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Sunday, September 3, 2023
Another Big Pay Hike for DoE Employees
By News Release @ 2:22 AM :: 2124 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... increase pay for educational assistants and vice principals in Hawai‘i public schools ....

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Thursday, August 31, 2023
While Fighting Against Female Lockerrooms in Hawaii Schools, Hawaii AG Files Brief for Title IX Trannies
By News Release @ 3:02 AM :: 1782 Views :: Education K-12

... LGTBQ+ students have been filing legal challenges to the religious exemption ....

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Sunday, August 20, 2023
Whether DOE Should Have a Monopoly on Our Kids
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:06 AM :: 1809 Views :: Education K-12

... not all of it has been peachy ....

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Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Molokai Principal Gets Nepotism Exception
By News Release @ 3:07 AM :: 2347 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

... Only one candidate applied ....

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Saturday, August 5, 2023
DoE Teacher vacancies drop
By News Release @ 2:36 PM :: 2452 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... DoE reports a significant decrease in the number of teacher vacancies this school year – roughly 340 – compared to more than 1,000 vacancies at the start of last school year ....

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Saturday, August 5, 2023
DoE Short 200 Bus Drivers
By News Release @ 4:52 AM :: 2318 Views :: Education K-12

... All available school bus drivers are being assigned to cover federally mandated special education transportation services and prioritize the transportation of elementary and middle school students ....

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Sunday, July 30, 2023
Getting Kids to School in Kihei
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 2468 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

... In early 2020, when DoE approached Maui County for permits, it said that the design of the pedestrian overpass was already started and projected for it to be built in 2022 and 2023 ....

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Thursday, July 27, 2023
DoH, UH Scheme to Hide Your Children's Sex Change Surgery from You
By Selected News Articles @ 9:01 PM :: 3314 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care, Higher Education

..."minors 14 years of age or older" can "consent to outpatient mental health services without the consent, knowledge or participation of their parents or legal guardians, upon consultation and agreement of their licensed therapist."....

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Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Lack of Drivers: No Buses for 14 Schools on Oahu, Kauai
By News Release @ 3:22 AM :: 2476 Views :: Honolulu County, Kauai County, Education K-12

... The continuing shortage of qualified school bus drivers statewide will suspend bus transportation services at ten of Oʻahu’s 24 high schools and four schools on Kauaʻi when the new school year begins ....

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Monday, July 24, 2023
OIP Issues Four New Opinions
By News Release @ 5:06 PM :: 2627 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

... OIP also found, sua sponte, that the PCSC executive session minutes did not convey a true reflection of the matters discussed at the meeting ....

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Thursday, July 20, 2023
DoE Wins Fire Alarm Lawsuit
By News Release @ 3:51 AM :: 1967 Views :: Education K-12

... relating to the installation of fire alarm systems at eight public schools ....

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Sunday, July 16, 2023
How Not to Cool the Schools
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 2236 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

... facilities geniuses at our DOE came up with the idea ....

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Thursday, July 13, 2023
Charter School Defeats 'Strip Search' Lawsuit
By News Release @ 2:47 PM :: 1520 Views :: Education K-12

... grant of summary judgment means that the defendants won the lawsuit without the need for a trial ....

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Saturday, July 8, 2023
HSTA Flies 98 to Florida Rally for Transsexual Agenda
By News Release @ 1:34 PM :: 2140 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Labor

... transsexual recruitment must not be opposed ....

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Wednesday, July 5, 2023
Green hopes housing will alleviate teacher shortage
By Selected News Articles @ 12:00 AM :: 1622 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Cost of Living

... Senate Bill 941 allows the School Facilities Authority to join with public and private agencies in developing off or on-campus housing for teachers and other staff ....

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Saturday, July 1, 2023
Learning for their Future: 127,000 Hawaii Keiki Given EBT Cards
By News Release @ 3:52 PM :: 1717 Views :: Education K-12, Family

... DHS provided more than 127,000 eligible children with $328 million in food assistance support ....

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Saturday, June 17, 2023
What you need to know about property taxes in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:57 PM :: 2731 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... Hawaii property tax rates thus can be low because the counties that assess and collect them do not have to cover the cost of public schools ....

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Tuesday, June 13, 2023
Hawaii children strained under tight economic conditions, report says
By Selected News Articles @ 11:08 PM :: 2110 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii ranks 44th in the nation for children’s economic well-being, seventh lowest in the nation, according to a report released Tuesday ....

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Wednesday, June 7, 2023
SB975: Green Signs Tax Increase on Vaping Products
By Selected News Articles @ 1:08 PM :: 2634 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes, Drugs

... SB975, now Act 62, establishes the offense of unlawful shipment of tobacco products ....

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Sunday, June 4, 2023
Hawaii’s Shadow Budget
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 2162 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Hawaii State Government

“...ready, fire, aim....”

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Saturday, June 3, 2023
Green Replaces Board of Education Chair
By News Release @ 4:48 AM :: 1885 Views :: Education K-12

... Warren Haruki, who recently retired from several executive positions, has been appointed to serve as the new board chair ....

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Thursday, May 25, 2023
Surgeon General Warning: Social Media a profound risk to mental health of children
By News Release @ 3:12 AM :: 2129 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

"... urgently take action to create safe and healthy digital environments that minimize harm and safeguard children’s and adolescents’ mental health ...."

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Wednesday, May 17, 2023
“Aloha Always WINS!” Children’s Program & Book Fights Bullying in over 300 Hawaii schools
By News Release @ 2:23 PM :: 2142 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Life

... “Choose Aloha” Program teaches keiki to choose love not hate, bullying, self-harm or suicidal ideation ....

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Monday, May 15, 2023
Study Links Hawaii JROTC to positive education and career outcomes
By News Release @ 4:33 PM :: 2108 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Military

... cadets who participated in all four years of the program are more likely to graduate, have higher rates of attendance and lower rates of suspension ....

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Friday, May 12, 2023
Hawaii DoE Legislative Wrap-up
By News Release @ 5:31 PM :: 2061 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government

... The Department had a successful legislative session, with five out of the seven administrative bills we advocated for being passed ....

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Sunday, May 7, 2023
First-ever National LifeSmarts Championship for Hawaiʻi
By News Release @ 9:22 PM :: 1928 Views :: Education K-12

... A team of high school students from Maryknoll School were crowned as 2023 champions at the National LifeSmarts Championship on Sunday, April 30, in Cincinnati, Ohio ....

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Friday, May 5, 2023
HB600: Safe Routes to School
By News Release @ 5:41 PM :: 2137 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government

... empower the State, county, schools, and community members to directly collaborate on efforts to make streets safer ....

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Thursday, April 27, 2023
HSTA Contract Ratified--14.5% raise
By News Release @ 2:52 AM :: 4463 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... Ninety-two percent of the nearly 7,000 valid ballots cast approved the contract ....

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Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Ethics: Charter School Commission Exec Funneled Money to his Pet Nonprofits
By News Release @ 4:46 AM :: 2980 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

... Thompson admitted he violated the Conflicts of Interests law on fifteen occasions. He further admitted that he violated the Financial Disclosure law by failing to disclose his positions on the boards ....

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Sunday, April 16, 2023
It Isn’t Over Until It’s Over
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 2593 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Tax Credits

... In the meantime, lawmakers have been figuring out how to bypass conventional learning about when a bill is dead. Here is one example ....

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Tuesday, April 11, 2023
DoH Releases Hawai‘i Youth Risk Behavior Survey
By News Release @ 5:49 PM :: 2601 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care, Drugs

... Topics covered in the survey include unintentional injuries and violence; tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use; sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy; protective factors; mental health and suicide; dietary behaviors; and physical activity ....

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Sunday, April 2, 2023
Charter School Corruption: Ten Years Later Felony Theft Whittled Down to Almost Nothing
By News Release @ 8:07 PM :: 2815 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

... At one point, the school had racked up more than $400,000 in debt with $100,000 in undocumented expenses such as $12,000 for healing oils and acupuncture ....

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Saturday, April 1, 2023
Judge dismisses parts of lawsuit over arrest of 10-year-old girl
By Court House News @ 2:03 PM :: 4818 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Police

... Trial for the case has been scheduled for February 2024 ....

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Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Lawmakers broaden educator housing eligibility to all school employees
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1781 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... The committees approved $185 million in total to finance the teacher housing projects at or near three schools ....

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Monday, March 27, 2023
Class of 2023 high school graduation ceremonies scheduled
By News Release @ 3:51 PM :: 2576 Views :: Education K-12

... there are currently no planned health and safety restrictions for this year's graduation ceremonies ....

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Saturday, March 25, 2023
VIDEO -- See For Yourself: Rep Pierick at Ewa Int School
By Video @ 3:04 AM :: 3558 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment, Republican Party

... Here is what happens if you even slightly question the gay agenda for children ....

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Wednesday, March 22, 2023
COVID Closures Hit DoE College Readiness Indicators
By News Release @ 10:41 PM :: 1643 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... The CCRI report shows how the pandemic affected the class of 2022’s college enrollment and more ....

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Wednesday, March 22, 2023
DoE Seeks Comment on Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act Application
By News Release @ 10:20 PM :: 1763 Views :: Education K-12

... comments will be accepted until May 4, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. ....

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Monday, March 20, 2023
UH Mānoa Student vs Hawaii DoE in Title IX Lawsuit
By Selected News Articles @ 10:15 PM :: 2064 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

... Title IX is a federal civil rights law passed 50 years ago that Hawaii DoE still doesn't obey ....

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Sunday, March 19, 2023
Sneaky One Day Notice to Comment--Will Next KSBE Trustee be a Tax Credit Schemer or a CNHA Operative?
By News Release @ 1:38 PM :: 6229 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Land Use

... surprise--you've got less than 24 hours to comment on KSBE Trustee selection  ....

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Friday, February 24, 2023
Hilo Complex DoE Manager Arrested for P-Card Theft
By News Release @ 9:46 PM :: 2526 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

... Karie Luana Klein, a former Hawaiʻi Department of Education complex area business manager, was arrested after being charged with three felony theft counts ....

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Wednesday, February 22, 2023
HSTA: Our LGBTQ Students are 'Lovable'--Raise Money for Sex-Change Clinic
By News Release @ 4:26 PM :: 2189 Views :: Education K-12

... 'Ilima Int was where alleged child molester and gay socialist activist Alden Bunag was teaching 2016-17 ....

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Saturday, February 18, 2023
Abraham Lincoln Abolished Slavery in Hawaii too
By Andrew Walden @ 4:13 AM :: 3467 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii History

... Abraham Lincoln freed Hawaii plantation laborers from indentured servitude--in 1900--35 years after he was assassinated.  How?  Keep reading ....

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Thursday, February 16, 2023
Hawaii ACT Scores 10th-Worst in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:17 PM :: 1719 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... tied with Arkansas ....

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Sunday, February 12, 2023
Audit: Why did DoE Give DoT $16M for Useless Kihei Roundabout?
By News Release @ 6:54 PM :: 1494 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Ethics

... a financial audit of the DOE to help determine how the $16 million was transferred to DOT and where this money came from ....

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Saturday, February 11, 2023
Hawaii VEX IQ Championships qualifies 18 robotics teams for World event in Dallas, TX
By News Release @ 7:22 PM :: 1587 Views :: Education K-12

... Hawaii VEX IQ Robotics Elementary and Middle School State Championships qualified 18 out of 67 Hawaii VEX robotics teams that will advance to the 2023 VEX Robotics World Championships ....

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Friday, February 3, 2023
BoE Approves Another Worthless 'Strategic Plan'
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 1248 Views :: Education K-12

... the strategic plan includes the mission, vision, core values, priorities, goals, and the desired outcomes for Hawaii’s K-12 public education system ....

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Thursday, February 2, 2023
VIDEO: FBI Raids Home of former Punahou Basketball Coach
By Andrew Walden @ 2:12 PM :: 2534 Views :: Education K-12

... Clad only in white shorts, Yuen, a former Punahou coach accused by numerous female athletes--but never charged--was cuffed and soon whisked away in an unmarked vehicle ....

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Friday, January 20, 2023
DoE Names Four New Complex Superintendents
By News Release @ 1:42 AM :: 1667 Views :: Education K-12

... to oversee the schools in the Baldwin-Kekaulike-Kūlanihāko‘i-Maui, Castle-Kahuku, Ka‘ū-Kea‘au-Pāhoa, and Pearl City-Waipahu complex areas ....

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Hawaii Families Seek to Boost Awareness of K-12 Options During School Choice Week
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 1245 Views :: Education K-12

... Hawaii celebrates educational options and quality education during the annual School Choice Week ....

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