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Saturday, September 22, 2018
Strive HI -- How Did Your School Do?
By News Release @ 12:05 AM :: 118 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...click any school to see test results....

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Friday, September 21, 2018
Bullying App to Bring Students into DoE Faculty-Administration Retaliation System?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:33 PM :: 126 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...New app will allow Hawaii students to anonymously report bullying....

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Friday, September 14, 2018
VIDEO: 'Problematic' HSTA Rental Tax
By Video @ 5:40 PM :: 481 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12, Labor, Taxes

...Two public forums have been set to help educate voters....

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Constitutional Amendment: Support for Public Education or Misguided Public Policy?
By Video @ 3:02 AM :: 617 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Cost of Living

...Stanley Lau who is the chair of the Affordable Coalition PAC which was formed to oppose the passage in the upcoming General Election of a constitutional amendment authorizing the State to tax investment property....

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Friday, September 07, 2018
‘Education tax’ a Pandora's box
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:26 PM :: 534 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes

...The best laid plans, we are told, often go awry ... “Especially when it comes to politicians counting on revenue from tax hikes.”....

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Friday, September 07, 2018
States with the Biggest Bullying Problems
By Selected News Articles @ 1:10 PM :: 612 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii ranks 27th ....

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Wednesday, September 05, 2018
HSTA Rental Tax: Expedited Hearing for Counties Lawsuit
By News Release @ 10:48 PM :: 521 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Office of Elections, Taxes

...After amended complaints were filed, the state Office of Elections said the ballot will not have a title....

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Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Pearl City: Lowest Percentage of Families with Small Children in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:48 AM :: 1284 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Hawaii Statistics

...Pearl City also has the 2nd lowest divorce rate and the 3rd-lowest percentage of families in poverty....  

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Saturday, September 01, 2018
State tax first of many?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:13 AM :: 728 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes

...In Hawaii, we are now looking at one of the most popular of all tax solutions: passing the costs to a nebulous “other.”....

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Friday, August 31, 2018
DoE: 87% of Student Enrollment Growth Comes at Charter Schools
By News Release @ 12:19 AM :: 580 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...This year, Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) schools enrolled 168,152 students (up 57 from last year) and charter schools enrolled 11,546 students (up 386 from last year)....

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
DoE to Impose Multi-Million Dollar Housing Tax Kalihi to Ala Moana Starting October 1
By News Release @ 1:11 AM :: 1774 Views :: Education K-12, Development, Taxes

...To date, HIDOE has collected a combined $4.7 million in school impact fees in Leeward Oahu, West Maui and Central Maui....

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Register Now for Hawaii LifeSmarts Competition
By News Release @ 1:04 AM :: 397 Views :: Education K-12

...LifeSmarts is a free, national educational program that teaches students critical life skills in five key areas: Personal Finance, Consumer Rights & Responsibilities, Health & Safety, the Environment, and Technology through online quizzes and in-person competitions....

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Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Hawaii Ranks 25th -- States with the Most Underprivileged Children
By Selected News Articles @ 12:59 PM :: 783 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii ranks 10th-worst for education....

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Monday, July 30, 2018
Hawaii DoE: 2nd-Lowest ACT Scores in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:23 PM :: 950 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...2018’s States with the Best & Worst School Systems....

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Saturday, July 21, 2018
Board of Education approves new state and complex area leadership appointments
By News Release @ 1:35 AM :: 1252 Views :: Education K-12

...as recommended by Schools Superintendent Dr. Christina M. Kishimoto....

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Friday, July 20, 2018
2003: Ed Case Tries to Shut Down Parents of Disabled Students
By Selected News Articles @ 2:40 PM :: 1172 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...Case's amendment was fiendishly clever. If it had become part of the re-authorization of the IDEA, it would have neutered not only the Felix Consent Decree and given the finger to Judge David Ezra, but would have stripped families nationwide of their ability to protect students’ rights....

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Thursday, July 19, 2018
States with the Most At-Risk Youth--Hawaii 31st
By Selected News Articles @ 1:58 AM :: 578 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 14 key indicators of youth risk....

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Hawaii federal special education profile updated
By News Release @ 2:23 AM :: 629 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has created a profile for Hawaii....

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Kau Charter School Shuttered Amid Criminal Investigation
By News Release @ 2:43 AM :: 1397 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12, Ethics

...Big Island police have subpoenaed all of the school’s computers, financial records and student records....

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Sunday, July 08, 2018
Hawaii 11th Most Efficient Education System--When Cost of Living Taken into Account
By Selected News Articles @ 4:10 PM :: 1272 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...Education narrative favoring wealthier, whiter states was just proven wrong....

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Saturday, June 30, 2018
Hawaii ranks 24th in national child well-being
By News Release @ 12:22 PM :: 891 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...according to the 2018 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, released June 27 by the Annie E. Casey Foundation....

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Friday, June 22, 2018
Interior Announces Funds to Extend Yap Robotics League Program to Pohnpei, Chuuk
By News Release @ 5:56 PM :: 703 Views :: Education K-12

...Assistant Secretary Domenech presented the signed grant award to Larry Raigetal of Waa’gey who accepted the grant award on behalf of the recipient organization Habele....

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Friday, June 15, 2018
Special Ed: DoE Loses Class Action Suit Filed for 495 Students
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 1515 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Health Care, Labor

...495 young adults from Hawai'i will soon be receiving compensatory education and education-related services thanks to the recent settlement....

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Thursday, June 14, 2018
Hawaii Supreme Court Limits Jurisdiction of Civil Rights Commission
By News Release @ 11:18 PM :: 1313 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...The HTA decision drastically restricted and reduced the number of state and state-funded programs that are covered under § 368-1.5, as there are very few such programs or agencies that do not receive any federal funding....

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Sunday, June 10, 2018
Culture of accountability results in academic successes at Kamehameha III Elementary
By News Release @ 12:13 AM :: 961 Views :: Education K-12

...King Kamehameha III Elementary has seen its achievement steadily climb in all subjects while maintaining high levels of growth....

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Rusty Scalpel: Gut n Replace SB2858 Fails to meet Constitutional requirement
By News Release @ 3:47 PM :: 1273 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...The “Rusty Scalpel” award recognizes passage of a bill whose subject has been substantially amended without opportunity for adequate legislative review as required by the Hawaii Constitution....

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Yap Robo Day Showcases Technical Excellence in Micronesia
By News Release @ 12:19 PM :: 753 Views :: Education K-12

...five high schools battle it out in an elimination style robotics competition....

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Monday, May 21, 2018
Childcare: Mapping the Gap in Hawaii
By News Release @ 4:21 PM :: 1132 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii has shortfall of 30,000 licensed child care slots, study finds....

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Sunday, May 13, 2018
HSTA Again Selects Ige as Governor
By News Release @ 12:26 AM :: 1294 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Politicians

...he worked with HSTA for days at the bargaining table. Sometimes he stayed up with us until 3 a.m.... 

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Friday, May 11, 2018
Hawaii’s first public preschool program opens new classrooms
By News Release @ 1:22 PM :: 2471 Views :: Education K-12, Family

...EOEL – which oversees the development of Hawaii’s only state-funded preschool program – now offers 26 prekindergarten classrooms serving 520 keiki statewide....

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Sunday, May 06, 2018
Letting the Genie Out of the Bottle…for Our Keiki?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1241 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...The amendment, if approved by the voters, does not define what investment real property is. Nor does it contain any limitations on the taxing power. Almost all the details are left up to the state legislature....

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Monday, April 23, 2018
HSTA: Our Slush Fund is on the Ballot Nov 6
By News Release @ 5:25 PM :: 1859 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes

...​HSTA Slush Fund Unlimited Tax Increases in Your Future....

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Sunday, April 22, 2018
Still Lying About Peter Boy: Blame Homeschooling For CWS Failures
By Andrew Walden @ 11:46 PM :: 2252 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Family, Law Enforcement

... a sibling says Peter Boy wasn’t home-schooled, he just didn’t go to school ....

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Friday, April 20, 2018
DoE: Social Studies Standards open for public review through April
By News Release @ 5:00 PM :: 1002 Views :: Education K-12

...Office of Curriculum seeking broad input from educators and the public on the draft Secondary (grades 6-12) Social Studies Standards through April 30, 2018.... 

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Friday, April 13, 2018
Hawaii schools need flexibility, not centralization
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:09 PM :: 1296 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...At a time when many advocates of education reform are promoting greater local involvement in schools, Hawaii appears to be moving in the opposite direction....

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
DoE Touts Increased Enrollment in AP Classes
By News Release @ 2:30 PM :: 1258 Views :: Education K-12

...College and Career Readiness Indicators Report released by Hawai‘i P-20 Partnerships for Education....

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Monday, April 09, 2018
HSTA Bosses Reelected without Opposition
By News Release @ 10:47 PM :: 1212 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...HSTA State Leadership Team to Serve through 2021....

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Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Ige Appoints Three to BoE
By News Release @ 1:24 PM :: 1374 Views :: Education K-12

...Ige has appointed former teacher and principal Catherine Payne and University of Hawai‘i administrator Dwight Takeno to the Board of Education. Current board member Margaret Cox will be reappointed....

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Saturday, March 31, 2018
HB1489: Males to take over women’s sports in Hawaii?
By Mary Smart @ 7:50 PM :: 2252 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Higher Education

...Hawaii Legislators are moving HB 1489 to give males pretending to be female the right to use schools' non-existent female athletic facilities....

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Hawaii Among Least Innovative States Thanks to Failing Schools
By Selected News Articles @ 3:13 PM :: 1661 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Rank 47th – 8th Grade Math & Science Performance....

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018
HB2117: HSTA Pushes Bill to Outlaw Standardized Testing
By News Release @ 12:43 PM :: 1312 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...The bill has passed the House and will be heard today at 3:10pm in the Senate Education Committee in Room 229 at the state Capitol....

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Title IX Lawsuit? ACLU Says DoE Response 'Disappointing'
By News Release @ 5:15 PM :: 1398 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...14 DOE high schools “do not have separate athletic locker facilities for girls, even when boys in those same schools do have such access.” ....

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Attorney General Sessions Announces New Actions To Improve School Safety And Better Enforce Existing Gun Laws
By News Release @ 3:31 AM :: 2202 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Second Amendment

“...We are increasing the number of school resource officers, improving background checks and more aggressively prosecuting those who illegally attempt to purchase a firearm, and reviewing and enhancing the way our law enforcement agencies respond to tips from the public...." 

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Sunday, March 11, 2018
Gun Control Rallies: How Today’s students have been Brainwashed to prepare for this moment their whole lives
By Selected News Articles @ 10:35 PM :: 5424 Views :: Education K-12, Second Amendment

...Their educational experiences have been shaped by concepts like collaborative work, project-based learning, real-world scenarios, finding innovative solutions, and the underlying mantra that they can save the world....

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Thursday, March 08, 2018
Judiciary Program Dealing with bullies in school
By News Release @ 4:13 PM :: 2148 Views :: Education K-12, Judiciary

...“How many of you know someone who has been bullied?” asked Judge Heely....

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Monday, March 05, 2018
Report: Failing DoE Holds Back Hawaii's Progress Towards Eco-Socialism
By News Release @ 7:10 PM :: 2402 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Higher Education, Homelessness, Labor

...View Details of all Hawaii Goals, Targets, & Indicators....

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Saturday, March 03, 2018
Hawaii DoE Organizing Students to Walk out March 14
By Selected News Articles @ 5:24 PM :: 3170 Views :: Education K-12, Second Amendment

...The state Department of Education is instructing schools statewide to create a “designated walkout area” for students...to participate in upcoming protests against gun violence, Superintendent Christina Kishimoto said in a Friday letter to parents....

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Sunday, February 25, 2018
Teachers Union Grabs for Billion Dollar Slush Fund
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 1790 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...Do the problems in our classrooms have anything to do with special funds at all?....

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Saturday, February 24, 2018
Report: State of Computer Science Education in Hawaii
By News Release @ 4:35 AM :: 1631 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...just 14 traditional public schools offer AP Computer Science....

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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Homosexual Child Molestation: KSBE Outlines Terms of $80M Settlement
By News Release @ 1:25 AM :: 3049 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Family, Hawaii History, Health Care

...A tentative settlement between Kamehameha Schools and the survivors of Dr. Browne’s abuse has been reached....

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