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Thursday, July 02, 2020
Fake it to Make it: DoE Releases 'Return to Learn' Plan
By News Release @ 6:53 PM :: 279 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 :: 501 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 :: 439 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 :: 499 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 :: 770 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 :: 446 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 :: 793 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 :: 463 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 :: 641 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 :: 651 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 :: 1189 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 :: 1307 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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Sunday, April 19, 2020
HSTA Claims 20% Pay Cut Will be 'Implemented' June 1
By News Release @ 3:36 AM :: 1190 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...After unions notified their members of the salary reduction idea Tuesday night, state officials informed union leaders the implementation date of the salary cuts has been delayed by at least one month, to June 1 instead of May 1.... 

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Class Action Filed Against Hawaii Department of Education for Discrimination Against Disabled Students
By News Release @ 10:53 PM :: 1190 Views :: Education K-12

...The lawsuit seeks Declaratory Judgment that the DOE has denied eligible students a free appropriate public education or FAPE....

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Thursday, April 09, 2020
Public Comment: DoE Seeks ESSA Waiver
By News Release @ 12:58 AM :: 636 Views :: Education K-12

...HIDOE has submitted a request for waivers under the CARES Act which will allow for additional time to obligate ESSA federal program funds to address educational needs during this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis....

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Sunday, April 05, 2020
We’re All Homeschoolers Now
By Heritage Foundation @ 9:45 PM :: 658 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...A rapidly flourishing market of online resources is beginning to meet the content needs of millions of students across the country....

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Saturday, April 04, 2020
Lawsuit Alleges Another Pedophile Ring at Kamehameha
By Andrew Walden @ 1:16 AM :: 8039 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii History

...A new set of child molestation allegations is the subject of a lawsuit against Kamehameha Schools filed April 3, 2020, in Hawaii’s First Circuit Court....

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Friday, April 03, 2020
BoE Votes to Waive Graduation Requirements
By News Release @ 10:02 AM :: 480 Views :: Education K-12

...The plan recommends utilizing grades from the third quarter, which ended March 13, to determine the final grade for student courses....

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Saturday, March 28, 2020
DoE: Modify 12th Grade Graduation Requirements for COVID
By News Release @ 3:29 AM :: 807 Views :: Education K-12

...There are approximately 10,000 students who are eligible to earn diplomas this year....

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Kauai Seabird Habitat Conservation Plan -- Public Comments Open
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 704 Views :: Kauai County, Education K-12, Environment

...written comments must be received from interested parties no later than April 13, 2020....

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Saturday, March 21, 2020
Thanks to Virus, DoE Finally Achieves Goal of Eliminating All Standardized Testing
By News Release @ 4:13 AM :: 1046 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...HSTA revels in accountability-free utopia.  Hawaii college applicants will not be so lucky....

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020
DoE Closes Schools Until April 7 After HSTA Files Grievance over COVID Plan
By News Release @ 8:00 PM :: 1176 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Labor

...Hawaii joins 39 states that have decided to close schools....

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Sunday, March 15, 2020
​Corona Virus: HIDOE extends spring break thru March 27
By News Release @ 8:09 PM :: 717 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

...The Department will use the additional time to plan for implementation of social distancing within the school setting, arrange for professional development to support modified operations, and thoroughly clean schools....

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Friday, March 13, 2020
Hawaii Middle School Robotics--11 Qualify for World Championships
By News Release @ 12:31 AM :: 834 Views :: Education K-12

...11 Hawaii middle school robotics teams have been invited to participate in the 2020 VEX IQ World Championships in Louisville, Ky., April 26-28....

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Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Youth Vaping 'Epidemic' All Hype
By Selected News Articles @ 10:00 AM :: 1131 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...In 2017, only only 3.5 percent of Hawaiian high school students reported using e-cigarettes daily and only 1.2 percent reported smoking combustible cigarettes daily....

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Friday, February 28, 2020
11 Hawaii Elementary School Robotics Teams Qualify for Championships
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 953 Views :: Education K-12

...Qualified robotics teams advance to 2020 VEX Worlds....

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
HB2543: Pre-K Bill Set for House Vote
By News Release @ 3:43 PM :: 1185 Views :: Education K-12, Family

... establishes the goal of providing all children who are 3 to 4 years old ... with enrollment in a preschool program by the year 2030 ....

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
School Choice Could be an Anti-Bullying Program
By Selected News Articles @ 2:24 AM :: 832 Views :: Education K-12

...The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) permits students to transfer to another public school but only if their current public school meets the state definition of a “persistently dangerous” school....

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Saturday, February 15, 2020
Meatless Mondays in Hawaii Schools? -- Politicized Veganism Threatens Human Health
By Selected News Articles @ 2:27 AM :: 1131 Views :: Education K-12, Environment, Health Care

...In 2019, Hawaii’s legislature nearly enacted a resolution establishing Meatless Mondays in Hawaii’s public schools....

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Monday, February 10, 2020
DoE's 30-Year Old Computers Crash--Finally Decides to Upgrade
By News Release @ 3:01 PM :: 1095 Views :: Education K-12

...the DOE began taking action after the current system — which has been in place since 1991 — experienced an outage in October 2018 that lasted several weeks, impacting operations and payments to vendors....

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Sunday, February 09, 2020
The ConAm Returns
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 1405 Views :: Education K-12, Rail, Taxes

...to impose a surcharge on real property tax....

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Thursday, February 06, 2020
DoE Funds HSTA Pay Hike Propaganda 'Study'
By News Release @ 2:27 PM :: 946 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Cost of Living

...The study was done by Augenblick, Palaich and Associates (APA), which (previously demonstrated its reliability by conducting) a salary study in 2014 for HIDOE and the Hawaii State Teachers Association....

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Tuesday, February 04, 2020
Hawaii DoE Touts AP Test Scores
By News Release @ 2:44 AM :: 850 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Meanwhile: ACT Scores Released: Hawaii 4th Lowest in USA....

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Monday, January 27, 2020
School Choice Week Hawaii -- 96 events statewide
By News Release @ 3:05 PM :: 637 Views :: Education K-12

...Aloha State Parents to Explore Education Options for Upcoming School Year....

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Friday, January 24, 2020
Campbell HS: DoE Lawyers Fight Female Athletes Over Technicalities
By Selected News Articles @ 3:38 AM :: 1169 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...it probably costs more to pay the lawyers than to build the lockerroom....

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Hawaii School Choice Week: Education Celebration and Resource Fair
By News Release @ 5:40 PM :: 730 Views :: Education K-12

...HawaiiKidsCAN will host a one-of-a-kind celebration of K-12 education on Sunday, Jan. 26 3-6pm....

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
DoE Releases Annual School Quality Survey
By News Release @ 3:13 PM :: 739 Views :: Education K-12

...Parents encouraged to provide feedback on their child’s public school....

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Saturday, January 18, 2020
10 Hawaii Robotics teams qualify for 2020 VEX Worlds
By News Release @ 2:29 PM :: 1072 Views :: Education K-12

...Results of State VEX Robotics Championships....

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
HSTA Pushing ANOTHER Massive Pay Hike with No Accountability
By Andrew Walden @ 2:21 PM :: 1525 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...HSTA got $45M in a contract reopener April 1, 2019.  On December 5, 2019 HSTA and DoE announced a massive pay hike for teachers working in so-called 'hard to fill' positions.  Now in a January 10, 2020, anouncement, the HSTA and Kishimoto are proposing to bump thousands of union members up five steps....

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Sunday, January 05, 2020
Cooling the Schools: The Reality
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 1557 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

...solar powered systems costing an average of $40,000 per classroom have started breaking down or will only work for a short time every day....

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Friday, December 27, 2019
HawaiiLifeSmarts: HS Teams to Compete
By News Release @ 2:10 AM :: 1000 Views :: Education K-12, Family

...Saturday, February 8, 2020, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Campus Center Ballroom....

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Wednesday, December 04, 2019
Yet Another Campaign for HSTA Pay Hikes
By News Release @ 4:18 AM :: 1437 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...Just 7 months after HSTA's last contract reopener....

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Saturday, November 23, 2019
Maintenance Backlog? DoE Facilities Branch Administrators Build themselves Houses, Apartment Complex
By Andrew Walden @ 2:12 AM :: 3350 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...Don’t get the wrong idea.  DoE employees aren’t lazy bums.  According to reports issued today by the Hawaii State ethics commission, they are working very hard on several very important construction projects—but not for the DoE....

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Friday, November 01, 2019
NAEP reveals Just How Many DoE Students Can't do 'Basic' Work
By News Release @ 3:07 AM :: 1950 Views :: Education K-12

...37% of DoE 4th Graders and 32% of 8th Graders can’t read at a basic level...31% of DoE 4th Graders and 42% of DoE 8th Graders can’t do basic science....

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
HSTA wins award for tobacco control efforts
By News Release @ 7:23 PM :: 1549 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Labor

...teachers union says state should ban flavored vape products....

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Saturday, October 19, 2019
OHA Board approves $3 million in grant funding for Hawaiian-focused charter schools
By News Release @ 2:51 PM :: 1387 Views :: Education K-12, OHA

...Trustees voted today to award Kanu o ka ʻĀina Learning ʻOhana (KALO) with a grant to administer the lion’s share of the $3 million....

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Hawaii: State of Childhood Obesity
By News Release @ 3:51 AM :: 1804 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... age 10-17--obesity rate 11.5%....

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Wednesday, October 09, 2019
Robotics League Expands into Micronesian Island of Kosrae
By News Release @ 11:15 PM :: 1163 Views :: Education K-12

...High school students on the tiny Micronesian island of Kosrae will be building, programming and competing their own advanced robots for the first time....

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Saturday, October 05, 2019
Several schools see proficiency rates in math fall to single digits
By News Release @ 4:42 AM :: 2179 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Just 3% of Waianae High juniors tested proficient in math last school year, from 11% the year before....

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Thursday, October 03, 2019
Hawaii is one of three states that allows schools to deny students access to school lunches due to unpaid meal debt
By News Release @ 3:41 AM :: 1591 Views :: Education K-12

...Many schools struggle to determine what actions to take when students cannot pay for school meals....

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