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Thursday, April 20, 2017
Hawaii Officially Proclaims Children of Fallen Patriots Day
By News Release @ 6:52 PM :: 388 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Military

...Governor of Hawaii, David Ige, has officially proclaimed May 13th as Children of Fallen Patriots Day....

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Accountability? DoE Releases ESSA Plan
By News Release @ 6:09 PM :: 387 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

The 30-day public comment period begins today, Tuesday, April 18, and will run through Thursday, May 18, 2017....

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Saturday, April 15, 2017
Connect to Careers: Preparing next generation of Hawaii workforce
By News Release @ 3:19 AM :: 565 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...business and education partners including the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) and the Hawaii Carpenters Apprenticeship and Training Fund....

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Thursday, March 30, 2017
Micronesian students head to International Robotics Competition
By News Release @ 5:10 AM :: 697 Views :: Education K-12, National News

The famously traditional Island of Stone Money is sending top students to a high tech global robotics competition....

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Sunday, March 26, 2017
Yes, Toto, Tourists Also Pay Real Property Tax
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 890 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes

...this study appeared to be an outgrowth of a move by our teachers’ union....

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Supreme Court: IDEA Requires ‘Ambitious’ Education Plan for Disabled Children
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 777 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

Maybe the Hawaii DoE will stop suing disabled children now?

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
College Readiness: How Did Your School Do?
By News Release @ 2:32 AM :: 794 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...College and Career Readiness Indicators Report (CCRI) for the Class of 2016....

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Statewide 2017 HS Graduation Dates
By News Release @ 2:23 AM :: 849 Views :: Education K-12
The Hawaii State Department of Education announced its 2017 graduation dates for public and charter schools statewide....
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Sunday, March 19, 2017
A Constitutional Amendment for Education Wars, Part 2
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 1011 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...two bills are moving through the legislature on this subject....

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017
UPDATE: Galera Quits, BoE Resumes Search for Superintendent
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 1389 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

“The Search Committee appreciates the forthright statements of a public that is unafraid to speak up and who is passionate about the education of our students...."

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Sunday, March 12, 2017
A Constitutional Amendment for Education Wars
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 822 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes

The "shall make sufficient sums available" language is used in one more place in our constitution. It's in Article XII, Section 1, relating to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands....

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Friday, March 10, 2017
DBEDT Report Designed to Help HSTA Write Slush Fund into Constitution?
By News Release @ 6:21 PM :: 843 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

DBEDT is measuring dollars not taxpayers. One out-of-state owner of a shopping mall, golf course, or hotel equals 1000s of individual local homeowners....

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Friday, March 10, 2017
Integrity: Castle Foundation Refusing to Pay for ‘Unfair’ DoE Superintendent Search
By News Release @ 2:38 AM :: 843 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

“Recent developments led the Foundation to have deep concerns that one candidate may have an unfair advantage over other applicants."

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Thursday, March 09, 2017
“Second home” tax may put affordable homes out of reach
By Selected News Articles @ 10:23 PM :: 758 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...this policy likely would backfire and make all housing in the islands more expensive....

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Monday, March 06, 2017
Darrel Galera Resigns BoE so Ige Can Appoint Him Superintendent
By News Release @ 8:00 PM :: 827 Views :: Education K-12

...Ige appointed Galera to the BOE in October 2016. Galera has also served as the chairperson for the Governor’s ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) Team since its inception in April 2016....

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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 :: 1006 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 :: 1279 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 :: 820 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 :: 1004 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 :: 1627 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 :: 1394 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 :: 847 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 :: 1728 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 :: 706 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 :: 752 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 :: 566 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 :: 552 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 :: 849 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 :: 671 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 :: 736 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 :: 828 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 :: 820 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 :: 843 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 :: 854 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 :: 661 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 :: 1028 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 :: 833 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 :: 713 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 :: 1359 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 :: 1815 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 :: 685 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 :: 1978 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 :: 1394 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 :: 1823 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 :: 974 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 :: 1382 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 :: 1040 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 :: 1837 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 :: 927 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 :: 1290 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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