrel Galera as chairman of the Governor’s ESSA team....

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Don’t Let the Opt-Out of Common Core Testing Movement Fool You
By NCPA @ 3:19 PM :: 3004 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...teacher unions are flat out against this because they do not want their members held accountable....

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Saturday, April 09, 2016
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 2:51 PM :: 3368 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

...Planned Parenthood Receives Overwhelming Support by Hawaii's Senators....

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Friday, April 08, 2016
Ige Announces Nominees for Board of Education, Land Use Commission
By News Release @ 2:01 PM :: 3880 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government, Land Use

The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate....

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Monday, April 04, 2016
College Readiness: How did your school Do?
By News Release @ 11:22 PM :: 2925 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

School by school reports...

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Ige releases $5 million for design of new West Oahu high school
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 9:24 PM :: 2633 Views :: Education K-12

...“Sometimes you have to make waves to catch a wave,” said McDermott....

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Friday, March 25, 2016
Hawaii DoE: Don’t Measure Students Ability to Speak English
By News Release @ 5:16 PM :: 2394 Views :: Education K-12

Hawaii is requesting a waiver from the US Dept. of Education....

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Friday, March 25, 2016
‘Culturally Accurate’ Testing: DoE Latest Scheme to Move Goalposts
By News Release @ 5:13 PM :: 2251 Views :: Education K-12

...designing an assessment that can support a broader and culturally accurate definition of student success in Hawaii....

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Sunday, February 28, 2016
Hawaii BOE Adopts New Standards for Science Education
By News Release @ 8:37 AM :: 2310 Views :: Education K-12

...The new standards are interwoven across disciplines, including connections to language arts and mathematics....

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Thursday, February 25, 2016
New School Construction: Intentional misuse of taxpayer money
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 2:28 PM :: 3671 Views :: Education K-12

According to new DOE information the building of a $150 million high school planned for Kihei is not what is needed....

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Friday, February 19, 2016
HB1713—Exempt all State Employees from Ethics Laws
By News Release @ 5:02 AM :: 3086 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics
The bill would create a loophole in the law the size of a barn door by allowing any state employee to receive “detached remuneration.” In other words, it’s party time!
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Friday, February 12, 2016
VIDEO: Duke Aiona Legislative Update
By Video @ 9:01 PM :: 3861 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

Lt Gov Duke Aiona delivers Hawaii Family Advocates legislative update February 12, 2016....

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Tuesday, February 09, 2016
HB868 Gut n Replace: DoE Sneak Attack on Special Ed Students
By Selected News Articles @ 1:17 AM :: 3316 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

This is just the latest example of the Department of Education attempting to shortchange Hawaii’s special needs students....

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Sunday, February 07, 2016
GEMS to Cool Classrooms?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 3595 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Taxes

Apparently GEMS is an attractive target for raiding because a 2014 bond issue raised $150 million for the program and little, if any, capital has been deployed to date....

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Thursday, February 04, 2016
KSBE: We Will Fight Leasehold Conversion Bills
By News Release @ 7:02 PM :: 4638 Views :: Education K-12, Land Use, Small Business

A message from the Kam Schools CEO....

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Wednesday, February 03, 2016
Mainland Homosexuals Target First Amendment, Children, Bathrooms in Hawaii
By News Release @ 2:13 PM :: 3862 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

...Meanwhile, an HRC leader is busted for homosexual child molestation in Oregon....

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Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Report: Russian, Iranian Hackers Behind Honolulu School Bomb Threats
By Selected News Articles @ 1:41 PM :: 3288 Views :: Education K-12, Law Enforcement

A group using the name the Evacuator Group and the now-suspended Twitter handles @Ev4cuati0nSquad and @SwatTheW0rld has claimed responsibility for the threats....

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016
GEMS: Electric Ratepayers Pay Millions for Nothing
By Selected News Articles @ 3:00 AM :: 4578 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

By the year's end, the utility will need to collect $7,940,691.56 more to fulfill "revenue requirements" for GEMS....

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Governor Ige Proclaims Jan. 24-30 “Hawai’i School Choice Week”
By News Release @ 12:51 PM :: 1970 Views :: Education K-12

Hawaii students, communities to hold over 60 events as part of nation's largest-ever celebration of school choice....

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Sunday, January 17, 2016
VIDEO: Politically Incorrect Hawaiian Punch Prepares You for the Real World
By Video @ 1:38 PM :: 3530 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment, Higher Education

Comedian Tom Shillue, host of Red Eye on Fox News Channel....

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Saturday, January 16, 2016
Priorities not Politics for New Schools
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 2:42 AM :: 2342 Views :: Education K-12

West Oahu is currently drowning under exigent overcrowding....

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Hawaii DoE: $48M Annual Electric Bill is STEM Learning Opportunity
By News Release @ 4:55 PM :: 2578 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

"...students will learn core principles of science and will see the relevance of community initiatives, such as moving to solar energy, limiting waste, encouraging recycling and reducing water usage with low-flow toilets...."

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Saturday, January 09, 2016
$6.8 million in grants promote STEM jobs for Hawaii
By News Release @ 4:16 PM :: 3320 Views :: Education K-12, Higher Education

Implementing K–12 programs in computer, engineering or biomedical science....

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Thursday, January 07, 2016
Quality Counts: Hawaii K-12 Achievement Ranks 32nd in USA
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 2548 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

The 20th annual edition of Education Week’s Quality Counts....

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Tuesday, January 05, 2016
“Entire American Samoa school system must be revamped”
By Selected News Articles @ 6:12 PM :: 2556 Views :: Education K-12

“We are not doing enough” to educate Samoan students in math and science....

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Thursday, December 31, 2015
Man OK With Pedophilia Loses Bid to Teach Kids
By Selected News Articles @ 5:06 PM :: 3438 Views :: Education K-12, Higher Education

"the university could look to what Oyama said as an indication of what he would do once certified."

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015
New High School? What is DoE’s top priority?
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 9:18 PM :: 2754 Views :: Education K-12

The State is breaking ground on a new high school in Kihei....

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Top High School Teams to Compete in Lifesmarts Hawaii State Championship
By News Release @ 2:26 AM :: 2576 Views :: Education K-12

LifeSmarts is a consumer education program designed to teach students in grades 6-12 about personal finance, health and safety, the environment, technology, and consumer rights and responsibilities through online quizzes and in-person competitions....

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Monday, December 21, 2015
Report: Hawaii Youth Drug Overdose Deaths Double
By News Release @ 12:25 PM :: 3656 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Hawaii had the Sixth Lowest Rate of Youth Drug Overdose Death Rates, Rate has Doubled in Just Over a Decade....

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Friday, December 11, 2015
Education: U.S. House Passes ObamaCORE!
By NCPA @ 1:07 PM :: 2782 Views :: Education K-12

Common Core is being redefined as social-emotional learning, which must come first in the learning hierarchy — with academics taking a backseat....

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Thursday, December 10, 2015
Hawaii: 64% of your income for infant child care
By News Release @ 11:35 PM :: 3358 Views :: Education K-12, Cost of Living

In Hawaii, single parents with two children pay about 64% of their income for infant child care, nearly the same as married couple families at the poverty line with two children....

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Thursday, December 10, 2015
Christmas Comes Early for Teachers’ Unions With No Child Left Behind Rewrite
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:51 PM :: 3383 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

The Every Student Succeeds Act passed the Senate by a margin of 85 – 12 and in the U.S. House by a vote of 359-64 in late November (this included every Democrat who voted in both the House and Senate)....

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Thursday, December 10, 2015
HSTA Launches Push for 25% GE Tax Hike
By News Release @ 1:07 AM :: 3362 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

The bill will be introduced during the upcoming 2016 legislative session....

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Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Robotics championship to qualify Hawaii teams for World event
By News Release @ 10:02 PM :: 2560 Views :: Education K-12

...held Dec. 12, 2015 at the Pearl City High School cafeteria, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m....

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Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Teacher Quality? Hawaii Scores D+
By News Release @ 9:56 PM :: 3098 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

This year’s report measures state progress against a set of 32 policy goals....

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Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Auditor: More Charter Schools Could Face Financial Collapse
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 1:57 AM :: 2966 Views :: Education K-12

"We ... examined a number of active charter schools whose financial data were similar to Hālau Lōkahi’s.'

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Friday, November 20, 2015
College and Career Readiness—How Did Your School Do?
By News Release @ 11:43 PM :: 4243 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...how high school graduates are prepared to meet the HIDOE’s Strategic Plan Goal that all students demonstrate they are on a path toward success in college, career and citizenship....

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Monday, November 16, 2015
Federal Intervention in Schools Looks to Remain in Force Through Possible No Child Left Behind Deal
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:06 PM :: 2404 Views :: Education K-12

House and Senate proposals to rewrite No Child Left Behind are set to head into conference early next week....

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Thursday, November 12, 2015
Feds: Race to the Top Empowers Hawaii to Transform Education
By News Release @ 11:15 PM :: 2935 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

Fundamental Change: Innovation in America's Schools under Race to the Top....

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Thursday, November 05, 2015
McDermott: Get the Politicians out of School Construction
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 5:50 PM :: 3067 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

State CIP money is going to political cronies’ districts, not where it is really needed....

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Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Does Central Control of our Schools Produce Bad Policy?
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:46 AM :: 1817 Views :: Education K-12

Hawaii has earned an overall grade of C- for school policy, down from a grade of C in 2000....

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Saturday, October 31, 2015
DoE: Hawaii is ahead of President’s call to reduce testing in schools
By News Release @ 3:55 AM :: 2582 Views :: Education K-12

"We made significant changes to reduce the amount of testing in our schools this year," stated Superintendent Matayoshi....

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Study: Mixed Results from Pre-K Program
By NCPA @ 4:14 PM :: 2372 Views :: Education K-12

...by the end of first grade, the achievement scores for both groups were again equal and by third grade the scores of children who participated in the pre-K program were lower than those who had not....

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Hawaii NAEP: Student Proficiency Drops Sharply
By News Release @ 2:41 AM :: 2335 Views :: Education K-12

“Compared with NAEP, Smarter Balanced more directly measures what we expect our students to know and be able to do...."

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Strive HI Test Results--How Did your School Do?
By News Release @ 3:31 PM :: 3717 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...This annual report provides a snapshot of how schools are doing in achievement, growth, readiness and reducing the achievement gap....

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Keeping Track of Sex-Ed in DoE Classrooms
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 2:05 PM :: 3892 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

The new policy also requires that a description of the curriculum used by the school to be made available to parents before instruction starts....

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Sunday, October 18, 2015
Am Samoa: Faleomavaega May Try Congress By Proxy
By Selected News Articles @ 6:32 PM :: 3640 Views :: Education K-12, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

Faleomavaega's sister, Vaitunasa Salu Hunkin-Finau is prepared to make a bid to return the office to family hands....

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Thursday, October 15, 2015
Students at 37 Hawaii public high schools earn Advanced Placement Awards
By News Release @ 4:09 AM :: 2141 Views :: Education K-12

College Board Advanced Placement Program (AP) Scholar Awards in recognition of exceptional achievement in AP Exams....

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Saturday, October 10, 2015
Hawaii public school enrollment dips
By News Release @ 12:50 AM :: 2321 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...total enrollment for school year 2015-16 is 180,409, compared with 180,895 in school year 2014-15, and 185,273 the year before that....

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