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Saturday, October 10, 2015
Hawaii public school enrollment dips
By News Release @ 12:50 AM :: 2371 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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Friday, October 09, 2015
Fitch: Hawaii debt levels are high
By News Release @ 4:15 PM :: 3294 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...and Fitch expects them to remain so. This largely reflects the state's direct responsibility for many functions delegated to local governments in other states, particularly K-12 education....

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Monday, October 05, 2015
NBC News Pumps Petition to Strip McKinley HS of Name
By Selected News Articles @ 7:48 PM :: 3807 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii History

...NBC News has seen fit to call attention to an obscure MoveOn.org petition seeking to change the name of President William McKinley High School in Honolulu....

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Hawaii DoE Pledges to 'Reset Career Education'
By News Release @ 2:49 AM :: 2501 Views :: Education K-12

...adding rigor and value to programs preparing high school graduates for high-skilled, high-demand jobs....

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Monday, September 28, 2015
Study: Hawaii Is the 6th Worst State for Teachers
By Selected News Articles @ 3:41 PM :: 3144 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

WalletHub analyzed the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 13 key metrics, ranging from average starting salary to unemployment rate to the projected number of teachers per student by 2022....

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
DoE Releases First Common Core Test Results
By News Release @ 3:52 AM :: 3242 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...The results show that 48 percent meet or exceed the achievement standard in ELA. In math, 41 percent of students tested meet or exceed achievement standards....

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Sexually Active High Schoolers Without Birth Control—Hawaii Ranks 7th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:25 PM :: 3483 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

CDC Youth Behavior Risk Survey data ....

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Saturday, September 12, 2015
DoE Outlines Heat abatement program at public schools
By News Release @ 12:53 AM :: 3355 Views :: Education K-12

There isn't a one-size-fits-all approach to reducing heat in schools, but there is a process....

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Monday, September 07, 2015
Autism: Federal Judge Orders DoE to Pay for Special Education in Private Schools
By Selected News Articles @ 2:38 PM :: 3682 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

It should thwart DOE attempts to yank students out of private placements while hearings are in progress....

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Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Closing the DoE achievement gap: "Inadequate Progress Made"
By News Release @ 1:16 AM :: 2436 Views :: Education K-12

Matayoshi received the same performance rating last year....

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Thursday, August 27, 2015
Ethics: Conflict of Interest Between Charter Schools, Profitable Nonprofits
By News Release @ 1:49 AM :: 3346 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...members of charter school governing boards, as well as charter school employees, may also be paid employees of these supporting non-profit organizations....

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Thursday, August 27, 2015
Ban on School Travel Offers--HSTA vs Ethics Comm
By News Release @ 1:40 AM :: 4083 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...prohibits teachers from accepting free travel and other benefits from tour companies for serving as chaperones on student educational trips....

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015
ACT: Hawaii Scores Lowest in USA, Again
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 5738 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...ACT score in Hawaii are still the lowest in the USA....

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Hope Street: New Teacher Leadership Growth in Hawaii
By News Release @ 9:05 PM :: 3230 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

Last year, in a state-wide data collection in collaboration with the HIDOE and HSTA, fellows sought teacher input around the implementation of the Hawai'i Common Core Standards....

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Monday, August 17, 2015
Sex Ed: Hawaii School Board decision is concerning
By Selected News Articles @ 4:54 PM :: 3827 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Life

Students in Hawaii will be subject to sex-ed classes with an emphasis on pregnancy prevention rather than abstinence, whether they or their parents like it or not....

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Thursday, August 13, 2015
Six DoE Sex Education Curricula Reviewed
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 8:46 PM :: 3807 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Life

...six available options for teaching sex education to middle school students....

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Hawaii DoE to request School Improvement Grant Waiver
By News Release @ 8:22 PM :: 2205 Views :: Education K-12

...SIG grants enable eligible schools in Hawaii to improve the quality of instruction and increase the academic achievement of students for a Strive HI Priority status school....

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Friday, August 07, 2015
CDC Report Claims Hawaii Schools' Early Starting Time Makes Kids Fat Drunks
By News Release @ 3:18 PM :: 3082 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...The percentage of schools with 8:30 a.m. or later start times varied greatly by state, ranging from 0% in Hawaii....

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Friday, August 07, 2015
Illegal Lobbying by Planned Parenthood behind New Sex Ed Program?
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 12:30 AM :: 5025 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Life

...asking the IRS to investigate allegations of lobbying the State Legislature in order to gain valuable curriculum development contracts....

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Thursday, July 30, 2015
First Day Back at School--Parents Greeted by Letter from Matayoshi
By News Release @ 9:30 PM :: 2388 Views :: Education K-12

Follow our journey this year on our website and via social media — #ProudtoServeKeiki....

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Thursday, July 30, 2015
Democrats for Education Reform: 'Power to the Local School'
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:38 PM :: 3244 Views :: Democratic Party, Education K-12

...working to reform the public education system....

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Thursday, July 30, 2015
Will Hawaii Planned Parenthood Sex Ed Programs Boost Baby Parts Business?
By Selected News Articles @ 12:34 AM :: 3485 Views :: Education K-12, Life

...Conflict of interest....

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015
School Safety: Hawaii Ranks 5th in USA
By News Release @ 2:02 AM :: 4087 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... 2015's States with the Best & Worst School Systems ....

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Sunday, July 26, 2015
DoE Fined $1.1M for Illegal Dumping
By News Release @ 2:00 PM :: 3624 Views :: Education K-12, Environment

...the transported soil was contaminated with heavy metals such as arsenic, barium, cadmium, lead, and mercury....

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Strange News: DoE Builds School on Time, Under Budget
By News Release @ 10:53 PM :: 2707 Views :: Education K-12

...design-build has a single point of responsibility....

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Income qualifications for free/reduced lunch updated for SY 2015-16
By News Release @ 3:40 PM :: 3515 Views :: Education K-12, Family

Children from households with income at or below the following levels are eligible for free or reduced-price meals....

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Monday, July 20, 2015
Ige Appoints Moriguchi Director of Early Learning
By News Release @ 9:04 PM :: 2377 Views :: Education K-12

Moriguchi was born and raised on O‘ahu and has worked in education for more than 15 years. She has served as an educational specialist at the state Department of Education....

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Monday, July 13, 2015
Ige Appoints Mizumoto Chair of BoE
By News Release @ 11:23 PM :: 2357 Views :: Education K-12

Mizumoto is CEO of Central Pacific Bank....

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015
HS Sports: Hawaii 2nd Lowest Gender Gap
By News Release @ 3:47 PM :: 2942 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

In Hawaii only 4.7% of high schools have a 10%+ gender equity gap in sports....

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Feds Extend Hawaii NCLB Waiver
By News Release @ 3:47 PM :: 2592 Views :: Education K-12

"The Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) has aligned its reform efforts and internal systems and processes to leverage progress toward outcomes...."

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Sunday, June 21, 2015
BoE Appoints New Superintendents
By News Release @ 3:12 PM :: 3915 Views :: Education K-12

...new leaders are appointed to key state offices....

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Sex Ed? Board of Ed Says 'Trust Us'
By Selected News Articles @ 9:47 PM :: 3332 Views :: Education K-12, Family

...the Board itself failed to properly disclose that the “opt-out” policy was once again being considered....

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Meet the Gay Activist in Charge of Federal 'Safe Schools' Policy
By Selected News Articles @ 12:37 AM :: 3487 Views :: Education K-12, Family

Kevin Jennings, founder of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)....

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Monday, June 15, 2015
Sex Ed: BoE Opting In to Opt Out?
By Selected News Articles @ 11:04 PM :: 3304 Views :: Education K-12, Family

"...only if the student’s parent or legal guardian provides prior consent.…"

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Monday, June 15, 2015
Is "Safe-Sex" Education the Reason Behind the Drop in Abortion in Hawaii?
By Selected News Articles @ 12:41 AM :: 4076 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

Laurie Temple Field, a former associate of the ACLU and now a representative for Hawaii Planned Parenthood, lost no time....

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Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Insurgents Win HSTA Leadership Election (again)
By News Release @ 9:58 PM :: 3398 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...and this time the outgoing leadership admits it....

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Sunday, June 07, 2015
Waianae Coast schools a national model for counseling
By News Release @ 2:51 PM :: 2686 Views :: Education K-12

...praise from the American School Counselor Association for their efforts to raise student achievement through comprehensive counseling services....

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Saturday, May 23, 2015
HSTA Insurgents: We Won the Election, Will Sue Tuesday
By News Release @ 7:21 PM :: 5273 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

Each of these races was decided by more than 150 votes....

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Friday, May 22, 2015
Auditor: School Bus Reforms Not Rolled Out Statewide
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 5:52 PM :: 3060 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...the reforms are a work in progress....

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Friday, May 22, 2015
UPDATE: HSTA Election Conspiracy? Okabe Complains About Release of Information
By Andrew Walden @ 2:42 AM :: 7352 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

"...have no integrity and join effectively in a conspiracy against him and his team....” 

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Thursday, May 21, 2015
Hawaii State Capitol: MD on Errors in ‘Politically Correct’ Sex Ed
By Video @ 3:35 PM :: 4067 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

The complete video from the presentation at the State Capitol Auditorium....

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Hawaii: Report Looks at the State of Preschool
By News Release @ 2:46 PM :: 3112 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

The 2014 State Preschool Yearbook is the newest edition of our annual report profiling state-funded prekindergarten programs in the United States....

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Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Rep. McDermott critical of new state budget for ignoring pressing needs at Campbell High School
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 6:20 PM :: 2324 Views :: Education K-12

...teachers are in essence nomads with no classroom to call their own; they must float to any open space....

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
“The Indoctrination of our children” with Dr. Joe McIlhaney
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 11:01 PM :: 4210 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

Joe McIlhaney, MD is the Founder and Chairman of The Medical Institute for Sexual Health....

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Thursday, April 23, 2015
Ohana Policy Group Pushes Back Against Kindergarten Gay Sex Education
By News Release @ 4:49 PM :: 4951 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

Hawaii's Ohana Policy Group is developing strategies and tactics to combat in-school lifestyle indoctrination....

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Thursday, April 23, 2015
HSTA Contract Reopener Showers Teachers in Cash
By News Release @ 5:33 AM :: 5274 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

One-time lump sum payment of $2000 for all active, full-time licensed teachers....

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Audit: DoE Bungles Federal Grants, Gives Teachers Excess Sick Leave, Vacation Time
By News Release @ 4:02 PM :: 3830 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Labor
"Material weaknesses identified"
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Saturday, April 18, 2015
BoE to Debate Sex Education Policy
By Hawaii Family Advocates @ 2:54 AM :: 4093 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care
April 21, 2015 (Tuesday) at 1:30 p.m.
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Friday, April 17, 2015
DoE: Students Meet 79% of 'Wellness Guidelines'
By News Release @ 2:36 PM :: 2360 Views :: Education K-12

Wellness Guidelines look at nutritional guidelines, health and nutrition education, physical education and activity....

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Public input sought on school calendar
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 2768 Views :: Education K-12

Feedback collected by the online survey through April 22 will be used to help guide calendar development for the 2016-17 school year and beyond....

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