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Thursday, April 11, 2024
SB2706: 'Expungement' will help sex offenders find work in Hawaii schools
By Andrew Walden @ 8:44 PM :: 872 Views :: Education K-12, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

... Examples of offenses which may be eligible for automatic expungement include domestic abuse, harassment by stalking, certain sex offenses, sexual exploitation, promoting pornography for minors, and habitual intoxicated driving ....

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Thursday, April 11, 2024
Waipahu High students, Hawai‘i Pacific Health doctors and nurses to work side by side in new Academic Health Center
By News Release @ 5:16 PM :: 432 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

... more than 500 health academy students who will receive hands-on training from Hawai‘i Pacific Health physicians and medical professionals to support the community clinic ....

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Saturday, March 30, 2024
The impressive journey of ‘Jonathan Gullible’
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:00 PM :: 1080 Views :: Education K-12

“The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: A Free Market Odyssey”

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Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Green Appoints Dozens to Powerful State Boards
By News Release @ 5:22 PM :: 2109 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government, Higher Education, Land Use

... BLNR, BoE, UH Regents and more ...

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Thursday, March 21, 2024
Disgraced Mililani Athletic Director Fined $274,500 by Ethics Commission
By News Release @ 6:48 PM :: 1523 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

... This is the highest administrative fee ever issued by the Commission ....

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Thursday, March 21, 2024
Class of 2024 high school graduation ceremonies scheduled
By News Release @ 3:40 AM :: 1372 Views :: Education K-12

... High school graduation ceremonies have been scheduled for the Class of 2024 with date, time and location information listed below ....

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Friday, March 15, 2024
Hawaii Homeland Security Announces Plan for 'Targeted Violence Prevention'
By News Release @ 12:59 AM :: 1282 Views :: Education K-12, Law Enforcement

"...a realistic and achievable path to reducing targeted violence in our schools and throughout our community....”

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Friday, March 8, 2024
Fake Minutes and Fire Secrecy: OIP Posts Three New Opinions
By News Release @ 3:06 AM :: 1542 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Ethics

"... the executive session minutes did not convey a true reflection of the matters discussed at the meeting ..."

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Lahaina: Army Corps of Engineers Transfers Temporary School to DoE
By News Release @ 4:52 PM :: 1326 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

... turnover of the temporary King Kamehameha III Elementary School in Lahaina to the Hawai‘i State Department of Education Feb. 27 ....

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Hawaiʻi educators urged to take part in presidential selection process
By News Release @ 12:50 PM :: 1906 Views :: Democratic Party, Education K-12, Labor, Republican Party

... Democrats hold primary March 6; GOP caucuses will be March 12 ....

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Friday, February 23, 2024
HGEA members win substantial hazard pay from the Hawaii Education Department
By News Release @ 6:10 PM :: 974 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

... 7,800 HGEA employees of the state’s public school system will receive 25% of their base salary for the duration of Gov. David Ige’s emergency proclamation from March 4, 2020, to March 25, 2022 ....

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Sunday, February 18, 2024
The ConAm Returns Again
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1311 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

... The Counties all oppose this bill ....

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Sunday, February 11, 2024
Hoarding School Impact Fees
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1465 Views :: Education K-12, Development, Taxes

... since 2007, not one thin dime has been spent out of the school impact fees collected ....

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 1:33 AM :: 1364 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment, Health Care, Religion

... HB1780 Eliminating Good Friday? ....

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Saturday, February 3, 2024
HIDOE seeks feedback on revising student journalism policy
By News Release @ 2:24 AM :: 1188 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment

... More than a year and a half after then-Gov. David Ige signed a new law providing more First Amendment protections for student journalists ....

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Saturday, February 3, 2024
DHS Expands Preschool Open Doors Program to Age 3
By News Release @ 2:11 AM :: 1023 Views :: Education K-12, Family

... DHS Expands Preschool Open Doors Program to Include Eligible 3-year-olds and Increases Income Eligibility Limits ....

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Friday, February 2, 2024
Kalani HS Wins 2024 Hawaiʻi LifeSmarts State Competition
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 2338 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Economy

“...Hawaiʻi currently holds the national championship title...."

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Friday, January 26, 2024
Christian Club Sues Hawaii Department Of Education After Allegedly Being Barred From School Grounds
By Selected News Articles @ 2:08 AM :: 1756 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment, Religion

... For nearly two years DoE has blocked elementary school Good News Clubs in facilities that are open to other, similarly situated non-religious organizations ....

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Thursday, January 18, 2024
Settlement Hearing Set for Hawaii DoE Title IX Class Action Suit
By News Release @ 4:54 PM :: 1113 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

... class action lawsuit on behalf of present and future Campbell High School female students who participate, seek to participate, and/or are or were deterred from participating in athletics ....

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Thursday, January 18, 2024
Legislature Considering Constitutional Amendment to Enact a State Property Tax
By Selected News Articles @ 3:01 PM :: 1438 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

... a bill calling for a constitutional amendment to enact a tax on residential investment property valued at over $3 million ....

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Wednesday, December 20, 2023
Hawaii Teacher Certification Wins Praise from Heritage Foundation
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:07 AM :: 1331 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

"... Almost three-fourths (72 percent) of its teachers are alternatively certified ...."

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Sunday, December 17, 2023
Hawaii AG Fights to Get 'transsexual' Males into Bathroom with your Daughter
By Selected News Articles @ 5:24 PM :: 1975 Views :: Education K-12, Family

... seeking to block an Idaho law that prohibits transgender students from using public school restrooms and locker rooms that align with their so-called 'gender identity' ....

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Sunday, December 17, 2023
School Non-Spending
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1345 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government

... the Department of Education approached the Department of Budget and Finance with a list of about $900 million in projects that it didn’t think it could move before the funding for the project ran out of time ....

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Tuesday, December 5, 2023
PBS Wokesters Look Out for Hawaii’s ‘Local Menstruators’
By Selected News Articles @ 3:39 AM :: 1450 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

... a story that fused the tax-funded outlet’s search for niche necessities that require government funding with its ongoing attempt to defy science and pretend humans other than biological women get periods ....

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Thursday, November 30, 2023
Education professor hoping alternatives to suspensions work in middle school test
By Selected News Articles @ 2:20 PM :: 970 Views :: Education K-12

... A new approach to poor classroom behavior that avoids suspensions and expulsions is being put to the test in Hawaii ....

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Monday, November 6, 2023
USACE awards $53 million contract to Pono Aina Management for temporary elementary school construction
By News Release @ 3:48 PM :: 1878 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Ethics

... 'Pono Aina' -- another 8a, another no-bid contract ....

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Friday, November 3, 2023
DoE: Chronic Absenteeism 30%--achievement still lags pre-COVID numbers
By News Release @ 3:12 PM :: 1451 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... absenteeism drifts from 37% to 30% as some students age out of system ....

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Thursday, November 2, 2023
Hawaii attorney general opposes opt-out option from LGBTQ+ books for 2nd graders
By Selected News Articles @ 1:04 PM :: 1775 Views :: Education K-12, Family

... the parents, who are Muslim, Roman Catholic, and Ukrainian Orthodox, filed their lawsuit on religious freedom grounds .... 

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Thursday, October 26, 2023
DoE sees Lahaina Fires as latest excuse to eliminate accountability
By News Release @ 3:13 PM :: 1564 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...Public comment for a 2022-23 waiver request under Section 8401(b) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended, due the Maui Island wildfires....

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Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Does Hawaii Make the Case for Religious Charter Schools?
By Selected News Articles @ 9:56 PM :: 1850 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment, Religion

... Immersion charter schools in the Aloha State infuse native language, culture, and tradition ....

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Monday, October 2, 2023
VIDEO: Educating children hailed as key to preserving principles of liberty
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:37 PM :: 1575 Views :: Education K-12, Family

... We cannot carry on our country’s spirit of freedom and liberty without preparing the next generation to do so ....

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Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Lahaina Fires: Where are the students?
By News Release @ 6:57 PM :: 1842 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

... they continue to re-enroll in other options, including other HIDOE schools or distance learning programs, charter schools, private schools or withdraw to homeschool or relocate out of state ....

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Sunday, September 24, 2023
The secret to reaching the next generation
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:52 PM :: 1822 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment

... He asked his mother if she would help him reach out to the media ....

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Saturday, September 23, 2023
DoE: Charter School Enrollment Up, Non-Charter Enrollment Down (again)
By News Release @ 4:02 AM :: 1434 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... charters gain 311 students, non-charters lose 1296 students ....

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Monday, September 18, 2023
​Hawaii 3rd Worst State for Teachers
By Selected News Articles @ 8:54 PM :: 1852 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living

... 51st – Avg. Salary for Teachers (Adjusted for Cost of Living) ....

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Friday, September 15, 2023
Children's book author, liberty advocate to give talk on Oahu about freedom
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:25 AM :: 1643 Views :: Education K-12, Family

... Oahu luncheon presentation on Tuesday, Sept. 19 featuring Connor Boyack ....

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Friday, September 8, 2023
DoE Employee Convicted of Theft
By News Release @ 5:58 AM :: 2068 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

... falsifying DOE mileage and parking forms and using DOE purchase orders and a “P-Card” to steal more than $7,000 from the DOE ....

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Sunday, September 3, 2023
Hawaii's economic future depends on what our children learn today
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:08 PM :: 1670 Views :: Education K-12, Economy

... best-selling author Connor Boyack will explain why the next generation is critical to ensuring justice and prosperity ....

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Sunday, September 3, 2023
Another Big Pay Hike for DoE Employees
By News Release @ 2:22 AM :: 1962 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... increase pay for educational assistants and vice principals in Hawai‘i public schools ....

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Thursday, August 31, 2023
While Fighting Against Female Lockerrooms in Hawaii Schools, Hawaii AG Files Brief for Title IX Trannies
By News Release @ 3:02 AM :: 1682 Views :: Education K-12

... LGTBQ+ students have been filing legal challenges to the religious exemption ....

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Sunday, August 20, 2023
Whether DOE Should Have a Monopoly on Our Kids
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:06 AM :: 1727 Views :: Education K-12

... not all of it has been peachy ....

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Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Molokai Principal Gets Nepotism Exception
By News Release @ 3:07 AM :: 2263 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

... Only one candidate applied ....

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Saturday, August 5, 2023
DoE Teacher vacancies drop
By News Release @ 2:36 PM :: 2379 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... DoE reports a significant decrease in the number of teacher vacancies this school year – roughly 340 – compared to more than 1,000 vacancies at the start of last school year ....

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Saturday, August 5, 2023
DoE Short 200 Bus Drivers
By News Release @ 4:52 AM :: 2230 Views :: Education K-12

... All available school bus drivers are being assigned to cover federally mandated special education transportation services and prioritize the transportation of elementary and middle school students ....

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Sunday, July 30, 2023
Getting Kids to School in Kihei
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 2379 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

... In early 2020, when DoE approached Maui County for permits, it said that the design of the pedestrian overpass was already started and projected for it to be built in 2022 and 2023 ....

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Thursday, July 27, 2023
DoH, UH Scheme to Hide Your Children's Sex Change Surgery from You
By Selected News Articles @ 9:01 PM :: 3166 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care, Higher Education

..."minors 14 years of age or older" can "consent to outpatient mental health services without the consent, knowledge or participation of their parents or legal guardians, upon consultation and agreement of their licensed therapist."....

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Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Lack of Drivers: No Buses for 14 Schools on Oahu, Kauai
By News Release @ 3:22 AM :: 2371 Views :: Honolulu County, Kauai County, Education K-12

... The continuing shortage of qualified school bus drivers statewide will suspend bus transportation services at ten of Oʻahu’s 24 high schools and four schools on Kauaʻi when the new school year begins ....

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Monday, July 24, 2023
OIP Issues Four New Opinions
By News Release @ 5:06 PM :: 2499 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

... OIP also found, sua sponte, that the PCSC executive session minutes did not convey a true reflection of the matters discussed at the meeting ....

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Thursday, July 20, 2023
DoE Wins Fire Alarm Lawsuit
By News Release @ 3:51 AM :: 1901 Views :: Education K-12

... relating to the installation of fire alarm systems at eight public schools ....

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Sunday, July 16, 2023
How Not to Cool the Schools
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 2156 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

... facilities geniuses at our DOE came up with the idea ....

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