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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 :: 3863 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 :: 4187 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 :: 5241 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 :: 4452 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 :: 3745 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 :: 5085 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 :: 2283 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 :: 4179 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 :: 2668 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 :: 3078 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 :: 3726 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 :: 2922 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 :: 2920 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 :: 3939 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 :: 3131 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 :: 2946 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 :: 4200 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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Friday, December 11, 2015
Education: U.S. House Passes ObamaCORE!
By NCPA @ 1:07 PM :: 3103 Views :: Education K-12

Common Core is being redefined as social-emotional learning, which must come first in the learning hierarchy — with academics taking a backseat....

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Thursday, December 10, 2015
Hawaii: 64% of your income for infant child care
By News Release @ 11:35 PM :: 3846 Views :: Education K-12, Cost of Living

In Hawaii, single parents with two children pay about 64% of their income for infant child care, nearly the same as married couple families at the poverty line with two children....

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Thursday, December 10, 2015
Christmas Comes Early for Teachers’ Unions With No Child Left Behind Rewrite
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:51 PM :: 3911 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

The Every Student Succeeds Act passed the Senate by a margin of 85 – 12 and in the U.S. House by a vote of 359-64 in late November (this included every Democrat who voted in both the House and Senate)....

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Thursday, December 10, 2015
HSTA Launches Push for 25% GE Tax Hike
By News Release @ 1:07 AM :: 3768 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

The bill will be introduced during the upcoming 2016 legislative session....

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Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Robotics championship to qualify Hawaii teams for World event
By News Release @ 10:02 PM :: 2903 Views :: Education K-12

...held Dec. 12, 2015 at the Pearl City High School cafeteria, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m....

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Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Teacher Quality? Hawaii Scores D+
By News Release @ 9:56 PM :: 3464 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

This year’s report measures state progress against a set of 32 policy goals....

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Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Auditor: More Charter Schools Could Face Financial Collapse
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 1:57 AM :: 3332 Views :: Education K-12

"We ... examined a number of active charter schools whose financial data were similar to Hālau Lōkahi’s.'

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Friday, November 20, 2015
College and Career Readiness—How Did Your School Do?
By News Release @ 11:43 PM :: 4752 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...how high school graduates are prepared to meet the HIDOE’s Strategic Plan Goal that all students demonstrate they are on a path toward success in college, career and citizenship....

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Monday, November 16, 2015
Federal Intervention in Schools Looks to Remain in Force Through Possible No Child Left Behind Deal
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:06 PM :: 2810 Views :: Education K-12

House and Senate proposals to rewrite No Child Left Behind are set to head into conference early next week....

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Thursday, November 12, 2015
Feds: Race to the Top Empowers Hawaii to Transform Education
By News Release @ 11:15 PM :: 3278 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

Fundamental Change: Innovation in America's Schools under Race to the Top....

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Thursday, November 05, 2015
McDermott: Get the Politicians out of School Construction
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 5:50 PM :: 3452 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

State CIP money is going to political cronies’ districts, not where it is really needed....

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Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Does Central Control of our Schools Produce Bad Policy?
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:46 AM :: 2080 Views :: Education K-12

Hawaii has earned an overall grade of C- for school policy, down from a grade of C in 2000....

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Saturday, October 31, 2015
DoE: Hawaii is ahead of President’s call to reduce testing in schools
By News Release @ 3:55 AM :: 2919 Views :: Education K-12

"We made significant changes to reduce the amount of testing in our schools this year," stated Superintendent Matayoshi....

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Study: Mixed Results from Pre-K Program
By NCPA @ 4:14 PM :: 2707 Views :: Education K-12

...by the end of first grade, the achievement scores for both groups were again equal and by third grade the scores of children who participated in the pre-K program were lower than those who had not....

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Hawaii NAEP: Student Proficiency Drops Sharply
By News Release @ 2:41 AM :: 2656 Views :: Education K-12

“Compared with NAEP, Smarter Balanced more directly measures what we expect our students to know and be able to do...."

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Strive HI Test Results--How Did your School Do?
By News Release @ 3:31 PM :: 4176 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...This annual report provides a snapshot of how schools are doing in achievement, growth, readiness and reducing the achievement gap....

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Keeping Track of Sex-Ed in DoE Classrooms
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 2:05 PM :: 4644 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

The new policy also requires that a description of the curriculum used by the school to be made available to parents before instruction starts....

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Sunday, October 18, 2015
Am Samoa: Faleomavaega May Try Congress By Proxy
By Selected News Articles @ 6:32 PM :: 4175 Views :: Education K-12, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

Faleomavaega's sister, Vaitunasa Salu Hunkin-Finau is prepared to make a bid to return the office to family hands....

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Thursday, October 15, 2015
Students at 37 Hawaii public high schools earn Advanced Placement Awards
By News Release @ 4:09 AM :: 2430 Views :: Education K-12

College Board Advanced Placement Program (AP) Scholar Awards in recognition of exceptional achievement in AP Exams....

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Saturday, October 10, 2015
Hawaii public school enrollment dips
By News Release @ 12:50 AM :: 2650 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...total enrollment for school year 2015-16 is 180,409, compared with 180,895 in school year 2014-15, and 185,273 the year before that....

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Friday, October 09, 2015
Fitch: Hawaii debt levels are high
By News Release @ 4:15 PM :: 3831 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...and Fitch expects them to remain so. This largely reflects the state's direct responsibility for many functions delegated to local governments in other states, particularly K-12 education....

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Monday, October 05, 2015
NBC News Pumps Petition to Strip McKinley HS of Name
By Selected News Articles @ 7:48 PM :: 4172 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii History

...NBC News has seen fit to call attention to an obscure MoveOn.org petition seeking to change the name of President William McKinley High School in Honolulu....

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Hawaii DoE Pledges to 'Reset Career Education'
By News Release @ 2:49 AM :: 2779 Views :: Education K-12

...adding rigor and value to programs preparing high school graduates for high-skilled, high-demand jobs....

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Monday, September 28, 2015
Study: Hawaii Is the 6th Worst State for Teachers
By Selected News Articles @ 3:41 PM :: 3525 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

WalletHub analyzed the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 13 key metrics, ranging from average starting salary to unemployment rate to the projected number of teachers per student by 2022....

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
DoE Releases First Common Core Test Results
By News Release @ 3:52 AM :: 3630 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...The results show that 48 percent meet or exceed the achievement standard in ELA. In math, 41 percent of students tested meet or exceed achievement standards....

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Sexually Active High Schoolers Without Birth Control—Hawaii Ranks 7th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:25 PM :: 3954 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

CDC Youth Behavior Risk Survey data ....

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Saturday, September 12, 2015
DoE Outlines Heat abatement program at public schools
By News Release @ 12:53 AM :: 3678 Views :: Education K-12

There isn't a one-size-fits-all approach to reducing heat in schools, but there is a process....

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Monday, September 07, 2015
Autism: Federal Judge Orders DoE to Pay for Special Education in Private Schools
By Selected News Articles @ 2:38 PM :: 4066 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

It should thwart DOE attempts to yank students out of private placements while hearings are in progress....

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Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Closing the DoE achievement gap: "Inadequate Progress Made"
By News Release @ 1:16 AM :: 2717 Views :: Education K-12

Matayoshi received the same performance rating last year....

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Thursday, August 27, 2015
Ethics: Conflict of Interest Between Charter Schools, Profitable Nonprofits
By News Release @ 1:49 AM :: 3794 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...members of charter school governing boards, as well as charter school employees, may also be paid employees of these supporting non-profit organizations....

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Thursday, August 27, 2015
Ban on School Travel Offers--HSTA vs Ethics Comm
By News Release @ 1:40 AM :: 4490 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...prohibits teachers from accepting free travel and other benefits from tour companies for serving as chaperones on student educational trips....

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015
ACT: Hawaii Scores Lowest in USA, Again
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 6420 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...ACT score in Hawaii are still the lowest in the USA....

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Hope Street: New Teacher Leadership Growth in Hawaii
By News Release @ 9:05 PM :: 3633 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

Last year, in a state-wide data collection in collaboration with the HIDOE and HSTA, fellows sought teacher input around the implementation of the Hawai'i Common Core Standards....

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