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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 :: 4032 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 :: 5150 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 :: 4366 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 :: 3479 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 :: 2263 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 :: 2522 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 :: 3193 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 :: 2344 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 :: 9182 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 :: 3269 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 :: 2288 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 :: 5271 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 :: 3546 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 :: 2498 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 :: 2520 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 :: 3357 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 :: 2481 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 :: 3364 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 :: 2633 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 :: 3053 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 :: 3143 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 :: 4594 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 :: 4280 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 :: 4918 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 :: 2815 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 :: 2622 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 :: 4569 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 :: 3304 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 :: 3120 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 :: 2392 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 :: 2750 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 :: 3318 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 :: 3001 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 :: 2733 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 :: 3077 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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Monday, October 27, 2014
VIDEO: David Ige 2.0 Event Highlights Record Of Failed Policies
By Video @ 4:18 AM :: 3358 Views :: Education K-12, Politicians, Taxes

Senator Ige Leaves Door Open For More Excise Taxes, Jokes About Hot School Crisis....

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Sunday, October 26, 2014
VIDEO: Ige Voted to Approve Furlough Fridays
By Video @ 8:48 PM :: 5334 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii History, Labor, Politicians

...Furlough Fridays, as they ACTUALLY happened, including David Ige's role....

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Saturday, October 25, 2014
Hawaii Welfare Pays Better Than Teaching, Military
By Selected News Articles @ 1:40 AM :: 4457 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...the magnitude of these payments exceeds the average salary of an American teacher, as well as a soldier deployed in Afghanistan, by at least $10,000 per year....

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Friday, October 24, 2014
Video: Improving Public Schools with Randy Roth
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:43 PM :: 2489 Views :: Education K-12

...what he hopes to accomplish with a newly established educational think-tank....

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Students Now Facing More Cuts, Higher Costs Under Ige's Budget Leadership
By News Release @ 11:11 PM :: 3175 Views :: Education K-12, Politicians

The Department of Education announced today that it will need additional emergency funding in order to avoid cutting bus routes and increasing the cost of school lunches....

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BoE: Matayoshi No Longer 'Exceptional'
By News Release @ 1:40 PM :: 2268 Views :: Education K-12

“The overall performance grade is ‘Exceeds Expectations,’ which is one step below the prior year....

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Hawaii DoE Presents Next Biennium Budget--Unions Take $231M Bite
By News Release @ 1:29 PM :: 2553 Views :: Education K-12

Enrollment dipped somewhat this year due to a change in the cutoff age for students to be eligible for kindergarten....

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Friday, October 17, 2014
Hawaii Named a ‘Top 10 State for Afterschool’
By News Release @ 1:34 AM :: 2781 Views :: Education K-12, Family

New Household Survey Finds that Unmet Demand for Afterschool Programs in the State Persists....

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Thursday, October 16, 2014
No Long-Term Gains from Universal Preschool
By NCPA @ 2:54 PM :: 2356 Views :: Education K-12

...studies have been done on the value of preschool programs, and the results are not positive for preschool supporters....

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Thursday, October 16, 2014
Ana: Big Island Schools Closed Friday, Governor Issues Emergency Proclamation
By News Release @ 1:49 AM :: 2706 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government

Tropical Storm Ana is expected to strengthen over the next 12 hours, forcing the closure of all Hawaii Island public schools on Friday....

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Hawaii students get gift cards to participate in sex education program
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:15 AM :: 3394 Views :: Education K-12, Family

...The gift cards, valued at between $10 and $20 each, are issued to 11, 12 and 13-year-olds....

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Tuesday, October 07, 2014
UH Bribes 'Pono Choices' Students With $52,200.00 in gift cards
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 5:39 PM :: 4043 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

...Students, the teachers, and community liaisons were given over $52,000.00 in gift cards in violation of Hawaii State law....

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Monday, October 06, 2014
15 public schools earn $230,000 for high achievement
By News Release @ 11:26 PM :: 2487 Views :: Education K-12

Schools that earned the "Recognition" status in the Strive HI Performance System represent the top five percent of schools in the state....

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Friday, October 03, 2014
Ige's Bungling Leaves Charter School Students Sitting on Buckets
By News Release @ 1:29 AM :: 3396 Views :: Education K-12, Politicians

“She sits on a white seven-gallon bucket with a black top....”

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
1,400 Older Special Ed Students May Benefit from Class Action Lawsuit Victory
By News Release @ 5:35 AM :: 2970 Views :: Education K-12

On September 29, 2014, class counsel mailed out letters to individuals we are aware of who were affected by Act 163....

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