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Monday, May 30, 2016
Local Principal Advocates for Private School Choice
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:49 PM :: 4387 Views :: Education K-12
“Right now in the state of Hawaii we have a weighted student formula, so the money follows the kid… except for private schools?”
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Saturday, May 28, 2016
Two Arrests: Corruption Bust Strikes at Heart of Drive for Fake Indian Tribe
By Andrew Walden @ 9:25 PM :: 8271 Views :: Akaka Bill, Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

...what the powers that be look for when they pick the the future generations of leadership for Hawaii....

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
BoE Strips Student Performance out of Teacher Evaluations
By News Release @ 5:54 PM :: 2644 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

"Discarding standardized testing in teacher evaluations"

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Jalousie Work: After 10 Years Union Lawsuit Ends
By News Release @ 1:33 AM :: 3155 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Small Business

The dispute began when the painters and glazers’ union complained to the State Contractors License Board that the contractors hired to renovate Lanakila Elementary School in 2005 were installing jalousie windows....

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Audit: DoE Claims to be ‘Financially Responsible’
By News Release @ 5:42 AM :: 2172 Views :: Education K-12

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) has released its Annual Financial Audit for the 2015 fiscal year....

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Monday, May 16, 2016
Report: Hawaii State-Funded Pre-K Serves only 365 Students
By News Release @ 6:22 PM :: 2420 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

In Hawaii, this is the first year the Executive Office on Early Learning’s pre-K program was included in the report....

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Saturday, May 14, 2016
When Classrooms Get Too Hot, Laie Parents Take Matters into Their Own Hands
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:48 PM :: 3036 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

Jennifer Kajiyama and Carol Feinga are part of Keep Laie Cool, an initiative working to solve the crisis of Hawaii’s hot classrooms....

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Saturday, May 14, 2016
Obama Admin Orders Hawaii Schools to Let Trannies Hang out in Bathrooms
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:11 PM :: 3743 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

Roosevelt said: "A chicken in every pot."  Obama says: "A tranny in every bathroom."

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Friday, May 13, 2016
McDermott calls for special session to address Campbell HS construction funds
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 2:33 AM :: 2165 Views :: Education K-12

...Otherwise we shall be stuck with chaos and an embarrassment in two years....

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
BYUH One of 20 Best Education Schools in US
By News Release @ 2:02 PM :: 2560 Views :: Education K-12, Higher Education

...The 2016 National College Education Program Rankings have been released by ToBecomeATeacher.org....

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Sunday, May 08, 2016
Transient Oriented Schools: Impacting Housing Costs
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 2321 Views :: Education K-12, Rail

Forced exactions to fund our government don’t always come from taxing agencies....

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Friday, May 06, 2016
Ige Signs ‘Cool Schools’ Bill
By News Release @ 12:42 AM :: 3617 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

...an emergency appropriation of $100 million to fund equipment and installation costs for air conditioning, heat abatement measures and related energy efficiency measures....

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Saturday, April 30, 2016
‘ESSA Team’ Begins Writing ‘Blueprint for Public Education in Hawaii’
By News Release @ 8:45 PM :: 1857 Views :: Education K-12

...the 19 members discussed innovation and empowerment as the team starts work to create the blueprint for public education in Hawai‘i....

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Friday, April 29, 2016
Hiding the Failure: DoE Gets Another Testing Waiver for Hawaiian Language Immersion Schools
By News Release @ 5:34 PM :: 2597 Views :: Education K-12

For the second consecutive year, the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education (HIDOE) will issue a specialized assessment to Hawaiian immersion students....

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
New Schools? Zero Guidance from DoE
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 5:39 PM :: 2782 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...legislators are allowed to simply carve up the Capitol Improvement Budget by political favoritism....

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Monday, April 25, 2016
Hawaii Preschool Costs More Than College
By News Release @ 9:37 PM :: 3548 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Child care for a 4-year-old costs an average of $776 each month....

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Saturday, April 23, 2016
DoE Seeks Public Input on Strategic Plan
By News Release @ 2:38 PM :: 2223 Views :: Education K-12

...The Strategic Plan, which was last updated in 2012, is a combined effort to further develop comprehensive strategies focused on three foundational goals of quality education: Student Success, Staff Success and Successful Systems of Support....

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Thursday, April 21, 2016
McDermott, Fevella: Building a New School for Ewa Beach
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 12:10 PM :: 2277 Views :: Education K-12

Representative Bob McDermott discusses the building of a new school for Ewa Beach with Kurt Fevella President at The Ewa Beach Lions Club....

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
State Accepting Applications for free Pre-K classes
By News Release @ 9:42 PM :: 1915 Views :: Education K-12

...classes are available to eligible children at 19 public elementary schools....

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
US News & World Report: Best High Schools in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:32 PM :: 2927 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

We reviewed 28,561 U.S. public high schools; 17 Hawaii schools made our rankings....

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
DoE 2016 Graduation Dates
By News Release @ 1:01 AM :: 2267 Views :: Education K-12

...2016 graduation dates for 64 schools statewide including public charter schools....

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Friday, April 15, 2016
Ige Appoints Task Force on ‘Every Student Succeeds Act’
By News Release @ 3:43 PM :: 2961 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

Ige has appointed Darrel Galera as chairman of the Governor’s ESSA team....

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Don’t Let the Opt-Out of Common Core Testing Movement Fool You
By NCPA @ 3:19 PM :: 2724 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...teacher unions are flat out against this because they do not want their members held accountable....

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Saturday, April 09, 2016
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 2:51 PM :: 3018 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

...Planned Parenthood Receives Overwhelming Support by Hawaii's Senators....

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Friday, April 08, 2016
Ige Announces Nominees for Board of Education, Land Use Commission
By News Release @ 2:01 PM :: 3519 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government, Land Use

The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate....

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Monday, April 04, 2016
College Readiness: How did your school Do?
By News Release @ 11:22 PM :: 2692 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

School by school reports...

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Ige releases $5 million for design of new West Oahu high school
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 9:24 PM :: 2396 Views :: Education K-12

...“Sometimes you have to make waves to catch a wave,” said McDermott....

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Friday, March 25, 2016
Hawaii DoE: Don’t Measure Students Ability to Speak English
By News Release @ 5:16 PM :: 2200 Views :: Education K-12

Hawaii is requesting a waiver from the US Dept. of Education....

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Friday, March 25, 2016
‘Culturally Accurate’ Testing: DoE Latest Scheme to Move Goalposts
By News Release @ 5:13 PM :: 2050 Views :: Education K-12

...designing an assessment that can support a broader and culturally accurate definition of student success in Hawaii....

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Sunday, February 28, 2016
Hawaii BOE Adopts New Standards for Science Education
By News Release @ 8:37 AM :: 2084 Views :: Education K-12

...The new standards are interwoven across disciplines, including connections to language arts and mathematics....

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Thursday, February 25, 2016
New School Construction: Intentional misuse of taxpayer money
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 2:28 PM :: 3379 Views :: Education K-12

According to new DOE information the building of a $150 million high school planned for Kihei is not what is needed....

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Friday, February 19, 2016
HB1713—Exempt all State Employees from Ethics Laws
By News Release @ 5:02 AM :: 2843 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics
The bill would create a loophole in the law the size of a barn door by allowing any state employee to receive “detached remuneration.” In other words, it’s party time!
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Friday, February 12, 2016
VIDEO: Duke Aiona Legislative Update
By Video @ 9:01 PM :: 3530 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

Lt Gov Duke Aiona delivers Hawaii Family Advocates legislative update February 12, 2016....

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Tuesday, February 09, 2016
HB868 Gut n Replace: DoE Sneak Attack on Special Ed Students
By Selected News Articles @ 1:17 AM :: 3035 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

This is just the latest example of the Department of Education attempting to shortchange Hawaii’s special needs students....

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Sunday, February 07, 2016
GEMS to Cool Classrooms?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 3284 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Taxes

Apparently GEMS is an attractive target for raiding because a 2014 bond issue raised $150 million for the program and little, if any, capital has been deployed to date....

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Thursday, February 04, 2016
KSBE: We Will Fight Leasehold Conversion Bills
By News Release @ 7:02 PM :: 4190 Views :: Education K-12, Land Use, Small Business

A message from the Kam Schools CEO....

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Wednesday, February 03, 2016
Mainland Homosexuals Target First Amendment, Children, Bathrooms in Hawaii
By News Release @ 2:13 PM :: 3515 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

...Meanwhile, an HRC leader is busted for homosexual child molestation in Oregon....

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Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Report: Russian, Iranian Hackers Behind Honolulu School Bomb Threats
By Selected News Articles @ 1:41 PM :: 3021 Views :: Education K-12, Law Enforcement

A group using the name the Evacuator Group and the now-suspended Twitter handles @Ev4cuati0nSquad and @SwatTheW0rld has claimed responsibility for the threats....

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016
GEMS: Electric Ratepayers Pay Millions for Nothing
By Selected News Articles @ 3:00 AM :: 4240 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

By the year's end, the utility will need to collect $7,940,691.56 more to fulfill "revenue requirements" for GEMS....

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Governor Ige Proclaims Jan. 24-30 “Hawai’i School Choice Week”
By News Release @ 12:51 PM :: 1783 Views :: Education K-12

Hawaii students, communities to hold over 60 events as part of nation's largest-ever celebration of school choice....

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Sunday, January 17, 2016
VIDEO: Politically Incorrect Hawaiian Punch Prepares You for the Real World
By Video @ 1:38 PM :: 3160 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment, Higher Education

Comedian Tom Shillue, host of Red Eye on Fox News Channel....

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Saturday, January 16, 2016
Priorities not Politics for New Schools
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 2:42 AM :: 2156 Views :: Education K-12

West Oahu is currently drowning under exigent overcrowding....

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Hawaii DoE: $48M Annual Electric Bill is STEM Learning Opportunity
By News Release @ 4:55 PM :: 2318 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

"...students will learn core principles of science and will see the relevance of community initiatives, such as moving to solar energy, limiting waste, encouraging recycling and reducing water usage with low-flow toilets...."

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Saturday, January 09, 2016
$6.8 million in grants promote STEM jobs for Hawaii
By News Release @ 4:16 PM :: 3050 Views :: Education K-12, Higher Education

Implementing K–12 programs in computer, engineering or biomedical science....

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Thursday, January 07, 2016
Quality Counts: Hawaii K-12 Achievement Ranks 32nd in USA
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 2344 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

The 20th annual edition of Education Week’s Quality Counts....

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Tuesday, January 05, 2016
“Entire American Samoa school system must be revamped”
By Selected News Articles @ 6:12 PM :: 2365 Views :: Education K-12

“We are not doing enough” to educate Samoan students in math and science....

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Thursday, December 31, 2015
Man OK With Pedophilia Loses Bid to Teach Kids
By Selected News Articles @ 5:06 PM :: 3150 Views :: Education K-12, Higher Education

"the university could look to what Oyama said as an indication of what he would do once certified."

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015
New High School? What is DoE’s top priority?
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 9:18 PM :: 2543 Views :: Education K-12

The State is breaking ground on a new high school in Kihei....

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Top High School Teams to Compete in Lifesmarts Hawaii State Championship
By News Release @ 2:26 AM :: 2354 Views :: Education K-12

LifeSmarts is a consumer education program designed to teach students in grades 6-12 about personal finance, health and safety, the environment, technology, and consumer rights and responsibilities through online quizzes and in-person competitions....

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Monday, December 21, 2015
Report: Hawaii Youth Drug Overdose Deaths Double
By News Release @ 12:25 PM :: 3324 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Hawaii had the Sixth Lowest Rate of Youth Drug Overdose Death Rates, Rate has Doubled in Just Over a Decade....

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