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Thursday, April 02, 2015
ADHD in Hawaii: 70% on Prescription Drugs, 61% Get 'Behavioral Therapy'
By News Release @ 4:34 PM :: 3431 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Drugs
"The shocking truth is that many of those diagnoses are wrong, and that most of those boys are being drugged for no good reason—simply for being boys."
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Thursday, April 02, 2015
DoE Announces Statewide Graduation Dates for 2015
By News Release @ 4:58 AM :: 2312 Views :: Education K-12

Some 10,500 students are expected to graduate from more than 50 public schools in ceremonies happening across the state in late May and early June 2015...

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Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Hawaii 4th Graders Being Brainwashed Against GMOs
By Joni Kamiya @ 11:14 PM :: 3143 Views :: Education K-12, GMOs
...Just a few days ago, my 9 year old daughter came home from school and asked me, ”Mom, does GMO corn make holes in rats’ stomachs?”....
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Monday, March 30, 2015
Political Fight Over Teachers' Mailboxes
By Selected News Articles @ 1:39 PM :: 3493 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Labor

...The warning came after elementary schoolteacher Justin Hughey, a candidate for HSTA vice president, tried to distribute a 1-page flyer in Maui High School on March 3.....

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Saturday, March 28, 2015
Amendments Made to Sex Education and Marijuana Dispensary Bills
By Hawaii Family Advocates @ 3:51 AM :: 4410 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Drugs

Below are bills that were heard between Friday, March 20, 2015 and Thursday, March 26, 2015....

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Monday, March 23, 2015
Before the Common Core Debacle: HSA Test Scores up 11% Math, 5% Reading
By News Release @ 5:37 PM :: 4058 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

​The College and Career Indicators Report​ (CCRI) released today by Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education....

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Thursday, March 19, 2015
Coming to a Ladies Room Near You: Transsexual Birth Certificate Passes Senate Health Committee 4-2
By Hawaii Family Advocates @ 2:29 PM :: 3338 Views :: Education K-12, Family

... Gender is an opinion ....

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Thursday, March 19, 2015
Full Text: 2015 Hawaii Public School Principals' Survey
By News Release @ 2:01 PM :: 2678 Views :: Education K-12

...only two in five principals (41%) say they can express concern or critique DOE policies and practices without fear of reprisal, retaliation, or being unfairly evaluated....

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Sunday, March 15, 2015
Illegal Debate--Secret Report: OHA Trustees to Cut Funding for Hawaiian Charter Schools?
By Andrew Walden @ 3:03 AM :: 5260 Views :: Education K-12, OHA

"...the very discussion we are having now is illegal...." -- OHA Trustee Peter Apo January 14, 2015

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015
How They Voted: Sex, Drugs, and Birth Certificates Cross Over
By News Release @ 8:23 PM :: 3600 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Drugs

...House bills will now move through Senate committees and Senate bills will move through House committees....

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Saturday, March 07, 2015
Sex, Drugs and Birth Certificates: How They Voted
By Hawaii Family Advocates @ 3:41 PM :: 3823 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Politicians

How did your Representative and Senator vote?

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Friday, March 06, 2015
Feds: Hawaii DoE a Model for Rest of Country
By News Release @ 10:54 PM :: 2266 Views :: Education K-12

...monitoring report praises progress in Hawaii's public school system, from the implementation of high academic standards to supports provided to educators and students....

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Wednesday, March 04, 2015
DoE 'Anxious': Hawaii Common Core Testing Begins March 10
By News Release @ 8:00 PM :: 2522 Views :: Education K-12

...For the first time, educators and parents will be able to compare the performance of students in multiple states based on common standards and assessments....

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Rep. McDermott sues UH Over 'Pono Choices' Secrecy
By News Release @ 8:47 PM :: 4830 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care, Higher Education
The real question: what is the University of Hawaii afraid of?
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Monday, February 23, 2015
HB459 Amended: Parent's consent still needed for sex ed
By Video @ 7:50 PM :: 3675 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

"We want to encourage parents to always be the ones that are responsible for what their kids are learning in the public school system," Hawaii Family Forum's Eva Andrade said....

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Friday, February 20, 2015
House Bills for 2015: Sex, Drugs and a Place for the Kids to Hide Out
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 3:53 AM :: 4189 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Drugs

...bills that might have negative impacts on families or communities....

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Monday, February 16, 2015
HB459 Forces 'Pono Choices' Gay Sex Program on Schools Statewide
By News Release @ 3:00 PM :: 5285 Views :: Education K-12, Family

...to be heard by the Committees this week....

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Thursday, February 12, 2015
DCCA Nails Solar Contractor: Unlicensed Work on DoE Schools
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 4526 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Ethics

...35 schools on Oahu and 15 schools on Kauai....

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Monday, February 09, 2015
$185M GE Tax Hike: HB1240 on a Fast Track
By News Release @ 4:27 PM :: 3581 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

House Bill 1240 will bypass the House Committee on Education and is referred solely to the House Committee on Finance....

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Wednesday, February 04, 2015
DoE Opens Office of Hawaiian Education, Seeks Director
By News Release @ 4:55 AM :: 2340 Views :: Education K-12

After spending two years to create a strategic path forward for Hawaiian Education....

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Children in Single-Parent Families Perform Worse on Achievement Tests than Their Two-Parent Peers
By NCPA @ 12:20 PM :: 2665 Views :: Education K-12, Family

Among 15-year-old students in the United States, 20.7 percent live in single-parent families....

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Friday, January 23, 2015
Mainland Homosexuals Plan to Use Anti-Bullying Campaign to Penetrate Hawaii Schools
By News Release @ 9:47 AM :: 3354 Views :: Education K-12, Family

...we pursue a comprehensive bullying prevention bill and legislation to make it easier for trans folks to get proper (sic) birth certificates in the spring legislative session....

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
US Senate Votes Unanimously to Recognize January 25-31 as National School Choice Week
By News Release @ 12:43 PM :: 2425 Views :: Education K-12

There are 65 National School Choice Week events and counting in Hawaii....

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Saturday, January 17, 2015
Report: Low Income Students a Majority in Hawaii Public Schools
By News Release @ 1:03 AM :: 9320 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

"...the trends of the last decade will be prologue for a nation not at risk, but a nation in decline.…"

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Thursday, January 15, 2015
Pono Choices: Proposed Keiki Caucus Bills Would Undermine Parental Rights
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 10:22 PM :: 3400 Views :: Education K-12, Family
“This new and better approach has hardly taken hold, but the State Legislature’s Keiki Caucus is already planning to attack it.”
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Thursday, January 15, 2015
Staff of Bankrupt, Nepotistic Charter School to be Paid Thru End of Month
By News Release @ 10:07 PM :: 2374 Views :: Education K-12

At that point—and hopefully sooner—all students should have transferred to other schools....

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Hawaii Senate Minority announces legislative agenda for 2015
By News Release @ 6:50 PM :: 5581 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Economy, Health Care, Taxes, Cost of Living

Top concerns include the state economy, education, the Hawaii Health Connector, oversight of the Public Utilities Commission in light of the Hawaiian Electric Industries/NextEra merger, and positively affecting the cost of living for Hawaii residents....

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015
DoE: "We Expect Lower Test Scores"
By News Release @ 3:11 PM :: 3638 Views :: Education K-12

Students were given a letter to take home to their parents as a reminder ....

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Thursday, January 08, 2015
Education Week Quality Counts: Hawaii Ranks 23rd in USA
By News Release @ 3:14 AM :: 2593 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

The 2015 edition of Education Week’s Quality Counts report—Preparing to Launch: Early Childhood’s Academic Countdown....

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Friday, December 19, 2014
Reforming No Child Left Behind
By NCPA @ 4:51 PM :: 2628 Views :: Education K-12

...reauthorization of the program must be accompanied by major reforms....

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Monday, December 15, 2014
Hawaii Teens #1 in E-Cigarette Use
By News Release @ 2:08 AM :: 3533 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Study sheds new light on e-cigarette behaviors in teens as regulators consider curbing sales to minors....

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Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Legislation Lets States Cut Ties Between Common Core and Federal Grants
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:55 PM :: 2580 Views :: Education K-12

...legislation to prohibit the federal government from “mandating, incentivizing or coercing” states to adopt the national education standards known as Common Core....

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Monday, December 08, 2014
Education Reform: Kelii Akina Interviews Darrel Galera, Roberta Mayor
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:34 PM :: 3487 Views :: Education K-12

Grassroot President Keli’i Akina speaks with Darrel Galera (President) and Roberta Mayor (Board Member) of the Hawaii Center for Instructional Leadership about their work to reform education in Hawaii....

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Friday, December 05, 2014
Report: 63% of Hawaii Charter Schools Fall Below Academic Performance Standards
By News Release @ 5:38 PM :: 2718 Views :: Education K-12

Notably, five of the eleven highest performing public high schools in the state and two of the four highest-performing middle schools, as measured by Strive HI, are charter schools....

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Friday, December 05, 2014
DoE Leaders Embrace Education Reform Proposals
By News Release @ 12:31 AM :: 3197 Views :: Education K-12, Labor
“Race to the Top was very prescriptive. It was tremendously important change, but now we have to ask ourselves, ‘How can we change more collaboratively?’”
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Friday, December 05, 2014
182 Days: BOE Adopts Teacher-Proposed School Calendar for School Year 2015-2016
By News Release @ 12:14 AM :: 3263 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

The BOE was set to approve a calendar submitted by the DOE until teachers presented their proposals....

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Friday, November 28, 2014
Dawn Ige Addresses Education Conference
By News Release @ 3:10 AM :: 4721 Views :: Education K-12

Friday, Nov. 28 and Saturday, Nov. 29, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Moanalua High School....

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
University of Hawaii won’t talk about sex education program
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:45 PM :: 4500 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care, Higher Education

"...researchers are asking 11-year-olds whether they’ve had sex, how many partners they’ve had and if they’ve had anal sex...."

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Friday, November 21, 2014
UH: Pono Choices Secretly Part of "Human Subject Research"
By News Release @ 8:15 PM :: 5180 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care, Higher Education

"...the Pono Choices survey instruments ... are part of an ongoing research project...."

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Thursday, November 20, 2014
Report: Hawaii DoE 'Ahead of the Curve' on Data Governance
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 2938 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...the number of states sharing teacher performance information with educator preparation programs has more than tripled....

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
U.S. Air Force Colonel joins DOE leadership team
By News Release @ 4:35 PM :: 2712 Views :: Education K-12

From 2011 to 2013, Carlson was the deputy joint base commander at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam....

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Monday, November 17, 2014
Punahou Thanks David Ige for His Financial Contributions
By Andrew Walden @ 1:48 AM :: 4727 Views :: Education K-12, Politicians

Does this mean the Ige administration will break from the HSTA and propose a publicly funded voucher program so we can all give taxpayer money to private schools?

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Teachers Unions Oppose Teacher Accountability Standards in Common Core
By NCPA @ 5:21 PM :: 3445 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

Proposed reforms to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) threaten teacher accountability....

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Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Project AWARE: DoE Awarded $12.7M for Federal Anti-Bullying Program
By News Release @ 12:34 AM :: 3249 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

Staff from three complex areas will receive training and assistance....

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Monday, November 03, 2014
Hawaii taxpayers would spend millions on private preschools if amendment passes
By Malia Zimmerman @ 7:23 AM :: 2495 Views :: Education K-12

Hawaii prohibits government funding of private preschools, but that may change Tuesday....

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Friday, October 31, 2014
DoE Enrollment Drops Under New Kindergarten Plan
By News Release @ 3:52 AM :: 2870 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

But combined enrollment for grades 1-12 continues to grow, with 823 more students in 2014-15....

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Thursday, October 30, 2014
ALEC: Hawaii Educational Progress Ranks 6th in USA
By News Release @ 4:39 PM :: 3453 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...gains/losses on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) fourth and eighth-grade reading and mathematics exams from 2003 to 2013....

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Thursday, October 30, 2014
1st Annual Hawaii School Empowerment Conference
By News Release @ 3:42 PM :: 3103 Views :: Education K-12

November 28 and November 29, 2014 at Moanalua High School....

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Lanai Mom Sues for Hawaiian Language Classes
By Selected News Articles @ 4:11 PM :: 2837 Views :: Education K-12

"The Department of Education has a constitutional mandate to establish a statewide public school system that consists of, among other things, a comprehensive Hawaiian education program...."

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Lava Flow: Schools Closing but Polling Stations Expected to Open
By News Release @ 3:54 PM :: 3686 Views :: Education K-12, Office of Elections

Keonepoko and Pahoa High School will remain as election polling sites for the General Election on Tuesday, November 4....

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