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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 :: 1248 Views :: Education K-12

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

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Saturday, January 14, 2023
Kihei: Opening of Kūlanihākoʻi High School campus delayed
By News Release @ 2:34 AM :: 1705 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

... DoE only had 10 years notice of the need to build a grade-separated pedestrian crossing ....

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Sunday, January 8, 2023
Green tells HSTA he will propose new $500 teacher tax credit
By News Release @ 7:56 PM :: 1772 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... because HSTA didn't get two paid days vacation from their vacation .... 

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Saturday, January 7, 2023
Hawaii AG Asks Court to Allow Sex-Change 'Education' of 3rd-Graders
By News Release @ 6:48 PM :: 2284 Views :: Education K-12, Family

... The Florida Parental Rights in Education Act, commonly known as the Don't Say Gay act prohibits public schools from giving "classroom instruction" on sexual orientation or gender identity from kindergarten through to third grade ....

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Saturday, January 7, 2023
Hawaii Grade 'C' on Low Income School Funding Fairness
By News Release @ 6:30 PM :: 1615 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... Because of persistent funding inadequacies and inequities, many schools, especially those serving low-income communities, were not equipped to educate students ....

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Thursday, December 29, 2022
Hawaii:  Long, expensive road for government permission to work
By Selected News Articles @ 5:31 PM :: 2224 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Small Business

... spend nearly three times as long on educational requirements and be faced with shelling out twice as much in associated fees ....

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Hawaii Gender Gap #2 in USA--Failing Boys Account for All of DoE Shortfall
By Selected News Articles @ 8:47 PM :: 3292 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii English test scores relative to US average: Female: 0.07 grades above US average -- Male: 1.04 grades below US average ....

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Saturday, December 17, 2022
BoE Approves Three New Assistant Superintendents
By News Release @ 5:44 PM :: 2153 Views :: Education K-12

... three to get top three just in time for Christmas ....

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Monday, December 5, 2022
Ethics Comm Dings Teacher for Accepting $16K
By News Release @ 1:29 AM :: 2200 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

... making it difficult to ensure that state employees are not accepting cash payments from improper sources  ....

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Sunday, December 4, 2022
Want to Fight Corruption?  Follow the Money
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 2859 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

... We, as taxpayers who are supplying the money, have the right to see where it goes. In real time, not several years later as seen in one nonprofit’s recent fight with the Department of Education ....

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Saturday, November 19, 2022
Hawaii's public school enrollment decreased during the pandemic
By Selected News Articles @ 3:18 AM :: 1865 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Hawaii public schools saw enrollment drop by 4.75% from 2019 to 2022. Meanwhile, charter schools experienced a 1.85% enrollment increase ....

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Saturday, October 29, 2022
​Former JROTC Instructor Receives 168 Months in Prison for Sexual Exploitation of Student
By News Release @ 5:03 AM :: 2073 Views :: Kauai County, Education K-12, Military

... United States District Judge Jill A. Otake today sentenced Victor Aguilar, 66, of Kauai, Hawaii to 168 months of imprisonment ....

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Monday, October 24, 2022
Fake it to Make it: The whole DoE gets shut down and test scores don’t drop
By News Release @ 4:15 PM :: 3247 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... The worst performing students are now chronically absentee, so we aren't testing them.  So these 'steady' test numbers actually show that the top DoE students have dropped to the pre-COVID level of the average students ....

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Sunday, October 23, 2022
An Aiona/Tupa'i administration would not support a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for children.
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 8:45 PM :: 2443 Views :: Education K-12, Republican Party, COVID-19

"...I know many parents are concerned that this recommendation can lead to schools mandating it...."

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Thursday, October 20, 2022
Preserves Anti-Hu Honua Majority: Ige Appoints Solar Exec to PUC
By News Release @ 2:56 AM :: 3629 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Hawaii State Government

... ​Yost vs Wakai over Hu Honua ....

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Wednesday, October 19, 2022
'Creating safe spaces for LGBTQ' -- DoE Signs Statewide K-12 Mental Tele-Health Contract
By News Release @ 4:41 AM :: 2461 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

"... LGBTQ+ students should have equitable access to confidential healthcare ...."

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Strive HI--Hawaii Public School Chronic Absenteeism Jumps to 37%, May Account for Improved Test Scores
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 2669 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... The bottom 37% of students are chronically absent, let's see how much their absence improves test scores ....

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Sunday, October 9, 2022
Ethics: How Maile Shimabukuro Illegally Campaigns at Nanakuli School Parade
By News Release @ 3:47 AM :: 3040 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Politicians

... only incumbents get to pass out goodies ....

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Thursday, October 6, 2022
How Social Emotional Learning is used thru Hawai'i DOE
By Brett Kulbis @ 9:43 PM :: 2230 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Republican Party

... SEL is the woke framework to con parents ....

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Honolulu Council Bill 52--Bullying
By News Release @ 5:11 AM :: 1648 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Law Enforcement

... Bill 52, designed to prevent bullying of youths in City programs on City property, prevent retaliation against those who report bullying ....

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Sunday, September 25, 2022
Our Kids Are Going Away
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1941 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Not considering charter schools, enrollment dropped from 168,152 in 2018-19 to 156,518 in 2022-23, and it is projected to decrease further to 148,096 by 2027-28 ....

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Saturday, September 17, 2022
Public Schools Lose 1.9% of Students--But Charter Schools Continue to Grow
By News Release @ 4:01 AM :: 1889 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... families’ leading reason for removing their students from public schools is for relocation to mainland states ....

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Free County Bus Passes Answer to School Bus Driver Shortage
By News Release @ 6:51 PM :: 1441 Views :: Education K-12

... The goal is to increase high school student ridership on county bus services so that underutilized school buses can be reassigned to restore canceled and consolidated routes ....

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Monday, September 12, 2022
School Choice: Hawaii Ranks Dead Last
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:40 PM :: 2152 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii is #41 in overall education freedom. The state ranks last in School Choice but fourth in Regulation ....

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Registration Open for 2022-2023 Hawaii LifeSmarts Competition.
By News Release @ 2:28 PM :: 1250 Views :: Education K-12

... DCCA is pleased to announce the resumption of a full program that includes an in-person, gameshow-style State Competition ....

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Saturday, September 3, 2022
Hawaii BoE Strategic Planning Engagement Survey
By News Release @ 4:49 PM :: 1295 Views :: Education K-12

... part of a comprehensive community engagement process to develop the strategic plan for Hawaii’s public education system ....

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Hawaii Teachers Earn 18.7% More than Average--6th Highest in USA
By News Release @ 4:21 AM :: 2227 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... We compared the average salary of primary and secondary school teachers to the average salary for all jobs in each state .... 

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Sunday, August 28, 2022
Dept. of Education Welcomes Two New $190K Hires
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 2145 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Labor

... in excess of $579,000 once fringe benefits are factored in ....

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Sunday, August 21, 2022
More Cleavage: HSTA Cheers Gay-Friendly Dress Code
By News Release @ 1:31 AM :: 2230 Views :: Education K-12

... “doing the happy dance” ....

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Sunday, August 14, 2022
Honolulu announces free week of fares for TheBus
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 1919 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Rail

... starting August 22 to August 26, 2022. The free fare week is timed with the back-to-school jam ....

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Thursday, August 11, 2022
State Having Hard Time Giving Away Internet Discounts
By News Release @ 6:47 AM :: 1706 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... more than 29,000 households across Hawai‘i are enrolled in the ACP, providing more than $7 million in benefits locally. It is estimated that more than 100,000 Hawai‘i households could qualify ....

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Mental Health Pandemic for Youth
By News Release @ 4:52 AM :: 2236 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... overall child well-being--Hawaii Ranks 22nd ....

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Sunday, August 7, 2022
HSTA Forced to Stop Enrolling Hawaii Teachers in Illegal For-Profit Education Scheme
By Andrew Walden @ 12:45 AM :: 3593 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Higher Education, Labor

... According the a July 18, 2022 letter from the US Department of Education, EGCC was illegally looting Pell Grant money to provide ‘free’ tuition ....

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Early Education: Hawaii Pays the Most Per Pupil
By Selected News Articles @ 9:57 PM :: 1605 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... States with the Best & Worst Early Education Systems ....

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Tuesday, August 2, 2022
FDA: Puberty Blocker Side Effects Include Brain Swelling, Blindness
By Video @ 4:17 PM :: 2341 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

... Tulsi Gabbard Accuses Biden Administration of ‘Dangerously Promoting Child Abuse’ ....

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Thursday, July 14, 2022
DOH: Masking optional in updated school guidance
By Video @ 12:36 PM :: 1717 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... HIDOH provides revised guidance effective Aug. 1 ....

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Friday, July 1, 2022
Governor tells HSTA he will OK $164.5M teacher pay funds
By News Release @ 10:00 PM :: 1659 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

"... Implementation may take time, but HSTA will ensure retroactivity to July 1 ...."

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Monday, June 27, 2022
How Many Anti-Vaxxers at Your School?
By News Release @ 4:35 PM :: 2677 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, COVID-19

... A Map of Regressive Progressives:  School by school data shows anti-vaxxers concentrated in areas known for anti-GMO and anti-Superferry protests ....

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Saturday, June 25, 2022
On 50th Anniversary of Title IX, Hirono Blocks GOP Attempt to Advance Anti-Transgender Legislation
By News Release @ 8:04 PM :: 1470 Views :: Education K-12

... meanwhile ... 9th Circuit Allows Class Action Suit over Lack of Female Locker Rooms in Hawaii DoE Schools ....

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Saturday, June 25, 2022
‘Essentially Erase Women’: Tulsi Gabbard Slams Biden Admin’s Overhaul of Title IX
By Selected News Articles @ 4:28 AM :: 2163 Views :: Education K-12, Family

“...They’re saying that there is no such thing as a woman....”

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Saturday, June 25, 2022
The Hawaiʻi State Public Charter School Commission Approves Two New Charter Schools
By News Release @ 4:03 AM :: 1468 Views :: Education K-12

... The two newly approved schools are Namahana School, which will be located in Kalihiwai on the north side of the island of Kauaʻi, and Kūlia Academy, which will be located in Kalihi on the island of Oʻahu ....

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Thursday, June 23, 2022
S. 2907 Federal 'Truth and Healing Commission' will dig for Bodies at Kamehameha School
By Andrew Walden @ 2:36 PM :: 2513 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii History

... Waihee operative Norma Wong -- kitted out with a spanking new Hawaiian name ‘Kawelokū’ -- was sent, June 22, 2022, to denounce Kamehameha Schools and Lahainaluna School before the Sen Brian Schatz’ Indian Affairs Committee ‘Oversight Hearing on Indian Boarding Schools' ....

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Thursday, June 23, 2022
Oahu Schoolteacher Detained on Charge of Sexually Exploiting Minor Student
By News Release @ 5:29 AM :: 2115 Views :: Education K-12, Law Enforcement

... Individuals with information, or those who believe they are a victim, are urged to immediately contact the Honolulu FBI at (808) 673-2705 or BunagInvestigation@fbi.gov ....

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Thursday, June 9, 2022
Transsexualize Your Child: Hawaii Teachers Union Publishes Toolkit
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 2631 Views :: Education K-12, Family

... all the ways HSTA is working to recruit your son ....

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Thursday, June 9, 2022
Hawai‘i Youth Challenge Academy Graduates 83 Students
By News Release @ 5:41 PM :: 1443 Views :: Education K-12, Military

... the program’s first graduating class in Hawai‘i to graduate with a 100% post-program employment rate, and official accreditation status ....

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Racial Equality in Education -- Hawaii Ranks 11th
By Selected News Articles @ 9:08 PM :: 1346 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... data compares the difference between white and black Americans in areas such as high school and college degrees, test scores and graduation rates ....

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Saturday, June 4, 2022
Hawaii Mission Academy Sued Over ‘White Privilege’ Attack on Hapa Girl
By Andrew Walden @ 11:22 PM :: 4746 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

... How much money will Hawaii private school boards be willing to pay lawyers for the ‘privilege’ of pushing this latest pseudo-intellectual academic fad on their students? ....

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Sunday, May 29, 2022
Report: Federal funding flaw shortchanges Hawaii's school nutrition programs
By Selected News Articles @ 3:40 AM :: 1251 Views :: Education K-12

... The Hawaii State Department of Education is paying tens of millions of dollars to feed Hawaiian school children due to a flaw in the funding method used by the federal government ....

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Sunday, May 29, 2022
83 public schools to offer summer meals
By News Release @ 3:35 AM :: 1260 Views :: Education K-12

... to ensure that children continue to receive balanced nutrition during the summer break ....

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Monday, May 23, 2022
Ige Signs HB1848: “Hawaii Student Journalism Protection Act”
By News Release @ 5:56 PM :: 1926 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment

... Hawaii is the sixteenth state to adopt such protections, known nationally as “New Voices” laws. ...

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