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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Jalousie Work: After 10 Years Union Lawsuit Ends
By News Release @ 1:33 AM :: 3860 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Small Business

The dispute began when the painters and glazers’ union complained to the State Contractors License Board that the contractors hired to renovate Lanakila Elementary School in 2005 were installing jalousie windows....

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Audit: DoE Claims to be ‘Financially Responsible’
By News Release @ 5:42 AM :: 2584 Views :: Education K-12

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) has released its Annual Financial Audit for the 2015 fiscal year....

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Monday, May 16, 2016
Report: Hawaii State-Funded Pre-K Serves only 365 Students
By News Release @ 6:22 PM :: 2928 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

In Hawaii, this is the first year the Executive Office on Early Learning’s pre-K program was included in the report....

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Saturday, May 14, 2016
When Classrooms Get Too Hot, Laie Parents Take Matters into Their Own Hands
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:48 PM :: 3549 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

Jennifer Kajiyama and Carol Feinga are part of Keep Laie Cool, an initiative working to solve the crisis of Hawaii’s hot classrooms....

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Saturday, May 14, 2016
Obama Admin Orders Hawaii Schools to Let Trannies Hang out in Bathrooms
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:11 PM :: 4405 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

Roosevelt said: "A chicken in every pot."  Obama says: "A tranny in every bathroom."

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Friday, May 13, 2016
McDermott calls for special session to address Campbell HS construction funds
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 2:33 AM :: 2571 Views :: Education K-12

...Otherwise we shall be stuck with chaos and an embarrassment in two years....

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
BYUH One of 20 Best Education Schools in US
By News Release @ 2:02 PM :: 3095 Views :: Education K-12, Higher Education

...The 2016 National College Education Program Rankings have been released by ToBecomeATeacher.org....

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Sunday, May 08, 2016
Transient Oriented Schools: Impacting Housing Costs
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 2915 Views :: Education K-12, Rail

Forced exactions to fund our government don’t always come from taxing agencies....

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Friday, May 06, 2016
Ige Signs ‘Cool Schools’ Bill
By News Release @ 12:42 AM :: 4472 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

...an emergency appropriation of $100 million to fund equipment and installation costs for air conditioning, heat abatement measures and related energy efficiency measures....

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Saturday, April 30, 2016
‘ESSA Team’ Begins Writing ‘Blueprint for Public Education in Hawaii’
By News Release @ 8:45 PM :: 2232 Views :: Education K-12

...the 19 members discussed innovation and empowerment as the team starts work to create the blueprint for public education in Hawai‘i....

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Friday, April 29, 2016
Hiding the Failure: DoE Gets Another Testing Waiver for Hawaiian Language Immersion Schools
By News Release @ 5:34 PM :: 3093 Views :: Education K-12

For the second consecutive year, the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education (HIDOE) will issue a specialized assessment to Hawaiian immersion students....

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
New Schools? Zero Guidance from DoE
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 5:39 PM :: 3266 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...legislators are allowed to simply carve up the Capitol Improvement Budget by political favoritism....

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Monday, April 25, 2016
Hawaii Preschool Costs More Than College
By News Release @ 9:37 PM :: 4233 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Child care for a 4-year-old costs an average of $776 each month....

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Saturday, April 23, 2016
DoE Seeks Public Input on Strategic Plan
By News Release @ 2:38 PM :: 2596 Views :: Education K-12

...The Strategic Plan, which was last updated in 2012, is a combined effort to further develop comprehensive strategies focused on three foundational goals of quality education: Student Success, Staff Success and Successful Systems of Support....

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Thursday, April 21, 2016
McDermott, Fevella: Building a New School for Ewa Beach
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 12:10 PM :: 2696 Views :: Education K-12

Representative Bob McDermott discusses the building of a new school for Ewa Beach with Kurt Fevella President at The Ewa Beach Lions Club....

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
State Accepting Applications for free Pre-K classes
By News Release @ 9:42 PM :: 2252 Views :: Education K-12

...classes are available to eligible children at 19 public elementary schools....

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
US News & World Report: Best High Schools in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:32 PM :: 3382 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

We reviewed 28,561 U.S. public high schools; 17 Hawaii schools made our rankings....

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
DoE 2016 Graduation Dates
By News Release @ 1:01 AM :: 2650 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 :: 3488 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 :: 3348 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 :: 3707 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 :: 4224 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 :: 3200 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 :: 2887 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 :: 2588 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 :: 2423 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 :: 2533 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 :: 3962 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 :: 3362 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 :: 4210 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 :: 3634 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 :: 3952 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 :: 4994 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 :: 4215 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 :: 3545 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 :: 4869 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 :: 2153 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 :: 3904 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 :: 2529 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 :: 2878 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 :: 3577 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 :: 2794 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 :: 2770 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 :: 3713 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 :: 2970 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 :: 2792 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 :: 3986 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 :: 2973 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 :: 3636 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 :: 3699 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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