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Thursday, September 08, 2016
2016-2017 LifeSmarts Hawaii Competition
By News Release @ 6:11 PM :: 2360 Views :: Education K-12

LifeSmarts is a free, national educational program that teaches students critical life skills in five key areas....

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Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Board of Education: Matayoshi ‘Exceeds Expectations’
By News Release @ 4:58 PM :: 2252 Views :: Education K-12

​​​​For the third consecutive year, the Hawaii State Board of Education (BOE) gave Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi an overall rating of 'Exceeds Expectations' in her annual job performance evaluation....

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Thursday, September 01, 2016
Hawaii First State in the Nation to mandate Sexuality Education for Kindergarten
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 5:24 PM :: 5478 Views :: Education K-12, Family

...they have no standards, they have no curriculum, they have had no public vetting or review process of any proposed new curriculum; but it's on the books and ready to go....

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016
DoE Enrollment Drops Again—Charters Growing
By News Release @ 9:42 PM :: 2746 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

This year, Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) schools enrolled 169,268 students (down 719 from last year), and charter schools enrolled 10,634 (up 212 from last year)....

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
2016 ACT Scores: 85% of Hawaii Students not College-Ready
By News Release @ 6:07 AM :: 4376 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

Just as in 2015, only 15% of the Hawaii 2016 graduating class met all four ACT College Readiness Benchmarks....

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Monday, August 22, 2016
ESSA: DoE Sets More Public Meetings
By News Release @ 7:55 PM :: 2421 Views :: Education K-12

...the public has more opportunities to provide feedback at upcoming community meetings on Oahu, Kauai and Molokai....

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Thursday, August 11, 2016
ESAs: How to increase school funding without raising taxes
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:03 PM :: 2484 Views :: Education K-12

...a new program called Education Savings Accounts has accomplished this elsewhere, and provided more educational options for families....

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Thursday, August 11, 2016
Ige: Obama Administration Turning ESSA into NCLB
By News Release @ 5:02 AM :: 2138 Views :: Education K-12

...proposed regulations are overly restrictive and harken back to No Child Left Behind's one-size-fits-all approach....

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Thursday, August 04, 2016
Why it’s so expensive to cool Hawaii’s schools
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:01 AM :: 3746 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Ethics

...dividing the project into an AC portion and an energy portion would greatly reduce the per-classroom cost....

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Thursday, August 04, 2016
Hawaii School System Quality Ranks 42nd
By Selected News Articles @ 4:27 AM :: 2637 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...With school resuming session, many parents might be wondering whether they’ve selected the best school to secure their children’s academic success....

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Saturday, July 30, 2016
Almost All Hawaii Catholic School Graduates go on to College
By News Release @ 3:42 AM :: 2751 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

One hundred percent of Maryknoll High School seniors have been accepted to colleges....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Hot Schools: DoE Prepares for Illness and Exhaustion
By News Release @ 11:12 PM :: 3931 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Environment, Ethics

... Schools could have been cooled already but DoE insiders had to reward crony contractors so the keiki will just have to suffer until next year ....

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
DoE Community Meetings--Seeks Input on ESSA
By News Release @ 7:21 PM :: 2147 Views :: Education K-12

These meetings are part of the ongoing outreach effort in the updating of the Strategic Plan....

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Sunday, July 24, 2016
How Much Money Does Hawaii Spend Per Student?
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:35 AM :: 2397 Views :: Education K-12

...in Hawaii, parents aren’t allowed to send their children to a different school unless they get a rare district exemption....

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Saturday, July 23, 2016
Video: Winds of Change in Education
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:04 PM :: 2173 Views :: Education K-12

...why it's so expensive to cool Hawaii schools....

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Full Text: Contractor Offered Cool Schools at $5990 per Classroom—Was Ignored by DoE
By Andrew Walden @ 4:50 PM :: 7933 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

Andrew Santos, President of Admor HVAC, presented the State Department of Education an April 20 offer to Cool Schools at $5990 per classroom....

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Monday, July 11, 2016
Neighbor island ESSA town halls start Monday
By News Release @ 9:37 PM :: 2541 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

Each event is offered free of charge and will run from 5 to 7 p.m....

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Saturday, July 09, 2016
Cool Schools: How Government Contracting Makes a $2,500 job cost $138,000
By Andrew Walden @ 12:51 AM :: 4462 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...the high bids will be used to make lower—but still exorbitant--second round bids look good by comparison....

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Friday, July 08, 2016
Doubled: More contractors qualify for Slice of ‘Cool Schools’ bonanza
By News Release @ 6:41 PM :: 2275 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

Since March, the number of prequalified contractors has increased from 18 to 36 as HIDOE prepares to put projects back out to bid....

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Friday, July 01, 2016
Ige Signs Cool Schools, Water Bills
By News Release @ 3:24 AM :: 3207 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...HB 2569 (Act 176) which aims to expedite the goals of the Department of Education to cool Hawai‘i’s schools, reduce energy costs, meet Hawai‘i’s clean energy goals....

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Study: Hawaii is Number One in Teacher Absenteeism
By Selected News Articles @ 3:27 AM :: 3458 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

"Hawaii has…80 schools where 90% of teachers are absent ten days or more."

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Thursday, June 23, 2016
Energy monitoring and management coming to 250 public schools
By News Release @ 5:00 AM :: 2774 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

All public elementary, middle, and high schools in the Hawaiian Electric Companies' service territory are receiving new, intelligent, energy-monitoring devices and software....

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Child Well-Being: Hawaii Ranks 23rd
By News Release @ 6:21 PM :: 3778 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book....

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Hanabusa Uses Teachers to Open Door to More Lobbyist 'Gifts' to Legislators
By News Release @ 4:23 PM :: 5612 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Labor

...Hanabusa pointed out that the same issues underlying the disagreement over teacher travel and education trips are also involved in applying the gift provisions of the ethics code to legislators....

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Education Savings Accounts: A New Way Forward
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:27 AM :: 3125 Views :: Education K-12, Tax Credits

Taxpayers in Hawaii spend about $1.8 billion on education every year....

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Sunday, June 19, 2016
Charter School Corruption Mirrors State Government
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 2395 Views :: Education K-12

Many agencies relish the ability to spend public money with little or no accountability....

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
BoE: Ige Appoints Uemura, Reappoints DeLima
By News Release @ 2:32 AM :: 2175 Views :: Education K-12

...Kenneth Uemura will fill the City and County of Honolulu seat currently held by Amy Asselbaye....

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Thursday, June 09, 2016
Survey: More High-Risk Behavior from Hawaii Public High School Youth
By News Release @ 4:54 PM :: 3450 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey is administered in odd-numbered years to Hawai‘i public school students in grades 6–12....

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Thursday, June 02, 2016
Education Week: Hawaii DoE Graduation Rate 82%
By News Release @ 5:59 PM :: 2903 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... for Asian-Americans the Hawaii Graduation rate is 6th-lowest in USA ....

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Thursday, June 02, 2016
Nailed for Cronyism, DoE forced to Reopen Bidding on $100M Cool Schools Bonanza
By News Release @ 5:37 AM :: 3647 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Small Business

...Government Contracting Explained: How Air Conditioning Costs $100K Per Classroom....

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Thursday, June 02, 2016
ESSA 2016 Hawaii Education Summit
By News Release @ 4:38 AM :: 3266 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...Saturday, July 9, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m....

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Monday, May 30, 2016
Local Principal Advocates for Private School Choice
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:49 PM :: 4613 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 :: 8890 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 :: 2937 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 :: 3539 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 :: 2404 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 :: 2708 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 :: 3332 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 :: 4123 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 :: 2402 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 :: 2857 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 :: 2661 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 :: 4120 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 :: 2080 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 :: 2856 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 :: 3067 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 :: 3954 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 :: 2434 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 :: 2543 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 :: 2113 Views :: Education K-12

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

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