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Thursday, December 6, 2018
Title IX Lawsuit: ACLU Sues over Lack of Female Athletic Facilities at DoE Schools
By News Release @ 1:15 PM :: 8376 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...14 DOE high schools “do not have separate athletic locker facilities for girls, even when boys in those same schools do have such access.” ....

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
DoE Announces New Scheme to Extract CIP Money from Legislature
By News Release @ 11:23 PM :: 4038 Views :: Education K-12

...HIDOE is redesigning its facilities maintenance program to align the Department’s strategic focus....

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Saturday, November 17, 2018
Thousands of HSTA Members Could be Targeted by New Anti-Bullying Policy
By Selected News Articles @ 5:31 PM :: 6335 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...5,270 students were bullied or harassed again after school officials were made aware of their initial incident....

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Thursday, November 8, 2018
Teachers Union: Push Sovereignty Movement in Classrooms
By Andrew Walden @ 3:35 PM :: 6548 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii History, Labor

...Sovereignty flows from the will of the people.  The people’s will is statehood.  But the teacher’s union is pushing the rhetoric of an internationally-known anti-Semite to change your child's mind....

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Friday, November 2, 2018
Lower cost of living to help teachers, everyone
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:50 PM :: 5462 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Cost of Living

...lower state and county taxes, reduce government regulations, allow more housing to be built, update the federal Jones Act and narrow the scope of occupational licensure....

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Friday, November 2, 2018
​Hawaii DoE: 10% of Students Consider Suicide Each Year
By News Release @ 1:36 AM :: 7214 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

...Hawaii students tried to take their own lives at a higher rate than their peers across the country....

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Friday, October 26, 2018
A victory to savor, but core issue remains
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:35 PM :: 4777 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...It’s time to open a real dialogue in our state and work together to find real and lasting solutions for education....

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Friday, October 26, 2018
DoE Touts AP Exam Results
By News Release @ 4:16 PM :: 4411 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...More HIDOE students are both taking and passing Advanced Placement Exams....

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
ACT Scores Released: Hawaii 4th Lowest in USA
By News Release @ 4:48 AM :: 4513 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Only Nevada, Mississippi, and South Carolina are lower....

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Affordable Hawaii Coalition: We Will Continue After Victory
By News Release @ 2:31 AM :: 4694 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...The executive committee voted unanimously to continue its commitment to address issues of concern to the people of Hawaii, starting with public education....

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Monday, October 22, 2018
DoE Antique Mainframe Crashes--Vendors Still Waiting 3 weeks Later
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 5347 Views :: Education K-12, Small Business

...The DOE’s Financial Management System, which dates to the 1990s and is used to process purchase orders and payments, went out of service during an Oct. 6 upgrade....

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Saturday, October 20, 2018
HSTA Property Tax: Two Wolves Fight Over Dinner
By Robert Thomas @ 2:12 AM :: 6796 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Labor, Taxes

...the lambs (the voters and taxpayers) didn't have much of a say as usual, and portions of the arguments revealed what these folks think about the intelligence of the average Hawaii voter....

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Saturday, October 20, 2018
ConAm: Supreme Court Strikes Down HSTA Poison Pill
By Andrew Walden @ 1:03 AM :: 7524 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes

...HSTA members should note that their leadership has been played for the fools that they are....

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Friday, October 19, 2018
More taxes won’t cure our ills
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:18 PM :: 4272 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...even a Hawaii Supreme Court Justice isn’t sure who is supposed to pay....

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Video: Hawaii AG Tells Supreme Court 'Vote No' on HSTA Property Tax
By Andrew Walden @ 5:18 PM :: 8717 Views :: Education K-12, Judiciary, Labor, Taxes

... There was laughter heard from the audience ....

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Bogus Study Debunked: Hawaii Teacher Salaries Above Average
By Selected News Articles @ 3:25 PM :: 8177 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...With one statewide district, Hawaii ranks 51st for 'opportunity and competition'....

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Why ConAm Will Hurt Teachers and Keiki
By Video @ 4:16 AM :: 6565 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes, Cost of Living

...law professor Randall Roth and entrepreneur Stanley Lau are leading a community movement that says the measure will actually hurt teachers and our school children....

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Monday, October 15, 2018
Gay Bullying Policy: DoE Sets Public Hearings
By News Release @ 9:14 PM :: 8122 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Family, First Amendment, Labor

...a new section titled Chapter 89 Civil Rights Policy and Complaint Procedures for Student(s) Complaints against Adult(s)....

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Sunday, October 7, 2018
Guess Which Agency May Be Forgoing Millions in Federal Dollars?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 5100 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Taxes

...It is very tempting for a DOE administrator to think, “There’s no benefit for us if we do all this work because the Legislature needs to fund us anyway...."

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Friday, October 5, 2018
Supreme Court to Hear Counties’ Challenge to HSTA Rent tax
By News Release @ 2:44 PM :: 4819 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...The Hawai‘i Supreme Court has scheduled oral argument on the proposed constitutional amendment on Thursday, October 18 at 8:45 a.m. at Aliʻiōlani Hale....

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Thursday, October 4, 2018
Tax Hike on Renters? HSTA Trots out old Front Groups
By News Release @ 8:52 PM :: 5591 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes

...Parents for Public Schools of Hawaii was Founded in 2009 when Hawaii public schools were closed for 17 “Furlough Fridays”....

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Thursday, October 4, 2018
Constitutional Amendment Ballot Measure Will Raise Cost of Living -- Funds may not go to Public Education
By News Release @ 6:38 PM :: 7230 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes, Cost of Living

...Those opposed to the constitutional amendment attending the news conference today stood outside a modest, family-owned walk-up apartment on Date Street, valued at approximately $1.5 million, to draw attention to the type of investment properties that would be impacted by the new tax....

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018
HSTA Operatives Set School Protest in Push to Tax Renters
By News Release @ 3:40 AM :: 5449 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes

...Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 7 to 8 a.m....

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Sunday, September 30, 2018
Guess Which Agency Can Impose State Tax?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 7159 Views :: Education K-12, Development, Taxes, Cost of Living

...This law, which we have discussed before, recently has been used to create a “school impact district” that goes from Kalihi to Ala Moana.... 

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Saturday, September 29, 2018
HSTA Rent Tax: 14 Groups Support Counties Appeal to Supreme Court
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:36 PM :: 4737 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...The Tax Foundation of Hawaii, a nonprofit taxpayer watchdog organization, together with 14 other organizations, businesses, and individuals, submitted a court filing supporting the Counties’ request that the Hawaii Supreme Court void the ballot measure for school funds....

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
DoH Report on Underage Transsexuals Makes no Mention of the Child Molesters who Victimize Them
By Andrew Walden @ 9:47 PM :: 7055 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...The term “hate crime” comes up six times in the report but the phrase “child molestation” never appears....

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
'Education Tax' -- $21K per House
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:52 PM :: 5347 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...A proposed state “surcharge” on “investment real property” to fund public education could result in county property taxes statewide going up by an average of $21,005....

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Monday, September 24, 2018
Report Ties Hawaii Youth Suicide Rate to HSTA Grab for HGEA Positions
By Andrew Walden @ 7:01 PM :: 151623 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Health Care, Labor

"...Behavioral Specialists described an alarming frequency of significantly dangerous behaviors exhibited by a number of students, including suicide attempts that were nearly fatal...." 

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Monday, September 24, 2018
No way new tax won’t cost us
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:57 PM :: 4635 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...advocates of the so-called education tax have been strangely quiet about how much it will be....

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Sunday, September 23, 2018
Say It’s a Tax!
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 5325 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Taxes

...the ballot question doesn’t say anything at all about tax.  Does that make the ballot question misleading or deceptive?....  

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Saturday, September 22, 2018
Strive HI -- How Did Your School Do?
By News Release @ 12:05 AM :: 4323 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...click any school to see test results....

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Friday, September 21, 2018
Bullying App to Bring Students into DoE Faculty-Administration Retaliation System?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:33 PM :: 4123 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...New app will allow Hawaii students to anonymously report bullying....

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Friday, September 14, 2018
VIDEO: 'Problematic' HSTA Rental Tax
By Video @ 5:40 PM :: 7051 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12, Labor, Taxes

...Two public forums have been set to help educate voters....

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Constitutional Amendment: Support for Public Education or Misguided Public Policy?
By Video @ 3:02 AM :: 6107 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Cost of Living

...Stanley Lau who is the chair of the Affordable Coalition PAC which was formed to oppose the passage in the upcoming General Election of a constitutional amendment authorizing the State to tax investment property....

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Friday, September 7, 2018
‘Education tax’ a Pandora's box
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:26 PM :: 5698 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes

...The best laid plans, we are told, often go awry ... “Especially when it comes to politicians counting on revenue from tax hikes.”....

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Friday, September 7, 2018
States with the Biggest Bullying Problems
By Selected News Articles @ 1:10 PM :: 4540 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii ranks 27th ....

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018
HSTA Rental Tax: Expedited Hearing for Counties Lawsuit
By News Release @ 10:48 PM :: 6995 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Office of Elections, Taxes

...After amended complaints were filed, the state Office of Elections said the ballot will not have a title....

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Pearl City: Lowest Percentage of Families with Small Children in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:48 AM :: 6271 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Hawaii Statistics

...Pearl City also has the 2nd lowest divorce rate and the 3rd-lowest percentage of families in poverty....  

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Saturday, September 1, 2018
State tax first of many?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:13 AM :: 5717 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes

...In Hawaii, we are now looking at one of the most popular of all tax solutions: passing the costs to a nebulous “other.”....

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Friday, August 31, 2018
DoE: 87% of Student Enrollment Growth Comes at Charter Schools
By News Release @ 12:19 AM :: 4263 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...This year, Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) schools enrolled 168,152 students (up 57 from last year) and charter schools enrolled 11,546 students (up 386 from last year)....

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
DoE to Impose Multi-Million Dollar Housing Tax Kalihi to Ala Moana Starting October 1
By News Release @ 1:11 AM :: 7399 Views :: Education K-12, Development, Taxes

...To date, HIDOE has collected a combined $4.7 million in school impact fees in Leeward Oahu, West Maui and Central Maui....

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Register Now for Hawaii LifeSmarts Competition
By News Release @ 1:04 AM :: 3535 Views :: Education K-12

...LifeSmarts is a free, national educational program that teaches students critical life skills in five key areas: Personal Finance, Consumer Rights & Responsibilities, Health & Safety, the Environment, and Technology through online quizzes and in-person competitions....

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Hawaii Ranks 25th -- States with the Most Underprivileged Children
By Selected News Articles @ 12:59 PM :: 5735 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii ranks 10th-worst for education....

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Monday, July 30, 2018
Hawaii DoE: 2nd-Lowest ACT Scores in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:23 PM :: 4740 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...2018’s States with the Best & Worst School Systems....

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Saturday, July 21, 2018
Board of Education approves new state and complex area leadership appointments
By News Release @ 1:35 AM :: 4633 Views :: Education K-12

...as recommended by Schools Superintendent Dr. Christina M. Kishimoto....

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Friday, July 20, 2018
2003: Ed Case Tries to Shut Down Parents of Disabled Students
By Selected News Articles @ 2:40 PM :: 5445 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...Case's amendment was fiendishly clever. If it had become part of the re-authorization of the IDEA, it would have neutered not only the Felix Consent Decree and given the finger to Judge David Ezra, but would have stripped families nationwide of their ability to protect students’ rights....

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Thursday, July 19, 2018
States with the Most At-Risk Youth--Hawaii 31st
By Selected News Articles @ 1:58 AM :: 4173 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 14 key indicators of youth risk....

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Hawaii federal special education profile updated
By News Release @ 2:23 AM :: 4121 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has created a profile for Hawaii....

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Kau Charter School Shuttered Amid Criminal Investigation
By News Release @ 2:43 AM :: 8093 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12, Ethics

...Big Island police have subpoenaed all of the school’s computers, financial records and student records....

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Sunday, July 8, 2018
Hawaii 11th Most Efficient Education System--When Cost of Living Taken into Account
By Selected News Articles @ 4:10 PM :: 5105 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...Education narrative favoring wealthier, whiter states was just proven wrong....

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