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Tuesday, April 20, 2021
HSTA Outlines Plan to Promote Identity Politics in K-12
By News Release @ 6:40 PM :: 2800 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

" ... Free virtual event aims to shift views .... "

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Monday, April 19, 2021
Hawaii State-Funded Preschools Score 10 of 10
By News Release @ 9:23 PM :: 2259 Views :: Education K-12

... This is what happens when the DoE is not involved ....

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Sunday, April 18, 2021
HSTA Complains About Summer School Plan
By News Release @ 2:58 AM :: 2741 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... Hawaii Board of Education Thursday approved a plan to spend up to $58 million in federal pandemic aid funds on summer learning loss programs ....

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Saturday, April 17, 2021
Hawaii Students Vying for Lifesmarts National Championship
By News Release @ 4:48 AM :: 1968 Views :: Education K-12

... DCCA is rooting for two Waipahu High School teams as they compete virtually in the LifeSmarts National Championship this weekend ....

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Friday, April 9, 2021
Senate Slams Ige for Holding Back BoE Nominee
By News Release @ 11:16 PM :: 2438 Views :: Education K-12

"... This is especially concerning given that the Board is currently engaged in the search process for a new Superintendent ...."

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Project Financial Literacy: Investor Education for All!
By News Release @ 7:14 PM :: 2106 Views :: Education K-12

... free financial and investor education-related activities, presentations and resources for consumers of all ages ....

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Sunday, March 28, 2021
Maintenance of Effort, Part 2
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 2575 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

... SB815 creates a “public education stabilization trust fund” ....

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Saturday, March 27, 2021
Former Kauai JROTC instructor arrested for sexual exploitation of former student
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 3667 Views :: Kauai County, Education K-12, Military

... Kauai instructor accused of child sex crimes was also a longtime foster parent ....

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Thursday, March 25, 2021
Report: College enrollment disrupted for Hawai’i class of 2020
By News Release @ 5:04 AM :: 3003 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

... 50% for the class of 2020 enrolling in college immediately after graduation, as compared to 55% for the class of 2019 ....

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021
​State House to Restore Funding for Hilo Youth Challenge
By News Release @ 9:51 PM :: 3084 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12, Military

"...The Youth Challenge Academy, operated by the Hawai‘i National Guard, is a community-based program that trains, educates, and mentors young people under military-like conditions...."

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021
BOE approves panel to begin superintendent search
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 1936 Views :: Education K-12

... creation of a special committee to set a search timeline and process to select a new superintendent for Hawaii public schools ....

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021
HGEA Tells Schatz, Saiki: Unlike Teachers, 'We Never Quit'
By News Release @ 8:41 PM :: 2726 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

"... HGEA stood up at these meetings to make sure that our members are not blindsided or shortchanged by teacher demands ...."

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Hawaii Among Least Innovative States
By Selected News Articles @ 2:39 PM :: 2964 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii ranks 47th for 8th Grade Math & Science Performance ....

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Monday, March 15, 2021
DOE, HSTA reach agreement to increase 4th quarter in-person learning
By News Release @ 7:45 PM :: 3369 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

... ​increasing number of students projected to return to in-person learning during the fourth quarter ....

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Sunday, March 14, 2021
HR148: HSTA Demands McKinley HS Rename
By News Release @ 7:07 PM :: 3890 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii History

... HR148 to change McKinley High School’s name back to Honolulu High School will be heard by the House Committee on Education on Thursday, March 18, at 2 p.m. ....

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Sunday, March 7, 2021
HIDOE releases guidelines to allow athletic workouts and practices
By News Release @ 1:16 AM :: 2244 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... restarting student athletic programming for high schools beginning Monday ....

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021
HSTA orders BoE to Dump Kishimoto
By News Release @ 8:36 PM :: 2533 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... Each of HSTA's '12 reasons' boils down to the same one thing: Kishimoto was slightly slow and reluctant to go along with HSTA's plan to shut down all schools and pay teachers full salary while letting them pretend to 'work' from home ....

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Thursday, February 25, 2021
HIDOE Allows In-person School Graduation Ceremonies
By News Release @ 11:06 PM :: 2763 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

"...allow additional flexibility for our schools beyond virtual options in bringing our graduates together for this momentous occasion...."

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Sunday, February 21, 2021
Maintenance of Effort
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 2857 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

... We need to start recognizing that this “dedicated funding source” rhetoric is taking us down the wrong path ....

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021
UH Psych Prof plans ‘anti-racist’ education for small children
By News Release @ 4:51 AM :: 3023 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Higher Education

... your kid is a racist at age 3, but we can help (for a small fee of course) .... 

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Hawaii Youth Risk Behavior Survey--'Promising Trends'
By News Release @ 9:20 PM :: 2935 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Over 12,000 Hawai‘i students in grades 9 through 12 participated in the 2019 survey ....

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021
HSTA survey: 52% of members have received one or two vaccine doses
By News Release @ 5:10 PM :: 2393 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... HIDOE still taking names of those interested in shots ....

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Laughing at Your Sacrifice: HSTA Pressures BoE for $33M Pay Hike
By News Release @ 4:38 AM :: 6175 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... 'shortage differentials' were paid beginning January 7, 2020, for one year only.  Extending them into 2021 is tantamount to a Pay Hike ....

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Monday, February 15, 2021
Grievance: HGEA Supervises 'Learning Hubs' While HSTA Hides in Empty Classrooms
By News Release @ 4:45 PM :: 2802 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... HGEA members are being left alone to supervise students in learning hubs while some teachers are able to work from home or remain isolated in their classrooms ....

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Thursday, January 21, 2021
Ige: DoE Cuts to be 2.5% not 10%
By News Release @ 7:27 PM :: 1924 Views :: Education K-12

...This represents about $123 million dollars that we can now restore to our public-school classrooms....

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021
HSTA Tells School Board that Donald Trump Ordered Hawaii to Raise Taxes to Fund Vacant DoE Positions
By News Release @ 4:02 AM :: 4670 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government, Labor, COVID-19

... As a service to our readers we are providing a line-by-line debunk of HSTA's argument in parenthesis below ....

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Senate: Ige Appoints Anti-Telescope Activist who Wanted Him Impeached
By News Release @ 2:34 AM :: 5943 Views :: Hawaii County , Democratic Party, Education K-12, Politicians

... The post caused a stir among some lawmakers during the Legislature’s opening day ....

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Hawaii Families, Educators Celebrating School Choice Week
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 1779 Views :: Education K-12

... Aloha State Parents Find New Ways to Celebrate Learning, Support Opportunity for All ....

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Saturday, January 9, 2021
Privileged Elite: Kauai School Employees Begin Getting Vaccinations Monday
By News Release @ 4:05 AM :: 4258 Views :: Kauai County, Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...other school employees will begin to get access to vaccines on a regular basis toward the end of January and early February....

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
After Years in Court, DoE Forced to Release Financial Data
By News Release @ 2:45 PM :: 2942 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

... EIH believes that transparency is the first necessary step to transform Hawaii’s over-centralized public school system into an empowered system that is schools-centered and allows education professionals closest to the children to determine how best to meet children’s needs ....

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
What is a Furlough?
By News Release @ 12:57 PM :: 3463 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

... Will furloughs affect my “high three” .... 

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Friday, December 11, 2020
HR8932: Gabbard Bill Would Protect Female Athletes from Transsexual Competition
By News Release @ 4:43 PM :: 3175 Views :: Education K-12, Congressional Delegation, Higher Education

... this bill would clarify Title IX protection for female athletes is based on biological sex ....

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020
DoE Distance Learning -- 35% of HS Students Fail or Get no Grades
By News Release @ 6:07 PM :: 2785 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

…roughly 1 in 10 secondary students received a failing grade in English or math during the first quarter. But about 25% of high school students and 6% of middle school students had no grades recorded at all in English and math….

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020
CLIMB-HI: DoE Partners with Career Portal
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 1969 Views :: Education K-12

...More than 200 Hawaii businesses and nonprofit organizations are currently offering over 200 opportunities to participating schools on ClimbHI Bridge....

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Thursday, December 3, 2020
HSTA Solution for Budget Cuts: 'Eliminate Standardized Testing'
By Video @ 12:06 AM :: 3299 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...Yes, HSTA is a one-note band ....

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Friday, November 20, 2020
Acellus: Opposition Movement Could Cost Hawaii Schools $272 Million
By News Release @ 3:18 PM :: 2767 Views :: Education K-12

... four schools decided to discontinue Acellus because they heard assertions that it was racist and sexist.  The discontinuation led 421 kids to pull out of Hawaii public schools and join the company's Kansas City distance learning schools for Acellus ....

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Friday, November 20, 2020
COVID News: DoE Finally Achieves Goal of Eliminating All Standardized Testing
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 2944 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...The DOE said the federal waiver does not apply to the current 2020-21 school year....

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Politically Incorrect: DoE Dumps Acellus
By News Release @ 2:54 AM :: 2721 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment

... Department to phase out use of Acellus in all schools by the end of the 2020-21 school year ....

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Saturday, November 7, 2020
How HSTA Won ‘Work’ from Home at Kapolei HS
By News Release @ 9:37 PM :: 2974 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...teleworking for all staff, effective Wednesday, Nov. 4 through Wednesday, Nov. 11, with school facilities expected to reopen Nov. 12....

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Friday, November 6, 2020
Hawaii AP Exams: Elite Students do Better, Others Fail--DoE Calls This 'Progress'
By News Release @ 10:02 PM :: 3044 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...16% decrease in the number of students taking the exam and exams taken during the pandemic....

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Monday, October 26, 2020
Lawsuit: HPD Officer Arrests Kid After Fight with Son
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 5369 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Law Enforcement, Police

... J.R. was being bullied by an HPD officer’s son. One day in November 2018, J.R. was forced into a fight with the officer’s son at school. The next day, that same HPD officer showed up to J.R.’s school, and—in full view of teachers and students—arrested J.R. ....

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020
DoH Revises COVID Guidance for School Reopening
By News Release @ 2:38 AM :: 2305 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... Last month, the Hawai‘i Department of Health issued a comprehensive, 28-page guidance document for public and charter schools ....

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Thursday, October 8, 2020
Child Safety Account to Escape School Bullying?
By Heartland Foundation @ 11:33 PM :: 2503 Views :: Education K-12

...Program Would Be Open To All Hawaii Children Facing A Safety Issue At School....

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Friday, October 2, 2020
Distance Learning: What is your School's Plan?
By News Release @ 1:49 PM :: 3404 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...Updated Complex by Complex elementary, middle/intermediate, and high school models for the reopening of the 2020-21 year....

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Saturday, September 26, 2020
Telescope Backs Waiakea HS STEM Program
By News Release @ 12:22 AM :: 4516 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...With only a few working computers left, it was time to reach out for help.... 

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Friday, September 25, 2020
After Secret Meeting, BoE Agrees to Re-Hear Kahuku Windfarm Petition
By News Release @ 6:01 PM :: 3909 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Energy, Ethics

...The proposed rule would require the Department to hold a community meeting and solicit family and community feedback before providing official comment on proposed developments....

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Sunday, September 20, 2020
'Hush Money' and Retaliation: FBI Investigates Kauai Charter School tied to OHA Trustee
By Andrew Walden @ 6:34 PM :: 10400 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

... similar to sandwich lease schemes common during the Broken Trust days ....

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Thursday, September 17, 2020
Second Round of Pandemic EBT Cards for 93,500 DoE Students
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 2609 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...max EBT of $286 per kid....

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Holocaust knowledge among Millennials and Gen Z -- Hawaii Among Worst States
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 2954 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Survey in Hawaii Finds: 55% Believe Something Like the Holocaust Could Happen Again; 65% Cannot Identify How Many Jews Were Killed During the Holocaust; 55% Cannot Name a Concentration Camp, Death Camp, or Ghetto....

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Saturday, September 12, 2020
DoE Enrollment Drops 3%--Charter School Enrollment Up 2%
By News Release @ 11:46 PM :: 2744 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii's public and charter schools combined enrollment for school year 2020-21 totals 174,704 students, compared to 179,331 last year, a difference of 2.6 percent....

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