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Friday, November 20, 2020
Acellus: Opposition Movement Could Cost Hawaii Schools $272 Million
By News Release @ 3:18 PM :: 576 Views :: Education K-12

... four schools decided to discontinue Acellus because they heard assertions that it was racist and sexist.  The discontinuation led 421 kids to pull out of Hawaii public schools and join the company's Kansas City distance learning schools for Acellus ....

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Friday, November 20, 2020
COVID News: DoE Finally Achieves Goal of Eliminating All Standardized Testing
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 544 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...The DOE said the federal waiver does not apply to the current 2020-21 school year....

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Politically Incorrect: DoE Dumps Acellus
By News Release @ 2:54 AM :: 555 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment

... Department to phase out use of Acellus in all schools by the end of the 2020-21 school year ....

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Saturday, November 7, 2020
How HSTA Won ‘Work’ from Home at Kapolei HS
By News Release @ 9:37 PM :: 528 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...teleworking for all staff, effective Wednesday, Nov. 4 through Wednesday, Nov. 11, with school facilities expected to reopen Nov. 12....

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Friday, November 6, 2020
Hawaii AP Exams: Elite Students do Better, Others Fail--DoE Calls This 'Progress'
By News Release @ 10:02 PM :: 678 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...16% decrease in the number of students taking the exam and exams taken during the pandemic....

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Monday, October 26, 2020
Lawsuit: HPD Officer Arrests Kid After Fight with Son
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 1407 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Law Enforcement, Police

... J.R. was being bullied by an HPD officer’s son. One day in November 2018, J.R. was forced into a fight with the officer’s son at school. The next day, that same HPD officer showed up to J.R.’s school, and—in full view of teachers and students—arrested J.R. ....

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020
DoH Revises COVID Guidance for School Reopening
By News Release @ 2:38 AM :: 590 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... Last month, the Hawai‘i Department of Health issued a comprehensive, 28-page guidance document for public and charter schools ....

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Thursday, October 8, 2020
Child Safety Account to Escape School Bullying?
By Heartland Foundation @ 11:33 PM :: 554 Views :: Education K-12

...Program Would Be Open To All Hawaii Children Facing A Safety Issue At School....

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Friday, October 2, 2020
Distance Learning: What is your School's Plan?
By News Release @ 1:49 PM :: 839 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...Updated Complex by Complex elementary, middle/intermediate, and high school models for the reopening of the 2020-21 year....

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Saturday, September 26, 2020
Telescope Backs Waiakea HS STEM Program
By News Release @ 12:22 AM :: 665 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...With only a few working computers left, it was time to reach out for help.... 

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Friday, September 25, 2020
After Secret Meeting, BoE Agrees to Re-Hear Kahuku Windfarm Petition
By News Release @ 6:01 PM :: 761 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Energy, Ethics

...The proposed rule would require the Department to hold a community meeting and solicit family and community feedback before providing official comment on proposed developments....

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Sunday, September 20, 2020
'Hush Money' and Retaliation: FBI Investigates Kauai Charter School tied to OHA Trustee
By Andrew Walden @ 6:34 PM :: 4248 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

... similar to sandwich lease schemes common during the Broken Trust days ....

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Thursday, September 17, 2020
Second Round of Pandemic EBT Cards for 93,500 DoE Students
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 742 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...max EBT of $286 per kid....

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Holocaust knowledge among Millennials and Gen Z -- Hawaii Among Worst States
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 884 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Survey in Hawaii Finds: 55% Believe Something Like the Holocaust Could Happen Again; 65% Cannot Identify How Many Jews Were Killed During the Holocaust; 55% Cannot Name a Concentration Camp, Death Camp, or Ghetto....

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Saturday, September 12, 2020
DoE Enrollment Drops 3%--Charter School Enrollment Up 2%
By News Release @ 11:46 PM :: 747 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii's public and charter schools combined enrollment for school year 2020-21 totals 174,704 students, compared to 179,331 last year, a difference of 2.6 percent....

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Friday, September 4, 2020
Hawaii DoE Abandons Blue-Collar Households During Corona Crisis
By Selected News Articles @ 3:24 AM :: 1078 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

...Hawaii shows the largest disparity in weekly teacher interactions between more-educated and less-educated households. The gap for the nation is roughly 8%, while the gap for Hawaii is nearly 54%....

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Sunday, August 30, 2020
Week 3 DoE COVID Count
By News Release @ 4:10 AM :: 776 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... Confirmed positive cases for the week of Aug. 22-28 include nine employees, five students, four service providers and two parents, due to the level of interaction that occurred at a HIDOE facility, for a total of 20 ....

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Saturday, August 29, 2020
Auditor: DoE Refuses Cooperation with COVID Report
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 5:29 AM :: 763 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, COVID-19

...As many of our questions echo those being asked by the public and public officials, it is unreasonable for DOE to refuse our requests about their safety and health guidelines....

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Thursday, August 27, 2020
HIDOE extends Learn from Home distance learning through first quarter
By News Release @ 4:51 PM :: 573 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... first quarter ends Oct 2 ....

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Sunday, August 23, 2020
CDC: 48% of Hawaii HS Students Have Tried E-Cigs
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 823 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...and 30.6 percent of middle school students....

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Saturday, August 22, 2020
DoE COVID Count Week 2 -- Total Hits 29
By News Release @ 4:16 AM :: 738 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...Cases currently being investigated are not included in the count and will be reported in the following weeks....

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Sunday, August 16, 2020
DoE Releases Statewide List of COVID Cases by Complex Area
By News Release @ 2:27 AM :: 1021 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...Every Friday, DOE to inform families about COVID cases by complex area, not by campus....

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Friday, August 14, 2020
Kishimoto Pushes Back Against HSTA 'Scare Tactics'
By News Release @ 4:17 AM :: 1083 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...Mr. Rosenlee encouraged teachers to show up for paid training days over the past two weeks, and now he is telling teachers not to show up for students. The union demanded this additional training for teachers, at a cost of nine fewer instructional days for students, but is trying to prevent students from having the same opportunity....

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Thursday, August 13, 2020
HSTA Files Lawsuit to Block School reopening--No Request for Injunction
By Video @ 5:53 PM :: 1175 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...Injunction to stop students from returning to campus dropped....

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
DoE Sister Isles Plan: Almost all Schools go Virtual
By News Release @ 4:09 AM :: 693 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...Public schools on Kaua‘i, Hawaiʻi Island, and Maui County – with the exception of Moloka‘i schools and Hāna High & Elementary – will transition to full distance learning for the first four weeks of the 2020-21 school year....

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020
HSTA: COVID on Nine Campuses--No Public Announcement
By News Release @ 7:42 PM :: 921 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...In the last 11 days, there have been at least nine campuses with coronavirus cases in which some staff were quarantined and campuses were closed....

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Friday, August 7, 2020
DoE: No In-person Oahu Schools for First Four Weeks
By News Release @ 9:49 PM :: 958 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...Starting on Aug. 17, all O'ahu public schools will be implementing full distance learning models....

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Friday, August 7, 2020
HSTA: Pay our members for fake 'distance learning' classes
By News Release @ 6:43 PM :: 1138 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

"...One-hundred percent virtual instruction will allow many of these teachers to remain on the job...."

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Thursday, August 6, 2020
Homeschooling? Hawaii State Library offers free 'Scholastic Teachables'
By News Release @ 11:57 PM :: 1205 Views :: Education K-12, Family, COVID-19

...Scholastic Teachables materials are of high-quality and are ready-to-use for all age ranges from Pre-K to grade 8....

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Friday, July 31, 2020
Transitioning to School-at-Home
By Selected News Articles @ 4:23 AM :: 801 Views :: Education K-12, Family

... advice from successful homeschoolers ....

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Thursday, July 30, 2020
5 Years for Embezzling $600K from Hawaiian Charter School
By News Release @ 2:48 AM :: 1048 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12

... In sentencing Estabilio, the District Judge imposed a sentence above the range suggested by the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines. At the sentencing hearing, the District Judge characterized Estabilio’s conduct as “reprehensible,” and driven by “greed” and a sense of “entitlement” ....

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020
School Reopening Push Back to Aug 17
By News Release @ 4:05 AM :: 797 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...A proposed start date of Aug. 17 for students will be brought to the Board of Education on Thursday....

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Friday, July 24, 2020
OHA urges BOE to delay reopening of schools
By News Release @ 12:11 AM :: 773 Views :: Education K-12, OHA, COVID-19

...OHA testimony for the July 23, 2020, Hawai‘i State Board of Education General Business Meeting urging the Board of Education to delay the reopening of schools....

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Thursday, July 23, 2020
HSTA, HGEA, UPW issue joint statement calling for delayed return of students to campus
By News Release @ 5:05 AM :: 915 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...DoE's designed-to-fail scheme is falling apart....

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020
HSTA urges state, Board of Education to delay return of students to campus
By News Release @ 2:07 AM :: 845 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...“Our schools are woefully underprepared to deliver a distance learning program should a school be shut down by the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) due to the spread of COVID-19,” said HSTA President Corey Rosenlee....

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Ige Reaffirms Plan for Aug 4 Reopening of Public Schools
By News Release @ 11:08 PM :: 746 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...Teachers return on Wednesday, July 29....

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
HIDOE Distance-Learning Survey Insights and Findings
By News Release @ 1:38 AM :: 782 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...The surveys focused on distance-learning experiences during the closure of school buildings following spring break....

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Friday, July 10, 2020
DoE Announces COVID Class Schedules for Fall
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 1530 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... what will be your school's class schedule? ....

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Thursday, July 2, 2020
Fake it to Make it: DoE Releases 'Return to Learn' Plan
By News Release @ 6:53 PM :: 1574 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...The Real Plan for Fall Semester—School 2 Days per Week, Teachers Get Paid for 5 days....

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Monday, June 29, 2020
HSTA reaches school reopening agreement with state of Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:13 AM :: 1148 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

... Hawaii public schools to reopen with safeguards ....

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Saturday, June 27, 2020
State Education Systems with the Most Racial Equality -- Hawaii 16th
By Selected News Articles @ 11:42 PM :: 919 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...to determine which states have the most racial equality in education....

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Friday, June 26, 2020
Letter: Legislators 'Concerned' About DoE Plan to Continue 'Distance Learning' Scam
By News Release @ 11:19 PM :: 1289 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...The letter outlines low participation rates for distance learning, internet connectivity and device access inequities among students, and the lack of a concise plan for how they will spend the federal CARES Act funding they have received....

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Friday, June 26, 2020
Kauai DoE Pilot Program to Continue 'Distance Learning' Scam with no Evaluations Until Fall of 2021
By News Release @ 5:05 AM :: 1699 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...The Kaua‘i Education Technology Pilot Project is reimagining how much HSTA members can get away with in response to the COVID-19 pandemic....

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Pandemic EBT: $360 Extra SNAP Benefits For Families of 93,000 Students
By News Release @ 4:32 PM :: 1773 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...Hawaiʻi P-EBT Pandemic School Meals Replacement Benefits to more than 93,000 students receiving free or reduced-price school meals in Hawaiʻi, including almost 48,000 students already receiving SNAP benefits....

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Survey: Teachers Report Low Participation in Online Learning
By News Release @ 2:17 AM :: 1403 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...48% of middle and high school teachers report 0-20% of students consistently participated in distance learning....

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Thursday, May 14, 2020
HIDOE closing out 2019-20 school year
By News Release @ 3:07 AM :: 784 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...online registration system available to register new students for fall....

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Monday, May 11, 2020
DoE and DHS: Auditor Finds Significant Deficiencies
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 4:00 AM :: 1036 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...significant deficiencies in internal control over financial reporting....

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Thursday, April 30, 2020
Hawaii’s Successful Experience With Weighted-Student Formula Has Improved Funding Equity
By Selected News Articles @ 2:30 AM :: 911 Views :: Education K-12

...The weighted-student formula has provided a much more equitable, responsive and transparent way to fund Hawaiian schools....

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
How Many DoE Students are Receiving Consistent Education? -- Congressional Delegation Demands Answers
By News Release @ 7:31 PM :: 1625 Views :: Education K-12, Congressional Delegation, COVID-19

...Across the state, how many public elementary and secondary students are receiving some kind of consistent education every day? How many students are not receiving this level of education?....

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Kahuku Mother Sues Board of Education over Secret, Closed-Door Meeting and Vote
By News Release @ 6:09 PM :: 1861 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Energy, Ethics

...suit against the Board of Education for holding a secret, closed door meeting last February, that resulted in denying her petition for rulemaking, violating the state Sunshine Law....

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