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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
No Joke: UH Pres Lassner to assist search for DoE superintendent
By News Release @ 2:49 AM :: 417 Views :: Education K-12, Higher Education

...What color is your golden parachute?....

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
How to give teachers a pay raise … without raising taxes
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:08 PM :: 634 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

 ...$9,450 a year more without spending a penny....

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Maunakea Observatories award Nānākuli and Kapolei students with research time
By Video @ 2:37 PM :: 260 Views :: Education K-12, Higher Education, OHA

Maunakea Scholars is an innovative program designed to bring Hawaiʻi’s young, aspiring astronomers into the observatory community by competitively allocating observing time on Maunakea’s world-class telescopes....

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Transform the Bureaucracy and Achieve Justice for John Sosa
By Selected News Articles @ 2:05 PM :: 345 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Labor

...Randall Roth comments on two stories on the DoE investigation into education reform advocate John Sosa which ran on KHON Feb 6 and Feb 7....

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Monday, February 13, 2017
HSTA Rallies for $500M Tax Hike on Renters—House Approves on 2nd Read
By News Release @ 11:03 PM :: 769 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes, Cost of Living

...UHERO: ‘Discriminatory’ HSTA Property Tax Plan hits Renters Hardest....

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Friday, February 10, 2017
Demanding a Tax Hike, HSTA to Rally at Capitol
By News Release @ 7:29 PM :: 660 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes

to lobby for a constitutional amendment that will drastically increase property taxes....

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Tuesday, February 07, 2017
A 1-2 punch of tax proposals
By Rachelle Chang @ 12:25 PM :: 470 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Rail, Taxes

The State kept 10% of the surcharge collected or $25.92 million – which is more than the Department of Taxation’s entire Fiscal Year 2016 operating budget of $24 million....

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Saturday, February 04, 2017
UHERO: ‘Discriminatory’ HSTA Property Tax Plan hits Renters Hardest
By UHERO @ 12:22 AM :: 1182 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes

...an owner of an investment property in Honolulu worth less than half a million dollars can expect to see his (her) combined City and State property tax bill double....

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Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Parents asked to provide feedback on their child’s public school
By News Release @ 2:21 AM :: 475 Views :: Education K-12

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) begins its annual School Quality Survey (SQS) this week....

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
High-Speed Internet: Hawaii Schools #1 in USA
By News Release @ 1:25 AM :: 486 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...every student in Hawaii, Kentucky, North Dakota, South Carolina, and Wyoming meets the minimum connectivity goal of 100 kilobits per second (kbps) per student....

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Saturday, January 28, 2017
VIDEO: School Choice Dance 2017!
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:42 PM :: 346 Views :: Education K-12

Students, parents and teachers from Lanakila Baptist School held a special event this week to celebrate National School Choice Week....

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Monday, January 23, 2017
Hawaii Celebrates School Choice Week at 79 Events Statewide
By News Release @ 2:19 PM :: 354 Views :: Education K-12

There are 79 events planned in the Aloha State to raise awareness about K-12 school choice....

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Saturday, January 14, 2017
Ige: School system is simply not relevant to today’s students
By News Release @ 5:56 PM :: 637 Views :: Education K-12

The success of today’s students in the future workplace and in our communities requires an absolute reboot of the rigid school system....

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Thursday, January 05, 2017
Auditor: Three DoE Special Funds do not meet criteria
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 10:22 AM :: 483 Views :: Education K-12

...1 special fund, 1 revolving fund, and 1 trust fund did not meet criteria and should be closed....

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Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Education Week: Hawaii Grade ‘C’, Ranks 25th
By News Release @ 5:26 PM :: 526 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii’s 2017 Highlights Report includes summarized results based on each of the nearly 40 indicators that make up Quality Counts’ overall grading rubric....

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Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Ethics, HSTA Announce Agreement on School Trips
By News Release @ 3:42 PM :: 578 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Labor

...teachers may continue to plan trips and serve as chaperones with private tour companies....

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016
VIDEO: Hawaii Board of Education Meeting Dec 20, 2016
By Video @ 9:44 AM :: 615 Views :: Education K-12

Board approves timeline for Investigative Committee into the search for a new superintendent....

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Report Compares Hawaii Head Start Programs to National Averages
By News Release @ 11:47 PM :: 622 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii Head Start enrolled 3,167 children during the 2014-2015 program year----about 10 percent of the state’s low-income children under age 5....

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Report: Hawaii charter school academic performance ‘mixed’
By News Release @ 6:37 PM :: 634 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

Charter-wide averages in achievement and growth in English Language Arts, math and science continue to be slightly below the statewide average. However, in college readiness measures charter schools outperform the state....

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Saturday, December 10, 2016
Top HS Teams Face Off in Hawaii LifeSmarts State Competition
By News Release @ 10:33 AM :: 483 Views :: Education K-12

The top four teams are from Maryknoll, Pearl City, Roosevelt and Waiakea high schools....

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Wednesday, December 07, 2016
BoE Approves Amended Strategic Plan
By Andrew Walden @ 12:17 AM :: 794 Views :: Education K-12

...HSTA Asks BoE to Reject Plan....

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Monday, December 05, 2016
Meet Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Pick for Education Secretary
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:15 PM :: 634 Views :: Education K-12

...She does not support Common Core “period.”....

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Annual Stop Flu at School Vaccination Program
By News Release @ 1:14 AM :: 499 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

Completed Vaccination Consent Forms due to Schools by December 16....

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Ancient Astronomy in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:13 AM :: 1047 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii History, OHA

There were two important tasks that drew on ancient Hawaiians’ understanding of space and time....

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Thursday, October 27, 2016
BoE Moves to Dump Matayoshi
By News Release @ 2:27 AM :: 1546 Views :: Education K-12

...The HSTA put Ige in office.  In return he is going to get rid of Matayoshi and the tests....

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Thursday, October 27, 2016
Hawaii fourth and eighth graders show improvement in science
By News Release @ 1:23 AM :: 507 Views :: Education K-12

...2015 Science assessment by the National Assessment Governing Board and the National Center for Education Statistics....

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
DoE to Tax New Housing from Kalihi to Ala Moana?
By News Release @ 11:11 PM :: 1724 Views :: Education K-12, Development, Taxes

...Public Hearings November 2 and 3, 2016....

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Fewer DoE Students Require Remedial Instruction in College
By News Release @ 11:10 PM :: 1127 Views :: Education K-12, Higher Education

...remediation rates (retaking high-school-level coursework) among students attending the University of Hawaii System are down 8 points in math and 6 points in English in three years....

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Profitable: $22M Funneled to ‘Nonprofit’ Tied to OHA Chair
By Video @ 6:37 PM :: 1566 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

...OHA Chair’s Charter School Gets Seven Times More Than All Other Charters Combined....

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Ige Appoints Darrel Galera to BoE
By News Release @ 4:30 AM :: 744 Views :: Education K-12

Galera replaces Jim Williams who resigned from the board last month....

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Thursday, October 13, 2016
Rep. McDermott Files a Class Action Lawsuit on behalf of Campbell HS Children
By News Release @ 6:58 PM :: 1164 Views :: Education K-12

...pushed to brink by the lack of urgency, inattention, and lethargic attitude of the named government officials....

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Kapolei & Pearl City HS advance to 2017 VEX World Robotics Championship
By News Release @ 12:00 AM :: 811 Views :: Education K-12

Eighty-eight student robotic teams from Hawaii, California, China, and Taiwan participated in the fast-paced and fiercely competitive event....

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Saturday, October 08, 2016
OHA Chair’s Charter School Gets Seven Times More Than All Other Charters Combined
By Selected News Articles @ 2:24 PM :: 1544 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

Politically Connected Board Members....

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Thursday, October 06, 2016
DoE HS Absenteeism 19% -- only 39% of 11th Grade Students Meet Benchmark
By News Release @ 3:10 AM :: 745 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

"We will be taking a close look at our highest achieving schools and determine best practices that can be implemented in schools that need supports."

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Wednesday, October 05, 2016
DoE Touts Improvement in ‘Smarter Balanced’ Test Results
By News Release @ 1:44 AM :: 1090 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...51 percent of students tested met or exceeded the achievement standard in ELA, up three percentage points from the previous year....

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Friday, September 30, 2016
Full Text: School Board Member Resigns--Says Governor Violates Federal Law
By Selected News Articles @ 5:05 AM :: 1645 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government

...you have circumvented the Constitution and laws of our state by appointing your so-called “Governor’s ESSA team.”....

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Monday, September 26, 2016
HIDOE Students Outpace Nation in AP Exam Gains
By News Release @ 10:11 PM :: 716 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...gains on the Advanced Placement Program Exams over the year prior....

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Monday, September 26, 2016
Survey: Hawaii Worst State for Teachers
By Selected News Articles @ 9:33 PM :: 921 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...job pressures, low pay and lack of mobility force many teachers to quit soon after they start....

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Sunday, September 25, 2016
Cool Schools: 180 Volunteers at Campbell HS, Ewa Beach ES
By News Release @ 5:02 AM :: 688 Views :: Education K-12

At Ewa Beach Elementary School the crew installed 3,500 LED bulbs to increase energy efficiency....

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Friday, September 16, 2016
Understanding Hawaii Teacher Shortages
By News Release @ 4:42 AM :: 1122 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

A State-by-State Analysis of the Factors Influencing Teacher Supply, Demand, and Equity....

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
AskMeFirst#—Open women’s facilities to men? Women Speak Out
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 4:21 AM :: 908 Views :: Education K-12, Family

“Ask Me First” is a campaign to draw attention to the stories of women and children....

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Thursday, September 08, 2016
2016-2017 LifeSmarts Hawaii Competition
By News Release @ 6:11 PM :: 718 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 :: 719 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 :: 2684 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 :: 792 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 :: 1170 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 :: 801 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 :: 777 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 :: 749 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 :: 1240 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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