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Saturday, March 03, 2018
Hawaii DoE Organizing Students to Walk out March 14
By Selected News Articles @ 5:24 PM :: 4380 Views :: Education K-12, Second Amendment

...The state Department of Education is instructing schools statewide to create a “designated walkout area” for students...to participate in upcoming protests against gun violence, Superintendent Christina Kishimoto said in a Friday letter to parents....

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Sunday, February 25, 2018
Teachers Union Grabs for Billion Dollar Slush Fund
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 2652 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...Do the problems in our classrooms have anything to do with special funds at all?....

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Saturday, February 24, 2018
Report: State of Computer Science Education in Hawaii
By News Release @ 4:35 AM :: 2570 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...just 14 traditional public schools offer AP Computer Science....

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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Homosexual Child Molestation: KSBE Outlines Terms of $80M Settlement
By News Release @ 1:25 AM :: 5005 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Family, Hawaii History, Health Care

...A tentative settlement between Kamehameha Schools and the survivors of Dr. Browne’s abuse has been reached....

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
SB1279: Tax-Credit Scholarships for Special Needs Students
By Selected News Articles @ 4:23 PM :: 2652 Views :: Education K-12, Tax Credits

...Allows Qualifying Families To Pay For Tuition At Private And Parochial Schools....

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Title IX Lawsuit? DoE discriminates against female athletes
By News Release @ 1:23 PM :: 2409 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...ACLU sent a letter to the Hawaiʻi Department of Education demanding it take immediate action to cease sex discrimination against female athletes in DOE schools....

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Monday, February 12, 2018
SB2323: Senators Caught Lying About Peter Boy Case
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:41 PM :: 5957 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Law Enforcement

...In little Peter's case, he was not of compulsory age, and therefore not homeschooled.  The other case referred to in the bill, the girl who died in 2017 on the Big Island, was already under CPS before her mother took her out to be homeschooled.... 

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Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Legislators Want CWS to Investigate All Homeschooling Families
By News Release @ 1:32 AM :: 5125 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Labor

...Last week, three bills were introduced by the Hawaii Legislature that would significantly restrict homeschool freedom: Senate Bills 2274 and 2323, and House Bill 2244....

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
HSTA Pushing Massive Property Tax Hike
By News Release @ 3:22 PM :: 3511 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes, Tourism

....more money and less accountability....

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Friday, January 26, 2018
Ethics: DoE Ass't Sup't Pursues UH Degree While on the Job
By News Release @ 1:16 AM :: 3867 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Higher Education

...if the Ethics Comm takes down all the state and county employees who are doing UH school work on the taxpayers dime, we would probably cut UH enrollment 20%.  I suggest starting with every state and county employee at UH Richardson School of Law....

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Friday, January 26, 2018
DoE to Display Classroom Temperatures Online
By News Release @ 1:04 AM :: 2500 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

...HIDOE's Thermal Comfort website features data collected from weather stations and indoor monitoring sensors at Hawaii's public schools....

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Thursday, January 25, 2018
Robotics: 19 Hawaii Teams Heading for World Championship
By News Release @ 4:09 AM :: 1995 Views :: Education K-12

...Nineteen robotics teams from across Hawaii achieved significant scores and demonstrated exceptional skill and performance at the Hawaiian Electric Companies Hawaii State VEX Championships held Jan. 13-14 at Kamehameha Schools....

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Thursday, January 25, 2018
Screening for Health Barriers to Learning--Hawaii Schools Receive Mixed Scores
By News Release @ 3:36 AM :: 2758 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Missed Opportunities: Do States Require Screening of Children for Health Conditions that Interfere with Learning....

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Most Educated States--Hawaii Ranks 17th
By Selected News Articles @ 12:15 AM :: 2305 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

"...Quality of Education -- 36th...."

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Monday, January 22, 2018
School Choice Week in Hawaii: 80 Events and Activities Planned
By News Release @ 4:57 PM :: 2069 Views :: Education K-12

...a celebration is planned on Thursday, January 25 9:30am at the State Capitol....

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Sunday, January 21, 2018
​U.S. Department of Education announces final approval of Hawaii ESSA plan
By News Release @ 2:32 PM :: 2122 Views :: Education K-12

...Measures student success (dilutes failing test scores--Editor) with 14 indicators including chronic absenteeism, inclusion rate, teacher retention, facility repair and maintenance backlog, and family engagement....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Ward Introduces Bill Mandating 'Shelter-in-Place' Drills at Schools
By Rep Gene Ward @ 8:29 PM :: 3384 Views :: Education K-12, Military

...“Hawaii's children must have safe haven at their schools in the event of a missile attack.”....

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Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Application Period Begins for Preschool Open Doors Program
By News Release @ 9:47 PM :: 2590 Views :: Education K-12, Family

...Applications received during this period will be considered for preschool participation during July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019....

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Sunday, December 24, 2017
DoE: Feds Require 'Minor Adjustments' to our ESSA Plan to Hide Failure
By News Release @ 2:55 PM :: 2156 Views :: Education K-12

"Hawaii is well on its way for approval once we make minor adjustments to our consolidated plan,” said Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto....

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Survey: 62% of Hawaii Youth Not Qualified for Military Service
By News Release @ 3:20 PM :: 4218 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Military, Drugs

...Crime and Inability to Join Military or Workforce Present National Crisis....

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Friday, December 15, 2017
200 High School Students Watch Supreme Court Hear Lesbian Child Custody Case
By News Release @ 1:49 PM :: 3248 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Judiciary

...The case heard at Castle, CC vs. DD, is a parentage case involving a former same sex married couple. The issue is whether Appellant has a legal parent/child relationship with the child born to Appellee during the marriage....

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Friday, December 15, 2017
Child Molester: KSBE Apology letter implies abuse since 1962
By News Release @ 1:41 PM :: 3083 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...unforgivable acts of physical and emotional abuse committed against Kamehameha School students at the hands of Dr. Robert Browne, a St. Francis consulting psychiatrist between the years of 1962 through 1984....

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Monday, December 11, 2017
Hawaii DOE Saves $13M on School Bus Routes
By News Release @ 3:57 PM :: 1760 Views :: Education K-12

...The Hawaii State Department of Education and TransPar have saved the state approximately $13 million annually through the Get on Board student transportation initiative....

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Friday, December 08, 2017
After Losing Judge, KSBE Tries Apologizing for Letting Child Molester Run Rampant
By News Release @ 2:12 PM :: 4826 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...two days after they lost their bought n paid for judge....

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Friday, December 08, 2017
Top Four HS Teams to Face Off in Hawaii LifeSmarts Competition
By News Release @ 1:56 PM :: 1902 Views :: Education K-12

...Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Campus Center Ballroom from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m....

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Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Kamehameha School Child Molester Case – Hidden Payoff to Judge Exposed
By Andrew Walden @ 6:19 AM :: 11850 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...Judge Crandall's husband, David Schulmeister, and his law firm, Cades Schutte, represented the Kamehameha Schools, billing as much as $1 million a year....

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Saturday, December 02, 2017
Tupola: Equal Funding for Charter Schools
By Video @ 4:23 PM :: 2400 Views :: Education K-12, Republican Party

...Did you know that not all of our keiki get equal funding for school?....

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Saturday, December 02, 2017
Child Molester: Petition Demands Kamehameha Schools Take Responsibility
By News Release @ 2:22 PM :: 2520 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...justice, reparation and healing for those individuals who were violated decades ago....

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Friday, December 01, 2017
Hawaii Child Care Most Expensive in USA
By News Release @ 12:45 PM :: 3196 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Cost of Living

...care for only one child in Hawai‘i consumes approximately 13 percent of the typical Hawai‘i family’s income....

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Saturday, November 25, 2017
Survey: Military Families Overwhelmingly Favor School Choice
By Selected News Articles @ 2:18 AM :: 2481 Views :: Education K-12, Military

...The survey of 1,200 active-duty personnel, veterans, and their spouses shows 72 percent are in favor of education savings accounts (ESAs), 64 percent are in favor of school vouchers, and 63 percent favor tax-credit scholarships....

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
DoE: 5-Year Teacher Retention 54%
By News Release @ 3:56 AM :: 2382 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Department rolls out more data visuals for public to view....

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Wednesday, November 08, 2017
DoE Puts 'Performance Indicators' Online
By News Release @ 1:00 AM :: 2026 Views :: Education K-12

In an effort to make performance data easily available to the public, HIDOE today announced the launch of its Strategic Plan Dynamic Report....

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Sunday, November 05, 2017
Ward to Ige: Speed Up Nuclear Drills for DOE
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:25 PM :: 2395 Views :: Education K-12, Military

...Rep. Ward (R-Hawaii Kai) wrote a letter to Gov. Ige asking the governor to prepare his departments, particularly the DOE to prepare for the unthinkable....

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Sunday, November 05, 2017
Akina--Let's Work Together for Hawaiian Charter Schools
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:20 AM :: 2897 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

Clearly, OHA owes our beneficiaries a sincere apology and a commitment to change our practices internally....

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Wednesday, November 01, 2017
VIDEO: Education as the Pathway for Hawaiian Advancement
By Video @ 5:00 AM :: 3144 Views :: Education K-12, Higher Education, OHA

...Keli'i Akina And Verlieann Malina-Wright....

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Wednesday, November 01, 2017
These Are The 10 Smartest Communities In Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 2:08 AM :: 3402 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...32 communities ranked from smartest to dumbest....

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Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Former Charter School Principal Charged with Theft
By News Release @ 1:24 AM :: 2789 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...Allbrett, 64, is the former principal of the Halau Lokahi public charter school, a Native Hawaiian-focused charter school whose recurring financial difficulties led to the revocation of its charter....

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
What Can You Learn from CNHA Failure?
By Video @ 6:58 PM :: 3616 Views :: Akaka Bill, Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

...What Are The Lessons From The Council For Native Hawaiian Advancement's Failure To Get Charter School Money From OHA?....

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Friday, October 20, 2017
UPDATE: OHA Trustees Reject CNHA Grab for Charter School Funds
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:59 AM :: 4440 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

...the Resource Management Committee opted to instead give the grant funds directly to the charter schools, instead of to the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement....

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Friday, September 29, 2017
Judiciary: Collaborative Effort to Reduce Truancy Launched
By News Release @ 7:40 PM :: 3516 Views :: Education K-12, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...A similar program at an Oahu intermediate school produced a 91 percent daily school attendance rate in 2016-17, up about 40 percent from 2015-16....

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Thursday, September 28, 2017
Strive HI: How did your School do?
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 2466 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...The accountability system includes multiple measures of school performance including proficiency in Science, Math and Language Arts/Literacy; chronic absenteeism; school climate; graduation rates; and achievement gaps....

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Girl Scouts Rank Hawaii 23rd for girls' well-being
By News Release @ 8:09 PM :: 2442 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...The State of Girls 2017: Emerging Truths and Troubling Trends....

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
DoE Touts AP Test Results
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 2286 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...double-digit increases in the number of exam takers, exams taken and scores of 3 or higher....

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Monday, September 25, 2017
Hawaii Lowest Teacher Salaries in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:41 PM :: 3066 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...adjusted for cost of living....

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Hawaii is #1 in Teacher Absenteeism at 79% 
By Selected News Articles @ 2:51 PM :: 3898 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

In Hawaii about 79 percent of traditional public school teachers are chronically absent. In Hawaii charter schools it’s 23 percent…..

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Saturday, September 16, 2017
Help Stop CNHA Grab for Charter School Funds
By Selected News Articles @ 2:16 PM :: 4583 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

...Please Attend The Next Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Board Meeting On Thursday, September 21st At 10 AM At OHA Headquarters....

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
AG Chin Defeats Parents of Disabled Children (again)
By News Release @ 11:55 PM :: 2511 Views :: Education K-12

...plaintiff alleged that the staff at Koko Head Elementary School excluded her four-year old son from participating in class and discriminated against him....

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Monday, September 11, 2017
Hawaii DoE Sued over Sept 11 "Lockdown Drill"
By Selected News Articles @ 2:21 PM :: 2824 Views :: Education K-12

...An abusive lockdown drill in which a masked man threatened a middle-school classroom with a hammer left the entire class in tears....

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Saturday, September 09, 2017
The Power of School Choice
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:58 PM :: 2722 Views :: Education K-12, OHA

...This was my first back to school experience at the Kualapu‘u Public Conversion Charter School on the island of Moloka‘i....

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Friday, September 08, 2017
Enrollment: DoE Down 1% -- Charter Schools up 5%
By News Release @ 11:41 PM :: 2441 Views :: Education K-12

...Department announces 2017-18 enrollment figures for public and charter schools....

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