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Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Closing the DoE achievement gap: "Inadequate Progress Made"
By News Release @ 1:16 AM :: 2352 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 :: 3206 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 :: 3953 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 :: 5541 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 :: 3092 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 :: 3683 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 :: 3642 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 :: 2124 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 :: 2915 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 :: 4826 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 :: 2273 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 :: 3117 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 :: 3361 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 :: 3946 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 :: 3496 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 :: 2620 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 :: 3373 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 :: 2302 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 :: 2283 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 :: 2830 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 :: 2513 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 :: 3801 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 :: 3214 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 :: 3369 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 :: 3192 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 :: 3914 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 :: 3278 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 :: 2592 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 :: 5127 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 :: 2918 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 :: 7155 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 :: 3924 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 :: 2968 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 :: 2240 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 :: 4054 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 :: 4783 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 :: 5108 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 :: 3659 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 :: 3942 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 :: 2274 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 :: 2657 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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Sunday, April 12, 2015
HB459: The Science and Politics of Casual Sex
By News Release @ 12:09 PM :: 4604 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

...Hawaii State Capitol Auditorium on Thursday, April 16th @ 7 PM....

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Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Ige Nominates Suzanne Case to DLNR, Names Three to School Board
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 3955 Views :: Education K-12, Environment, Hawaii State Government

Suzanne Case is a 28-year veteran of The Nature Conservancy and has served as its executive director since 2001....

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Saturday, April 04, 2015
Legislative Week in Review: Sex, Drugs, Birth Certificates, and a Place to Hide the Kids from Mom
By Hawaii Family Advocates @ 5:05 PM :: 3432 Views :: Education K-12, Family

...one week before 2nd legislative decking....

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Thursday, April 02, 2015
ADHD in Hawaii: 70% on Prescription Drugs, 61% Get 'Behavioral Therapy'
By News Release @ 4:34 PM :: 3345 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Drugs
"The shocking truth is that many of those diagnoses are wrong, and that most of those boys are being drugged for no good reason—simply for being boys."
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Thursday, April 02, 2015
DoE Announces Statewide Graduation Dates for 2015
By News Release @ 4:58 AM :: 2280 Views :: Education K-12

Some 10,500 students are expected to graduate from more than 50 public schools in ceremonies happening across the state in late May and early June 2015...

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Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Hawaii 4th Graders Being Brainwashed Against GMOs
By Joni Kamiya @ 11:14 PM :: 3094 Views :: Education K-12, GMOs
...Just a few days ago, my 9 year old daughter came home from school and asked me, ”Mom, does GMO corn make holes in rats’ stomachs?”....
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Monday, March 30, 2015
Political Fight Over Teachers' Mailboxes
By Selected News Articles @ 1:39 PM :: 3432 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Labor

...The warning came after elementary schoolteacher Justin Hughey, a candidate for HSTA vice president, tried to distribute a 1-page flyer in Maui High School on March 3.....

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Saturday, March 28, 2015
Amendments Made to Sex Education and Marijuana Dispensary Bills
By Hawaii Family Advocates @ 3:51 AM :: 4344 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Drugs

Below are bills that were heard between Friday, March 20, 2015 and Thursday, March 26, 2015....

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Monday, March 23, 2015
Before the Common Core Debacle: HSA Test Scores up 11% Math, 5% Reading
By News Release @ 5:37 PM :: 3997 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

​The College and Career Indicators Report​ (CCRI) released today by Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education....

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