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Friday, July 14, 2017
Private Scholarships Offer Micronesians Access to Opportunity
By News Release @ 11:58 PM :: 423 Views :: Education K-12, National News

...A dozen Micronesian students are headed to prestigious private schools this fall, thanks to Habele K-12 tuition scholarships....

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Saturday, June 24, 2017
BoE Approves ESSA Plan Submission to Feds
By News Release @ 2:46 AM :: 418 Views :: Education K-12

The plan will be submitted following a 30-day opportunity for Governor David Ige to sign it.

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Saturday, June 24, 2017
DoE to Open Military Transition Centers
By News Release @ 2:36 AM :: 450 Views :: Education K-12, Military

HIDOE will commit $250,000 annually for four years using federal Impact Aid funds towards school Transition Center facility improvements, technology, furnishings and special events....

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Friday, June 23, 2017
Transforming Military Impact Aid into Education Savings Accounts
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:01 PM :: 543 Views :: Education K-12, Military

...Hawaii is one of only four states where over 30 percent of high school graduates who hope to join the Army cannot achieve an adequate score on the Armed Forces Qualification Test.... 

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Monday, June 19, 2017
Cool Schools? DoE Working to Avoid Installing Air Conditioners
By News Release @ 5:33 PM :: 818 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

"The department has made every effort to find solutions to cooling our classrooms in ways that are not only cost-efficient but also energy efficient..."

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Kids Count: Hawaii Ranks 17th in Child Well-being
By News Release @ 1:39 AM :: 621 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...families continue to offer a strong foundation for Hawaiʻi’s children, according to the 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book....

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Thursday, June 08, 2017
BoE Puts 'ESSA Team' Principal in Charge, Temporarily
By News Release @ 12:18 AM :: 284 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...DoE Priorities Reflect Teachers Union, HGEA Goals....

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Friday, June 02, 2017
‘Free’ Food for all Children at 63 Hawaii Public Schools
By News Release @ 11:14 PM :: 486 Views :: Education K-12

...Meals will be served at select locations Monday through Friday, except June 12 and July 4. Most schools will serve breakfast and lunch....

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Trump Education Budget Cuts Native Hawaiian Education, Boosts Charter Schools
By Selected News Articles @ 9:37 PM :: 478 Views :: Education K-12, OHA

...provides supplemental awards “to school districts that agree to adopt weighted student funding combined with open enrollment systems that allow Federal, State, and local funds to follow students to the public school of their choice...."

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Saturday, May 27, 2017
Education leaders formalize Maunakea Scholars program
By News Release @ 4:31 AM :: 372 Views :: Education K-12, Higher Education, OHA

...more opportunities for local high school students to use Maunakea Observatories for their innovative research projects....

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Thursday, May 25, 2017
Report: Hawaii Shows Little Growth in Preschool Funding
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 339 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii continues to support only a few hundred children in public preschool....

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Robotics Showcased by Yap Island Students
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 97 Views :: Education K-12, National News

"We should all be proud of these kids, who’ve been at it since 2011," explained regional newspaper publisher Lee Weber....

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Sex, Lies, and Repetitious Badgering: Meet Hawaii’s New Superintendent of Schools
By Video @ 4:45 AM :: 882 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics
... The HSTA wanted 'new perspectives' -- so Ige's BoE dumped Matayoshi and got this ....
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Sunday, May 21, 2017
GEMS: A Raid by Any Other Name…
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 528 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Taxes

GEMS, as a program, has been a miserable failure, resulting primarily in a large wad of cash that is just sitting in the bank. That’s why our legislature got the bright idea to “use” it to prop up another miserable failure – the “Cool the Schools” initiative....

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Friday, May 19, 2017
Board of Education selects next Superintendent—No word on Golden Parachute
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 555 Views :: Education K-12

...Christina Kishimoto, Ph.D., signed a three-year contract and will start on August 1, 2017....

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Friday, May 19, 2017
Matayoshi’s DoE Receives national innovation award
By News Release @ 10:12 PM :: 482 Views :: Education K-12

...then the HSTA's Governor's minions fired her....

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Friday, May 19, 2017
Lawsuit against Hawaii Churches Hurts the Surrounding Community
By Selected News Articles @ 7:17 PM :: 972 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment

...atheists Mitchell Kahle and Holly Huber sued the churches under Hawaii’s False Claims Act....

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Monday, May 15, 2017
Atheist Lawsuit Against Hawaii Churches to be Heard by State Supreme Court Friday
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 6:02 PM :: 623 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment, Religion

...The court will be hearing the Appeal THIS FRIDAY, and you are invited to sit in....

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Saturday, April 29, 2017
Fake Methodology: Health Department Claims 11% of Hawaii HS Students are LGBTQ
By Andrew Walden @ 3:46 PM :: 1282 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care
Are you committing a thought crime right now?
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
HSTA: 98% Ratify Sweetheart Contract with Ige
By News Release @ 11:42 PM :: 569 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

Ninety-eight percent of the nearly 8,000 members of HSTA who cast ballots across the state today voted to ratify a new four-year contract....

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Hawaii’s Best Public High Schools—How did your School Rank?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:31 PM :: 1383 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

There are six silver medal schools and five bronze medal schools from Hawaii included in the 2017 rankings of U.S. News Best High Schools....

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Thursday, April 20, 2017
Hawaii Officially Proclaims Children of Fallen Patriots Day
By News Release @ 6:52 PM :: 994 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Military

...Governor of Hawaii, David Ige, has officially proclaimed May 13th as Children of Fallen Patriots Day....

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Accountability? DoE Releases ESSA Plan
By News Release @ 6:09 PM :: 968 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

The 30-day public comment period begins today, Tuesday, April 18, and will run through Thursday, May 18, 2017....

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Saturday, April 15, 2017
Connect to Careers: Preparing next generation of Hawaii workforce
By News Release @ 3:19 AM :: 983 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...business and education partners including the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) and the Hawaii Carpenters Apprenticeship and Training Fund....

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Thursday, March 30, 2017
Micronesian students head to International Robotics Competition
By News Release @ 5:10 AM :: 954 Views :: Education K-12, National News

The famously traditional Island of Stone Money is sending top students to a high tech global robotics competition....

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Sunday, March 26, 2017
Yes, Toto, Tourists Also Pay Real Property Tax
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 1215 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes

...this study appeared to be an outgrowth of a move by our teachers’ union....

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Supreme Court: IDEA Requires ‘Ambitious’ Education Plan for Disabled Children
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 1079 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

Maybe the Hawaii DoE will stop suing disabled children now?

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
College Readiness: How Did Your School Do?
By News Release @ 2:32 AM :: 1036 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...College and Career Readiness Indicators Report (CCRI) for the Class of 2016....

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Statewide 2017 HS Graduation Dates
By News Release @ 2:23 AM :: 1112 Views :: Education K-12
The Hawaii State Department of Education announced its 2017 graduation dates for public and charter schools statewide....
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Sunday, March 19, 2017
A Constitutional Amendment for Education Wars, Part 2
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 1254 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...two bills are moving through the legislature on this subject....

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017
UPDATE: Galera Quits, BoE Resumes Search for Superintendent
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 1808 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

“The Search Committee appreciates the forthright statements of a public that is unafraid to speak up and who is passionate about the education of our students...."

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Sunday, March 12, 2017
A Constitutional Amendment for Education Wars
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 1157 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes

The "shall make sufficient sums available" language is used in one more place in our constitution. It's in Article XII, Section 1, relating to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands....

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Friday, March 10, 2017
DBEDT Report Designed to Help HSTA Write Slush Fund into Constitution?
By News Release @ 6:21 PM :: 1124 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

DBEDT is measuring dollars not taxpayers. One out-of-state owner of a shopping mall, golf course, or hotel equals 1000s of individual local homeowners....

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Friday, March 10, 2017
Integrity: Castle Foundation Refusing to Pay for ‘Unfair’ DoE Superintendent Search
By News Release @ 2:38 AM :: 1115 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

“Recent developments led the Foundation to have deep concerns that one candidate may have an unfair advantage over other applicants."

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Thursday, March 09, 2017
“Second home” tax may put affordable homes out of reach
By Selected News Articles @ 10:23 PM :: 1012 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...this policy likely would backfire and make all housing in the islands more expensive....

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Monday, March 06, 2017
Darrel Galera Resigns BoE so Ige Can Appoint Him Superintendent
By News Release @ 8:00 PM :: 1038 Views :: Education K-12

...Ige appointed Galera to the BOE in October 2016. Galera has also served as the chairperson for the Governor’s ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) Team since its inception in April 2016....

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
No Joke: UH Pres Lassner to assist search for DoE superintendent
By News Release @ 2:49 AM :: 1269 Views :: Education K-12, Higher Education

...What color is your golden parachute?....

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
How to give teachers a pay raise … without raising taxes
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:08 PM :: 1568 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

 ...$9,450 a year more without spending a penny....

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Maunakea Observatories award Nānākuli and Kapolei students with research time
By Video @ 2:37 PM :: 1134 Views :: Education K-12, Higher Education, OHA

Maunakea Scholars is an innovative program designed to bring Hawaiʻi’s young, aspiring astronomers into the observatory community by competitively allocating observing time on Maunakea’s world-class telescopes....

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Transform the Bureaucracy and Achieve Justice for John Sosa
By Selected News Articles @ 2:05 PM :: 1347 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Labor

...Randall Roth comments on two stories on the DoE investigation into education reform advocate John Sosa which ran on KHON Feb 6 and Feb 7....

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Monday, February 13, 2017
HSTA Rallies for $500M Tax Hike on Renters—House Approves on 2nd Read
By News Release @ 11:03 PM :: 1972 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes, Cost of Living

...UHERO: ‘Discriminatory’ HSTA Property Tax Plan hits Renters Hardest....

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Friday, February 10, 2017
Demanding a Tax Hike, HSTA to Rally at Capitol
By News Release @ 7:29 PM :: 1713 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes

to lobby for a constitutional amendment that will drastically increase property taxes....

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Tuesday, February 07, 2017
A 1-2 punch of tax proposals
By Rachelle Chang @ 12:25 PM :: 1182 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Rail, Taxes

The State kept 10% of the surcharge collected or $25.92 million – which is more than the Department of Taxation’s entire Fiscal Year 2016 operating budget of $24 million....

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Saturday, February 04, 2017
UHERO: ‘Discriminatory’ HSTA Property Tax Plan hits Renters Hardest
By UHERO @ 12:22 AM :: 2056 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes

...an owner of an investment property in Honolulu worth less than half a million dollars can expect to see his (her) combined City and State property tax bill double....

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Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Parents asked to provide feedback on their child’s public school
By News Release @ 2:21 AM :: 897 Views :: Education K-12

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) begins its annual School Quality Survey (SQS) this week....

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
High-Speed Internet: Hawaii Schools #1 in USA
By News Release @ 1:25 AM :: 958 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...every student in Hawaii, Kentucky, North Dakota, South Carolina, and Wyoming meets the minimum connectivity goal of 100 kilobits per second (kbps) per student....

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Saturday, January 28, 2017
VIDEO: School Choice Dance 2017!
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:42 PM :: 767 Views :: Education K-12

Students, parents and teachers from Lanakila Baptist School held a special event this week to celebrate National School Choice Week....

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Monday, January 23, 2017
Hawaii Celebrates School Choice Week at 79 Events Statewide
By News Release @ 2:19 PM :: 731 Views :: Education K-12

There are 79 events planned in the Aloha State to raise awareness about K-12 school choice....

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Saturday, January 14, 2017
Ige: School system is simply not relevant to today’s students
By News Release @ 5:56 PM :: 1027 Views :: Education K-12

The success of today’s students in the future workplace and in our communities requires an absolute reboot of the rigid school system....

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Thursday, January 05, 2017
Auditor: Three DoE Special Funds do not meet criteria
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 10:22 AM :: 860 Views :: Education K-12

...1 special fund, 1 revolving fund, and 1 trust fund did not meet criteria and should be closed....

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