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Thursday, September 26, 2013
PHOTOS: Campbell HS Students Rally for AC
By News Release @ 8:15 PM :: 3741 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

...students from Campbell High School came in force today to the State Capitol to demand air conditioning for their oven-like classrooms....

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Thursday, September 19, 2013
Education: GEAR-UP Hawaii to be Focus of Briefing
By News Release @ 7:38 PM :: 3605 Views :: Education K-12, Higher Education
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 9:30AM Waipahu High School Library
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Thursday, September 19, 2013
UHERO: School Furloughs = Less Crime
By UHERO @ 12:33 PM :: 4158 Views :: Education K-12
...time off from school is associated with significantly fewer juvenile assault and drug-related arrests....
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Saturday, September 14, 2013
Nine Schools Receive Adjustments to Strive HI Performance System Results
By News Release @ 2:33 AM :: 3075 Views :: Education K-12

The revisions were made after further analysis of the system’s criteria....

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Friday, September 13, 2013
Event Celebrates Military Volunteers at Hawaii Schools
By Selected News Articles @ 11:54 PM :: 3780 Views :: Education K-12, Military

More than 300 people attended the Joint Venture Education Forum’s 12th annual meeting, Aug. 29, 2013 at The Salvation Army’s Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Kapolei....

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Public school parents encouraged to complete federal survey cards
By News Release @ 10:55 PM :: 2657 Views :: Education K-12

The annual survey determines the number of federally connected students in the public school system for whom the state receives impact aid funds....

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Fourteen top-performing public schools awarded $1 million
By News Release @ 10:53 PM :: 3398 Views :: Education K-12

...state officials attended a ceremony at Red Hill Elementary – one of the top-performing schools – to present individual awards ranging from $20,000 to $95,000....

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Friday, September 06, 2013
Former Ahrens Elem Principal Charged Falsifying Teacher Training Records
By News Release @ 9:38 PM :: 3192 Views :: Education K-12

...allegedly directing a teacher to file a per diem reimbursement claim for training that did not occur....

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Thursday, September 05, 2013
Superintendent Matayoshi rated 'Exceptional' by Board of Education
By News Release @ 10:30 PM :: 2956 Views :: Education K-12

Members praised the DOE's progress on a host of initiatives to improve student outcomes....

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Thursday, September 05, 2013
3 Things to know about Hawaii’s schools
By Rachelle Chang @ 9:13 PM :: 3404 Views :: Education K-12

It’s been one month since my son started second grade at a public school....

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Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Planned Parenthood Uses Tax Dollars From Obamacare to Push Sex Ed on Hawaii Kids
By Selected News Articles @ 8:59 PM :: 5983 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care, Higher Education
The Hawaii Youth Services Network and the University of Hawaii received almost two million dollars from ... Obamacare—to develop, replicate, and implement “comprehensive sex education” in Hawaii schools....
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Saturday, August 31, 2013
Temptation: Offered Millions, Catholics Reject Abercrombie's Attempt to Re-Write Curriculum
By Selected News Articles @ 4:43 PM :: 4703 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment, Religion

"As tempting as it was to bring in extra funds to our schools, I told the Governor that such a dichotomy is simply not in our way of thinking...."

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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Hawaii DOE gets failing grade for fiscal transparency
By Malia Zimmerman @ 1:55 PM :: 2546 Views :: Education K-12

The DOE listed per-student spending for 2011-12 at $11,583.  But Randall Roth, a University of Hawaii law professor who has worked on education reform issues, said the real number is about $16,000....

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
$18.7 Million Released for State Facilities, Schools
By News Release @ 11:09 PM :: 2970 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government

...capital improvement project (CIP) and grant funds for priority repairs and improvements at state facilities and public schools, as well as installation of a new photovoltaic system....

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Special Ed Victory: Court Finds Act 163 Violates Federal Law
By Selected News Articles @ 9:54 PM :: 2908 Views :: Education K-12

The federal appeals court in Honolulu found that Act 163, which the Hawaii Legislature passed in 2010, contradicts the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)....

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Cato: Hawaii Scores F- Lacks Public School Spending Transparency
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:07 PM :: 4142 Views :: Education K-12
Cracking the Books: How Well Do State Education Departments Report Public School Spending?.
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Fulfilling the Dream
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:54 AM :: 2592 Views :: Education K-12

My own journey—to provide an opportunity for quality education for all children—began in Little Rock, Arkansas....

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Monday, August 26, 2013
Hawaii DoE Gets $1.7M ‘Turnaround’ Grant
By News Release @ 6:16 PM :: 2527 Views :: Education K-12

...to continue efforts to turn around their persistently lowest achieving schools....

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Friday, August 23, 2013
Alex Teece and Lynn Finnegan: “Positive Choices in Education”
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:09 PM :: 3264 Views :: Education K-12

...a special edition of “Hawaii Tomorrow” to discuss education in our islands....

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Friday, August 23, 2013
11th Annual Hawaii Charter School Conference set for October
By News Release @ 12:08 AM :: 2868 Views :: Education K-12
...Hawaii Public Charter Schools Network (HPCSN) is partnering with Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS), Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE), Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) and Hawaii Society for Technology in Education (HSTE)....
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Thursday, August 22, 2013
ACT Scores Fall: Only 30% of Hawaii Students Meet Benchmark
By News Release @ 1:31 AM :: 3536 Views :: Education K-12

The 5,345 Hawaii students, most of whom took the ACT as juniors in 2012 and graduated this past spring, represent about 40 percent of the Class of 2013....

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013
DoE New System 'Report Card' Makes it Looks Good
By News Release @ 3:33 AM :: 3484 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

Recipe for Success: If the test numbers are bad, change the test....

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Monday, August 19, 2013
Preschool Vouchers: Backers Claim Only 52% Support Constitutional Amendment
By News Release @ 5:11 PM :: 2652 Views :: Education K-12

52 percent answered, “Yes,” to amending the Constitution, 43 percent said, “No, ” and 5 percent did not know or refused to answer....

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Common Core: What Obama Wants for Your Children and Grandchildren
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:34 PM :: 2628 Views :: Education K-12

America has reached an education policy fork in the road....

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Saturday, August 10, 2013
9.2% Preschoolers Obese: Hawaii Lowest in Nation
By News Release @ 5:27 PM :: 3661 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

the prevalence of preschool obesity ranged from 9.2% to 17.9%....

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Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Audit: DoE Construction Process Outdated, Inefficient, Inconsistent
By News Release @ 4:08 PM :: 3450 Views :: Education K-12
particularly on neighbor islands, FDB cannot consistently and proactively address maintenance issues, which can develop into costlier repairs....
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Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Farrington HS: First Facility Redesign for Small Learning Communities
By News Release @ 3:25 PM :: 2612 Views :: Education K-12
Farrington High started the new school year with a newly renovated wing ....
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Monday, July 29, 2013
Feds: Hawaii DoE no longer 'High Risk'
By News Release @ 8:33 PM :: 2747 Views :: Education K-12

Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) this morning received notification from the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) that its Race to the Top (RTTT) grant is no longer considered “high-risk”....

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Thursday, July 25, 2013
Abercrombie: Obama Speech Gives Me Excuse to Double Down on Pre-K Scheme
By News Release @ 2:06 AM :: 2440 Views :: Education K-12

"...make the investment ... now...."

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Monday, July 22, 2013
Rewrite of No Child Left Behind Passes House
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:35 PM :: 2322 Views :: Education K-12

the proposal would eliminate Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)....

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Sunday, July 21, 2013
Solar Scam: DoE Overpays $612M for Athletic Supporter?
By Andrew Walden @ 12:27 AM :: 5967 Views :: Education K-12, Energy
“I don’t think you understand the gravity of the situation as it now stands.”
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Saturday, July 20, 2013
President of National School Choice Week to Speak in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:33 AM :: 3154 Views :: Education K-12

Campanella, president of National School Choice Week, will speak on "Let's Work Together: Building Coalitions to Expand School Choice"....

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Governor Releases $3.09 Million in Capital Improvement Grants
By News Release @ 9:57 PM :: 3224 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government

capital improvement grants to Maui and Hawaii Counties as well as two local nonprofit organizations....

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Auditor: DoE Rigged Billion Dollar Solar Contract to Favor Chevron
By Selected News Articles @ 11:47 PM :: 7207 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Ethics
Hawaii fired an auditor for pointing out that a Chevron Energy project bid would cost the state $284 million more than a competitor....
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013
DoE Bus ‘Reduction’ Starts by Adding Routes
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 2375 Views :: Education K-12

The first phase ... includes route restoration to Aiea Heights, Halawa Heights and Waikele Elementary School attendance areas....

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Monday, July 15, 2013
Honolulu: 5th Smartest City in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 7:58 PM :: 4841 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

For this list, we looked at six pieces of criteria....

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Friday, July 12, 2013
GAO: Hawaii COFA Cost Estimates 'Inaccurate'
By News Release @ 1:37 PM :: 4366 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Homelessness

...some jurisdictions did not accurately define compact migrants, account for federal funding that supplemented local expenditures, or include revenue received from compact migrants....

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Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Kailua HS, Kealakehe HS Winners at International Underwater Robotics Meet
By News Release @ 4:29 PM :: 2530 Views :: Education K-12

Two Hawaii high schools won major awards, while one Hawaii student took away a top award at the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center’s 12th Annual student Underwater Robotics Competition, held in Federal Way, Wash....

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Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Performance Contracts Strengthen Charter School Accountability
By News Release @ 1:42 PM :: 2466 Views :: Education K-12

all 32 charter schools and the State Public Charter School Commission...completed the execution of the first charter school performance contracts in the state’s history....

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Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Abercrombie Appoints Asselbaye, Halagao to BoE, Signs Gun Control Bill, Others
By News Release @ 11:33 PM :: 3617 Views :: Education K-12, Second Amendment

fingerprint, photograph and background checks for those bringing firearms into Hawaii....

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Tuesday, July 02, 2013
A-PLUS: A Conservative Alternative to NCLB
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:05 AM :: 2162 Views :: Education K-12

On Thursday, lawmakers in both the House and the Senate introduced a conservative alternative to No Child Left Behind (NCLB)....

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Monday, June 24, 2013
Governor Signs School Readiness Bill, Early Learning Director Quits
By News Release @ 5:50 PM :: 3087 Views :: Education K-12, Higher Education

Terry Lock has accepted a position with the University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Education....

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Monday, June 24, 2013
Kids Count: Hawaii Ranks 25th in Children's Well-Being
By News Release @ 2:13 PM :: 3731 Views :: Education K-12, Family

The KIDS COUNT index includes child-level indicators across four domains....

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Saturday, June 22, 2013
Kailua HS Underwater Robotics Team Heads to International Meet
By News Release @ 9:38 PM :: 3073 Views :: Education K-12

The Kailua High School team currently is in Federal Way, Wash., where the competition is running from June 20 to 22....

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Friday, June 21, 2013
Governor Releases $134.7 Million for Hawaii Schools
By News Release @ 3:55 AM :: 2509 Views :: Education K-12

Allotment of funds for the following priority projects has been approved by the Governor....

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Joe Trippi to Speak in Hawaii: "Better Schools Aren't a Partisan Issue"
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:12 AM :: 3508 Views :: Education K-12

Joe Trippi – heralded on the cover of The New Republic as the man who “reinvented campaigning” – is widely recognized as one of America’s leading and most influential political strategists....

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
NCTQ Report: UH Education Departments Among Nation's Worst
By Andrew Walden @ 9:52 PM :: 4150 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

the National Council on Teacher Quality 2013 Teacher Prep Review has bad news for Hawaii Universities' Schools of Education....

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
National Governors Assoc to Assist Hawaii Early Learning Program
By News Release @ 7:47 PM :: 2541 Views :: Education K-12

Hawaii will receive guidance and technical assistance from NGA staff and faculty experts, as well as consultants from the private sector, research organizations and educators....

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Sunday, June 16, 2013
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Hawaii Schools Can’t Pass-the-Buck
By Selected News Articles @ 10:10 PM :: 5350 Views :: Education K-12
“…an agency cannot eschew its affirmative duties under the IDEA by blaming the parents.”
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Friday, June 14, 2013
Lawsuit: Act 163 Discriminates Against Disabled Students
By Selected News Articles @ 6:45 PM :: 3426 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care
The Hawaii Disability Rights Center went to the 9th Circuit this week to challenge a state law preventing disabled students from receiving special education services after turning 20....
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