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Friday, January 11, 2019
BoE Will Re-Do Sup’t Vote—May Have Acted Illegally on Other Executive Hires
By News Release @ 12:52 AM :: 520 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

"...The chairwoman also said the BOE needs to review other past executive-session actions to ascertain whether or not they also should be invalidated...."

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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Christian Brothers Oust Damien School President--Dispute Over Child Molestation Settlements
By News Release @ 2:00 AM :: 1362 Views :: Education K-12, Religion

...they resisted a request from the Christian Brothers to set aside over a million dollars in potential costs for sex assault lawsuits from the past....

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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
SPED Parents Asked to Sign up for Medicaid
By News Release @ 1:09 AM :: 315 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

...Medicaid may provide a partial reimbursement for medically and educationally necessary, health-related services when required for a student through his or her Individualized Education Plan....

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Thursday, December 27, 2018
State Robotics Championship Set for January
By News Release @ 2:33 AM :: 370 Views :: Education K-12

...Hawaii's top middle and high school robotics teams to compete for five spots at the 2019 VEX Worlds....

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Thursday, December 27, 2018
LifeSmarts: Four High Schools Head to Finals
By News Release @ 2:23 AM :: 407 Views :: Education K-12

...Teams from Iolani, Maryknoll, Punahou and Waipahu high schools have earned their spot to compete at the in-person State Competition, which will be held on Saturday, February 9....

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Friday, December 21, 2018
Supreme Court Releases Opinion Striking Down HSTA Property Tax ConAm
By News Release @ 2:35 AM :: 727 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes

...the question posed to voters must be clear and neither misleading nor deceptive....

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Thursday, December 06, 2018
Title IX Lawsuit: ACLU Sues over Lack of Female Athletic Facilities at DoE Schools
By News Release @ 1:15 PM :: 2509 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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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
DoE Announces New Scheme to Extract CIP Money from Legislature
By News Release @ 11:23 PM :: 789 Views :: Education K-12

...HIDOE is redesigning its facilities maintenance program to align the Department’s strategic focus....

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Saturday, November 17, 2018
Thousands of HSTA Members Could be Targeted by New Anti-Bullying Policy
By Selected News Articles @ 5:31 PM :: 2033 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...5,270 students were bullied or harassed again after school officials were made aware of their initial incident....

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Thursday, November 08, 2018
Teachers Union: Push Sovereignty Movement in Classrooms
By Andrew Walden @ 3:35 PM :: 1490 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii History, Labor

...Sovereignty flows from the will of the people.  The people’s will is statehood.  But the teacher’s union is pushing the rhetoric of an internationally-known anti-Semite to change your child's mind....

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Friday, November 02, 2018
Lower cost of living to help teachers, everyone
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:50 PM :: 996 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Cost of Living

...lower state and county taxes, reduce government regulations, allow more housing to be built, update the federal Jones Act and narrow the scope of occupational licensure....

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Friday, November 02, 2018
​Hawaii DoE: 10% of Students Consider Suicide Each Year
By News Release @ 1:36 AM :: 1117 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

...Hawaii students tried to take their own lives at a higher rate than their peers across the country....

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Friday, October 26, 2018
A victory to savor, but core issue remains
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:35 PM :: 788 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...It’s time to open a real dialogue in our state and work together to find real and lasting solutions for education....

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Friday, October 26, 2018
DoE Touts AP Exam Results
By News Release @ 4:16 PM :: 818 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...More HIDOE students are both taking and passing Advanced Placement Exams....

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
ACT Scores Released: Hawaii 4th Lowest in USA
By News Release @ 4:48 AM :: 924 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Only Nevada, Mississippi, and South Carolina are lower....

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Affordable Hawaii Coalition: We Will Continue After Victory
By News Release @ 2:31 AM :: 964 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...The executive committee voted unanimously to continue its commitment to address issues of concern to the people of Hawaii, starting with public education....

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Monday, October 22, 2018
DoE Antique Mainframe Crashes--Vendors Still Waiting 3 weeks Later
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 1046 Views :: Education K-12, Small Business

...The DOE’s Financial Management System, which dates to the 1990s and is used to process purchase orders and payments, went out of service during an Oct. 6 upgrade....

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Saturday, October 20, 2018
HSTA Property Tax: Two Wolves Fight Over Dinner
By Robert Thomas @ 2:12 AM :: 1385 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Labor, Taxes

...the lambs (the voters and taxpayers) didn't have much of a say as usual, and portions of the arguments revealed what these folks think about the intelligence of the average Hawaii voter....

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Saturday, October 20, 2018
ConAm: Supreme Court Strikes Down HSTA Poison Pill
By Andrew Walden @ 1:03 AM :: 2375 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes

...HSTA members should note that their leadership has been played for the fools that they are....

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Friday, October 19, 2018
More taxes won’t cure our ills
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:18 PM :: 782 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...even a Hawaii Supreme Court Justice isn’t sure who is supposed to pay....

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Video: Hawaii AG Tells Supreme Court 'Vote No' on HSTA Property Tax
By Andrew Walden @ 5:18 PM :: 2270 Views :: Education K-12, Judiciary, Labor, Taxes

... There was laughter heard from the audience ....

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Bogus Study Debunked: Hawaii Teacher Salaries Above Average
By Selected News Articles @ 3:25 PM :: 2499 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...With one statewide district, Hawaii ranks 51st for 'opportunity and competition'....

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Why ConAm Will Hurt Teachers and Keiki
By Video @ 4:16 AM :: 1187 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes, Cost of Living

...law professor Randall Roth and entrepreneur Stanley Lau are leading a community movement that says the measure will actually hurt teachers and our school children....

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Monday, October 15, 2018
Gay Bullying Policy: DoE Sets Public Hearings
By News Release @ 9:14 PM :: 1405 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Family, First Amendment, Labor

...a new section titled Chapter 89 Civil Rights Policy and Complaint Procedures for Student(s) Complaints against Adult(s)....

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Sunday, October 07, 2018
Guess Which Agency May Be Forgoing Millions in Federal Dollars?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 1193 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Taxes

...It is very tempting for a DOE administrator to think, “There’s no benefit for us if we do all this work because the Legislature needs to fund us anyway...."

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Friday, October 05, 2018
Supreme Court to Hear Counties’ Challenge to HSTA Rent tax
By News Release @ 2:44 PM :: 1112 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...The Hawai‘i Supreme Court has scheduled oral argument on the proposed constitutional amendment on Thursday, October 18 at 8:45 a.m. at Aliʻiōlani Hale....

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Thursday, October 04, 2018
Tax Hike on Renters? HSTA Trots out old Front Groups
By News Release @ 8:52 PM :: 1120 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes

...Parents for Public Schools of Hawaii was Founded in 2009 when Hawaii public schools were closed for 17 “Furlough Fridays”....

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Thursday, October 04, 2018
Constitutional Amendment Ballot Measure Will Raise Cost of Living -- Funds may not go to Public Education
By News Release @ 6:38 PM :: 1853 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes, Cost of Living

...Those opposed to the constitutional amendment attending the news conference today stood outside a modest, family-owned walk-up apartment on Date Street, valued at approximately $1.5 million, to draw attention to the type of investment properties that would be impacted by the new tax....

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Tuesday, October 02, 2018
HSTA Operatives Set School Protest in Push to Tax Renters
By News Release @ 3:40 AM :: 1128 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes

...Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 7 to 8 a.m....

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Sunday, September 30, 2018
Guess Which Agency Can Impose State Tax?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 1482 Views :: Education K-12, Development, Taxes, Cost of Living

...This law, which we have discussed before, recently has been used to create a “school impact district” that goes from Kalihi to Ala Moana.... 

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Saturday, September 29, 2018
HSTA Rent Tax: 14 Groups Support Counties Appeal to Supreme Court
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:36 PM :: 1223 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...The Tax Foundation of Hawaii, a nonprofit taxpayer watchdog organization, together with 14 other organizations, businesses, and individuals, submitted a court filing supporting the Counties’ request that the Hawaii Supreme Court void the ballot measure for school funds....

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
DoH Report on Underage Transsexuals Makes no Mention of the Child Molesters who Victimize Them
By Andrew Walden @ 9:47 PM :: 1542 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...The term “hate crime” comes up six times in the report but the phrase “child molestation” never appears....

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
'Education Tax' -- $21K per House
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:52 PM :: 1576 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...A proposed state “surcharge” on “investment real property” to fund public education could result in county property taxes statewide going up by an average of $21,005....

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Monday, September 24, 2018
Report Ties Hawaii Youth Suicide Rate to HSTA Grab for HGEA Positions
By Andrew Walden @ 7:01 PM :: 3611 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Health Care, Labor

"...Behavioral Specialists described an alarming frequency of significantly dangerous behaviors exhibited by a number of students, including suicide attempts that were nearly fatal...." 

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Monday, September 24, 2018
No way new tax won’t cost us
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:57 PM :: 977 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...advocates of the so-called education tax have been strangely quiet about how much it will be....

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Sunday, September 23, 2018
Say It’s a Tax!
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1193 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Taxes

...the ballot question doesn’t say anything at all about tax.  Does that make the ballot question misleading or deceptive?....  

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Saturday, September 22, 2018
Strive HI -- How Did Your School Do?
By News Release @ 12:05 AM :: 986 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 :: 932 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 :: 1497 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 :: 1615 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 :: 1254 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 :: 1167 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 :: 1529 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 :: 2023 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 :: 1453 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 :: 1062 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 :: 2483 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 :: 797 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 :: 1421 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 :: 1440 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

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

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