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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
School Choice Could be an Anti-Bullying Program
By Selected News Articles @ 2:24 AM :: 2990 Views :: Education K-12

...The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) permits students to transfer to another public school but only if their current public school meets the state definition of a “persistently dangerous” school....

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Saturday, February 15, 2020
Meatless Mondays in Hawaii Schools? -- Politicized Veganism Threatens Human Health
By Selected News Articles @ 2:27 AM :: 3969 Views :: Education K-12, Environment, Health Care

...In 2019, Hawaii’s legislature nearly enacted a resolution establishing Meatless Mondays in Hawaii’s public schools....

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Monday, February 10, 2020
DoE's 30-Year Old Computers Crash--Finally Decides to Upgrade
By News Release @ 3:01 PM :: 2814 Views :: Education K-12

...the DOE began taking action after the current system — which has been in place since 1991 — experienced an outage in October 2018 that lasted several weeks, impacting operations and payments to vendors....

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Sunday, February 9, 2020
The ConAm Returns
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 4213 Views :: Education K-12, Rail, Taxes

...to impose a surcharge on real property tax....

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Thursday, February 6, 2020
DoE Funds HSTA Pay Hike Propaganda 'Study'
By News Release @ 2:27 PM :: 3896 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Cost of Living

...The study was done by Augenblick, Palaich and Associates (APA), which (previously demonstrated its reliability by conducting) a salary study in 2014 for HIDOE and the Hawaii State Teachers Association....

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Hawaii DoE Touts AP Test Scores
By News Release @ 2:44 AM :: 3129 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Meanwhile: ACT Scores Released: Hawaii 4th Lowest in USA....

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Monday, January 27, 2020
School Choice Week Hawaii -- 96 events statewide
By News Release @ 3:05 PM :: 2512 Views :: Education K-12

...Aloha State Parents to Explore Education Options for Upcoming School Year....

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Friday, January 24, 2020
Campbell HS: DoE Lawyers Fight Female Athletes Over Technicalities
By Selected News Articles @ 3:38 AM :: 3694 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...it probably costs more to pay the lawyers than to build the lockerroom....

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Hawaii School Choice Week: Education Celebration and Resource Fair
By News Release @ 5:40 PM :: 2357 Views :: Education K-12

...HawaiiKidsCAN will host a one-of-a-kind celebration of K-12 education on Sunday, Jan. 26 3-6pm....

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
DoE Releases Annual School Quality Survey
By News Release @ 3:13 PM :: 2712 Views :: Education K-12

...Parents encouraged to provide feedback on their child’s public school....

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Saturday, January 18, 2020
10 Hawaii Robotics teams qualify for 2020 VEX Worlds
By News Release @ 2:29 PM :: 2913 Views :: Education K-12

...Results of State VEX Robotics Championships....

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
HSTA Pushing ANOTHER Massive Pay Hike with No Accountability
By Andrew Walden @ 2:21 PM :: 4347 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...HSTA got $45M in a contract reopener April 1, 2019.  On December 5, 2019 HSTA and DoE announced a massive pay hike for teachers working in so-called 'hard to fill' positions.  Now in a January 10, 2020, anouncement, the HSTA and Kishimoto are proposing to bump thousands of union members up five steps....

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Sunday, January 5, 2020
Cooling the Schools: The Reality
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 3615 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

...solar powered systems costing an average of $40,000 per classroom have started breaking down or will only work for a short time every day....

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Friday, December 27, 2019
HawaiiLifeSmarts: HS Teams to Compete
By News Release @ 2:10 AM :: 3315 Views :: Education K-12, Family

...Saturday, February 8, 2020, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Campus Center Ballroom....

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Yet Another Campaign for HSTA Pay Hikes
By News Release @ 4:18 AM :: 4170 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...Just 7 months after HSTA's last contract reopener....

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Saturday, November 23, 2019
Maintenance Backlog? DoE Facilities Branch Administrators Build themselves Houses, Apartment Complex
By Andrew Walden @ 2:12 AM :: 6039 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...Don’t get the wrong idea.  DoE employees aren’t lazy bums.  According to reports issued today by the Hawaii State ethics commission, they are working very hard on several very important construction projects—but not for the DoE....

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Friday, November 1, 2019
NAEP reveals Just How Many DoE Students Can't do 'Basic' Work
By News Release @ 3:07 AM :: 3692 Views :: Education K-12

...37% of DoE 4th Graders and 32% of 8th Graders can’t read at a basic level...31% of DoE 4th Graders and 42% of DoE 8th Graders can’t do basic science....

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
HSTA wins award for tobacco control efforts
By News Release @ 7:23 PM :: 4444 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Labor

...teachers union says state should ban flavored vape products....

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Saturday, October 19, 2019
OHA Board approves $3 million in grant funding for Hawaiian-focused charter schools
By News Release @ 2:51 PM :: 3741 Views :: Education K-12, OHA

...Trustees voted today to award Kanu o ka ʻĀina Learning ʻOhana (KALO) with a grant to administer the lion’s share of the $3 million....

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Hawaii: State of Childhood Obesity
By News Release @ 3:51 AM :: 4635 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... age 10-17--obesity rate 11.5%....

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Robotics League Expands into Micronesian Island of Kosrae
By News Release @ 11:15 PM :: 2878 Views :: Education K-12

...High school students on the tiny Micronesian island of Kosrae will be building, programming and competing their own advanced robots for the first time....

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Saturday, October 5, 2019
Several schools see proficiency rates in math fall to single digits
By News Release @ 4:42 AM :: 4722 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Just 3% of Waianae High juniors tested proficient in math last school year, from 11% the year before....

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Thursday, October 3, 2019
Hawaii is one of three states that allows schools to deny students access to school lunches due to unpaid meal debt
By News Release @ 3:41 AM :: 3378 Views :: Education K-12

...Many schools struggle to determine what actions to take when students cannot pay for school meals....

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Auditor: DoE School Impact Fee Illegal and Indefensible
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 4:50 PM :: 6271 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Development, Taxes

...The DOE’s inconsistent and problematic implementation of the school impact fee law calls into question the relevance and appropriateness of the fees that have been collected to date....

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Hawaii Public School Spending 16th Highest per Pupil
By Selected News Articles @ 12:05 AM :: 5689 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living

...and teachers salaries are the lowest in USA when adjusted for cost of living....

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Thursday, September 19, 2019
6 Months After Last Raise--DoE Begins Process of Hiking HSTA Pay Again
By News Release @ 4:34 PM :: 4185 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...Sham Public Meetings Begin Next Round of HSTA Pay Hike Deals....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
MaunaKea: DoE Sup't Reminds Teachers not to 'Coerce' Students
By News Release @ 7:45 PM :: 4371 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment

...our commitment is to protect our learning environment from approaches that may inappropriately influence or coerce students to a particular political viewpoint....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
State of Play: Youth Sports in Hawaii
By News Release @ 4:14 AM :: 4498 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...a snapshot of how well adults are serving youth through sports, including sections describing the sport ecosystem in each of the four counties....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
Registration Open for 2019-2020 Hawaii LifeSmarts Competition
By News Release @ 3:17 AM :: 2879 Views :: Education K-12

...LifeSmarts is a free, national educational program that teaches students critical life skills in five key areas....

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019
DoE Enrollment Drops Again--Charter School Enrollment Up
By News Release @ 4:26 AM :: 4746 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...This year, Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) schools enrolled 167,454 students (down from 168,152 last year) and charter schools enrolled 11,877 students (up from 11,546 last year)....

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Saturday, September 7, 2019
DoE Releases Draft 2030 Promise Plan
By News Release @ 1:24 AM :: 3019 Views :: Education K-12

...A feedback window on the draft of that plan is open through Sept. 20, 2019....

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Thursday, August 29, 2019
DoH: New school immunization requirements
By News Release @ 4:01 AM :: 4810 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Higher Education

...additional immunizations will be required for students entering preschool, kindergarten through grade 12, and colleges/universities in Hawai‘i....

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
LGBT activist: Kamehameha School girls should change in nurse’s station if they don’t like boy in locker room
By News Release @ 9:35 PM :: 7382 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Family

...meanwhile at public schools girls don't have locker rooms for trannies to push their way in to....

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Thursday, August 22, 2019
Cool Schools? DoE Cuts a Little Red Tape
By News Release @ 5:41 PM :: 3311 Views :: Education K-12

...The Schools Directed AC program enables school leaders to initiate the process by requesting an official electrical assessment from HIDOE’s Office of Facilities and Operations to determine where there is sufficient electrical capacity for AC in classrooms....

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Friday, August 16, 2019
DoE Asks Feds to Allow Revised Suspension Numbers--Claims ACLU Suit Based on DoE Inability to Get Numbers Right
By News Release @ 2:48 AM :: 3814 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawai‘i DOE submits request to US Department of Education to amend data submission....

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Hawaii 3rd-Lowest Percentage of Kids in PreSchool
By Selected News Articles @ 6:31 PM :: 6319 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Small Business, Cost of Living

...Hawaii Child Care Costs More than College Tuition....

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Monday, August 5, 2019
Lawsuit: Hawaii DoE SPED Suspensions top in USA
By News Release @ 10:16 PM :: 4400 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Data from the U.S. Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection show Hawaiʻi to be the worst state in the nation for public school students with disabilities....

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Sunday, August 4, 2019
OHA seeks nonprofit to administer $3 million charter school grant (again)
By News Release @ 10:36 PM :: 5242 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

...Flashback 2017: Help Stop CNHA Grab for Charter School Funds....

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Saturday, July 27, 2019
Mental healthcare in Hawaii: Young minds at risk
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 5244 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

...The state of mental healthcare for Hawai‘i’s medicaid-eligible youth....

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Fighting for Details on How Hawaii DoE Spends $2 Billion
By Selected News Articles @ 7:05 PM :: 4331 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

"...The problem is the data we provide is based on an accounting system that is more than two decades out of use...."

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Friday, July 19, 2019
Setting Off Hysteria
By Joni Kamiya @ 12:30 PM :: 6399 Views :: Education K-12, Family, GMOs

...Today my kids learned a lesson about thinking logically the hard way....

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Thursday, July 18, 2019
Hawaii 3rd Lowest Youth Poverty
By Selected News Articles @ 4:37 PM :: 3540 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...2019’s States with the Most At-Risk Youth....

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Friday, July 12, 2019
School Bus Dangers
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:14 AM :: 6115 Views :: Education K-12, Agriculture, GMOs

...activists have scared parents into believing that they must fear pesticides but ignore other real safety hazards....

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Sunday, July 7, 2019
HSTA Members Grill Dem Presidential Contenders--Demand More Money
By News Release @ 9:25 PM :: 5760 Views :: Democratic Party, Education K-12, Labor

...First Question: “How are you going to increase salaries...."

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Sunday, July 7, 2019
HSTA applauds governor's intent to veto bill on e-cigarettes in schools
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 6236 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...SB 1405 calls for confiscation, increased fines for youth....

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Saturday, June 29, 2019
Better Education for Military-Connected Children
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:55 AM :: 4346 Views :: Education K-12, Military

...a new nationally representative survey reporting on the experiences and opinions of over 1,200 active-duty military families. ...

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Judiciary Program Tackles Absenteeism at Keaau Middle School
By News Release @ 10:41 PM :: 4466 Views :: Education K-12, Judiciary

"...the original intent of the program was to increase school attendance rates, which the program did...."

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Monday, June 17, 2019
Why is the Hawaii Attorney General too busy to prosecute charter school corruption? 
By Andrew Walden @ 8:42 PM :: 7041 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...The day after an allegedly corrupt charter school director evaded justice, the AG’s office sent out yet another nationally-themed news release--ironically calling on Congress to do something about … corrupt educational institutions....

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Monday, June 17, 2019
Economic Well-Being of Children: Hawaii Ranks 34th
By News Release @ 7:32 PM :: 6459 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...conditions have shown little to no improvements in more recent years, with the state’s rank for this domain slipping from 30 in 2018 to 34 in 2019....

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Sunday, June 9, 2019
DOE, Fork Over That General Ledger!
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 4283 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...the Education Institute of Hawaii that wants to see the general ledger for the whole Department of Education....

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