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Friday, September 13, 2019
MaunaKea: DoE Sup't Reminds Teachers not to 'Coerce' Students
By News Release @ 7:45 PM :: 280 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment

...our commitment is to protect our learning environment from approaches that may inappropriately influence or coerce students to a particular political viewpoint....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
State of Play: Youth Sports in Hawaii
By News Release @ 4:14 AM :: 199 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...a snapshot of how well adults are serving youth through sports, including sections describing the sport ecosystem in each of the four counties....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
Registration Open for 2019-2020 Hawaii LifeSmarts Competition
By News Release @ 3:17 AM :: 206 Views :: Education K-12

...LifeSmarts is a free, national educational program that teaches students critical life skills in five key areas....

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019
DoE Enrollment Drops Again--Charter School Enrollment Up
By News Release @ 4:26 AM :: 339 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...This year, Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) schools enrolled 167,454 students (down from 168,152 last year) and charter schools enrolled 11,877 students (up from 11,546 last year)....

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Saturday, September 07, 2019
DoE Releases Draft 2030 Promise Plan
By News Release @ 1:24 AM :: 367 Views :: Education K-12

...A feedback window on the draft of that plan is open through Sept. 20, 2019....

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Thursday, August 29, 2019
DoH: New school immunization requirements
By News Release @ 4:01 AM :: 528 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Higher Education

...additional immunizations will be required for students entering preschool, kindergarten through grade 12, and colleges/universities in Hawai‘i....

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
LGBT activist: Kamehameha School girls should change in nurse’s station if they don’t like boy in locker room
By News Release @ 9:35 PM :: 1475 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Family

...meanwhile at public schools girls don't have locker rooms for trannies to push their way in to....

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Thursday, August 22, 2019
Cool Schools? DoE Cuts a Little Red Tape
By News Release @ 5:41 PM :: 533 Views :: Education K-12

...The Schools Directed AC program enables school leaders to initiate the process by requesting an official electrical assessment from HIDOE’s Office of Facilities and Operations to determine where there is sufficient electrical capacity for AC in classrooms....

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Friday, August 16, 2019
DoE Asks Feds to Allow Revised Suspension Numbers--Claims ACLU Suit Based on DoE Inability to Get Numbers Right
By News Release @ 2:48 AM :: 763 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawai‘i DOE submits request to US Department of Education to amend data submission....

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Hawaii 3rd-Lowest Percentage of Kids in PreSchool
By Selected News Articles @ 6:31 PM :: 715 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Small Business, Cost of Living

...Hawaii Child Care Costs More than College Tuition....

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Monday, August 05, 2019
Lawsuit: Hawaii DoE SPED Suspensions top in USA
By News Release @ 10:16 PM :: 834 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Data from the U.S. Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection show Hawaiʻi to be the worst state in the nation for public school students with disabilities....

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Sunday, August 04, 2019
OHA seeks nonprofit to administer $3 million charter school grant (again)
By News Release @ 10:36 PM :: 946 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

...Flashback 2017: Help Stop CNHA Grab for Charter School Funds....

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Saturday, July 27, 2019
Mental healthcare in Hawaii: Young minds at risk
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 790 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

...The state of mental healthcare for Hawai‘i’s medicaid-eligible youth....

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Fighting for Details on How Hawaii DoE Spends $2 Billion
By Selected News Articles @ 7:05 PM :: 852 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

"...The problem is the data we provide is based on an accounting system that is more than two decades out of use...."

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Friday, July 19, 2019
Setting Off Hysteria
By Joni Kamiya @ 12:30 PM :: 948 Views :: Education K-12, Family, GMOs

...Today my kids learned a lesson about thinking logically the hard way....

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Thursday, July 18, 2019
Hawaii 3rd Lowest Youth Poverty
By Selected News Articles @ 4:37 PM :: 643 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...2019’s States with the Most At-Risk Youth....

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Friday, July 12, 2019
School Bus Dangers
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:14 AM :: 928 Views :: Education K-12, Agriculture, GMOs

...activists have scared parents into believing that they must fear pesticides but ignore other real safety hazards....

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Sunday, July 07, 2019
HSTA Members Grill Dem Presidential Contenders--Demand More Money
By News Release @ 9:25 PM :: 1030 Views :: Democratic Party, Education K-12, Labor

...First Question: “How are you going to increase salaries...."

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Sunday, July 07, 2019
HSTA applauds governor's intent to veto bill on e-cigarettes in schools
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 1113 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...SB 1405 calls for confiscation, increased fines for youth....

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Saturday, June 29, 2019
Better Education for Military-Connected Children
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:55 AM :: 881 Views :: Education K-12, Military

...a new nationally representative survey reporting on the experiences and opinions of over 1,200 active-duty military families. ...

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Judiciary Program Tackles Absenteeism at Keaau Middle School
By News Release @ 10:41 PM :: 986 Views :: Education K-12, Judiciary

"...the original intent of the program was to increase school attendance rates, which the program did...."

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Monday, June 17, 2019
Why is the Hawaii Attorney General too busy to prosecute charter school corruption? 
By Andrew Walden @ 8:42 PM :: 1772 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...The day after an allegedly corrupt charter school director evaded justice, the AG’s office sent out yet another nationally-themed news release--ironically calling on Congress to do something about … corrupt educational institutions....

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Monday, June 17, 2019
Economic Well-Being of Children: Hawaii Ranks 34th
By News Release @ 7:32 PM :: 1256 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...conditions have shown little to no improvements in more recent years, with the state’s rank for this domain slipping from 30 in 2018 to 34 in 2019....

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Sunday, June 09, 2019
DOE, Fork Over That General Ledger!
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1302 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...the Education Institute of Hawaii that wants to see the general ledger for the whole Department of Education....

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Saturday, June 08, 2019
ACLU: DoE Would Rather Litigate Than Build Locker Rooms for Female Students
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 1042 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...Documents filed yesterday in federal court by the ACLU of Hawai‘i reveal that DOE has simply been waiting for two female high school athletes to graduate, hoping the mere fact of their graduation will prevent the girls from being able to proceed with their gender discrimination lawsuit....

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Low Participation Breakfast: DoE is Serving it All Summer
By News Release @ 5:45 PM :: 1161 Views :: Education K-12, Family

...Hawaii 39.7% of free-lunch eligible students participate in free breakfast program – 2nd lowest in USA....

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Saturday, June 01, 2019
Help the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board develop ethics training
By News Release @ 1:38 AM :: 1377 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Labor

...work with Dr. Troy Hutchings to make the Model Code of Ethics for Educators 'appropriate for Hawaii'....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Ethics: Caldwell Admin Asked Neighborhood Boards to Campaign Against HSTA Property Tax
By News Release @ 4:18 AM :: 1609 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Ethics, Labor

...The Official requested...all 33 Neighborhood Board chairs...place the ballot issue  ...on their board’s monthly agenda between September 15 and October 15, 2018, so that a certain political action committee “and others” could publicly discuss this topic prior to the election....

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Friday, May 24, 2019
'Wildly irresponsible betrayal' Kishimoto Freaks Out Over UIPA Request
By News Release @ 1:25 PM :: 2951 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

"...On behalf of EIH, we are prepared to litigate this matter to the full extent necessary...."

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019
VIDEO: Hirono, Megaphone, Abortion, 8th Graders
By Video @ 5:32 PM :: 1706 Views :: Education K-12, Congressional Delegation, Life

...“And then, the boys who were there among the sixty, I told them, you know, it’s kind of hard for a woman to get pregnant without you guys,” she said....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Petition: Support DOE Budget Transparency to Improve Public Education in Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:02 PM :: 1342 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...It remains unclear exactly how the DOE’s nearly $1.9 billion operating budget is being spent due to the complex, non-transparent nature of its budget. This is not to mention the roughly $1 billion in other expenses that make up the almost $3 billion DOE budget....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Hawaii Drivers Have High GPA and Low Test Scores
By News Release @ 5:30 AM :: 1319 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... their reported average GPA ranks them amongst the top five smartest states in the country ... (BUT) ... Hawaii has the lowest mean ACT score on this list and the fifth lowest in the United States .... 

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
HSTA: Stop Ranking our Failing Schools
By News Release @ 5:01 AM :: 1391 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Ranking schools based largely on test results perpetuates the failed "test and punish" culture of the past -- HSTA ....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
HSTA Evaluates Legislative Session
By News Release @ 5:00 AM :: 983 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...HB1070: Tenured and probationary teachers will no longer have to pay their own licensure fees....

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Monday, May 13, 2019
"Equality" Act Hits Rewind on the Rights of Women
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 6:42 PM :: 1760 Views :: Education K-12, National News, Family, Higher Education, Military

... This week Congress will vote on H.R. 5, the Equality Act, sweeping legislation that would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the definition of sex throughout federal law .... 

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Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Hawaii DOE Pitches '2030 Promise Plan'
By News Release @ 9:28 PM :: 1397 Views :: Education K-12

...a final plan will be presented to the Board of Education early next year....

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
DoE Changes Teacher Evaluations: De-Emphasizes Student Performance
By News Release @ 3:51 AM :: 1743 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

"...In an effort to eliminate the predictive nature of expected targets, EES will focus on student-centered growth that assesses what is valued in the school or Complex Area rather than on Student Learner Outcomes (SLOs)...."

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Contract Reopener: HSTA Gets Another $45.6M
By News Release @ 3:41 AM :: 1564 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

“This agreement is worth more than $45 million for our members in salary increases and employer contributions to our health care plan, while establishing a pilot program to give teachers more control over their 21 hours (of professional development time)....”

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Legislature Votes to Fund Suicide Prevention
By News Release @ 10:53 PM :: 1548 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

...Task force statistics reveal youth, especially on neighbor islands, most at risk....

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Sunday, April 21, 2019
Financial and Compliance Audit of the Department of Education
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 4:53 PM :: 1491 Views :: Education K-12

...one significant deficiency in internal control over financial reporting ... two significant deficiencies in internal control over compliance....

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Sunday, April 21, 2019
HIDOE Achieves Success with Job Order Contracting
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1544 Views :: Education K-12

...they just make a list of the projects and call them “deferred maintenance”....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Is lack of funding the real problem in the Department of Education?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:54 PM :: 2429 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Taxes

...UIPA Request: DoE Refusing to Release Check Register....

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Saturday, April 13, 2019
30 Years Late: DoE Discovers IDIQ -- ‘Job Order Contracting
By News Release @ 5:54 PM :: 2276 Views :: Education K-12

...HIDOE completing school roof repairs more quickly under 'new' contracting method....

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Tuesday, April 09, 2019
Hawaii 2nd Worst Financial Knowledge and Education
By Selected News Articles @ 12:05 AM :: 1996 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...2019’s Most & Least Financially Literate States....

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Saturday, April 06, 2019
DoE: Only 56% of our Grads Need Remedial Math (not counting the ones who don't go to college and the ones who don't graduate)
By News Release @ 5:34 PM :: 2158 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...after dumping as many independent tests as possible, the DoE tries to make it look good.  Here's their report....

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Saturday, April 06, 2019
Kishimoto Demands Media Cover Up Failing Schools
By News Release @ 3:14 AM :: 1900 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

"...branded an “F.” How does that make the hardworking kids, educators and families of that school community feel?...."

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Thursday, April 04, 2019
2019 Graduation Dates
By News Release @ 5:23 PM :: 2648 Views :: Education K-12

...HIDOE announces its 2019 graduation dates for 64 schools statewide including public charter schools....

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Anti-Vaxxer Charter School May Lose Charter over Financial Irregularities
By News Release @ 3:23 PM :: 1987 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12, Ethics

...Kona Pacific Public Charter School, 222 students, 37.4 percent not vaccinated....

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Sunday, March 24, 2019
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 8:33 PM :: 2406 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment, Life, Drugs

... We believe these bills are unconstitutional ....

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Monday, March 18, 2019
Innovation? Hawaii Ranks 45th
By News Release @ 3:35 PM :: 1907 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, Small Business

...Innovation is a principal driver of U.S. economic growth....

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