- Hawaii, the last state with an indoor mask mandate for public schools, will make masks optional.
- Jul 14, 9:25 AM: Masks will become optional in Hawaii’s schools when the new academic year starts on Aug. 1, as the state tries for “a more normal classroom experience this fall,” a state health official said.
- Hawaii schools to receive $72 million in federal funds for online learning
- > Mar 14, 8:37 AM: More than $72 million in federal COVID-19 assistance funds has been awarded to Hawaii public schools, and a handful of charter and private schools, to help close the “digital equity” gap suffered by students who don’t have a way to
- Bill Would Let Hawaii Home-Schoolers Compete In Sports
- Mar 10, 9:47 AM: Hawaii is one of 20 states that bans home-schooled students from competing in interscholastic sports.
- Bill Calls For Direct Aid To Families For Learning Expenses
- > Mar 2, 9:12 AM: Households earning less than $50,000 annually that have a student enrolled in public school grades K-12 would be eligible to receive $1,000 in direct payments to use for education expenses under a proposal moving through the Hawaii
- Hawaii public school parents favor online learning, criticize Department of Education, poll finds
- > Feb 8, 8:48 AM: While Hawaii’s public schools continue to strongly emphasize staying open for in-person instruction in the COVID-19 pandemic, only 40% of public school parents queried in a Honolulu Star-Advertiser poll agree with that
- At least 8 Hawaii charter schools go virtual or extend break due to COVID-19
- Jan 7, 8:13 AM: Kamaile Academy Public Charter School in Waianae has sent 100 middle school students home to quarantine, while DreamHouse ‘Ewa Beach has shifted to full virtual learning for at least two weeks.
- As Hawaii students return to class, teachers union calls on state to beef up COVID safety guidance
- Jan 4, 6:39 AM: Most public school students in Hawaii return to class Tuesday following the winter break, which brought record-setting COVID case counts.
- Why So Many Hawaii Families Are Opting Out Of The Public School System
- > Dec 13, 6:23 AM: Nearly two years into the Covid-19 pandemic, some Hawaii families who decided to pull their kids out of the public school system amid frustration over classroom closures and prolonged virtual learning are standing by their decision
- Private Schools May Miss Out On Federal Covid Relief Funds
- Nov 29, 8:30 AM: Qualifying private schools in Hawaii are eligible to tap into $10.3 million in federal Covid-19 relief funds to help offset the cost of cleaning supplies or personal protective equipment for staff.
- Principal pushes back against commission's ruling to cut $1M from charter school budget
- Nov 22, 9:15 AM: The head of an O'ahu charter school claims a recent ruling from the Hawai'i State Public Charter School Commission is denying its students the education they deserve.
- This Oahu Charter School Just Lost Out On $1.4 Million In State Funding
- Nov 19, 9:16 AM: Kamalani Academy’s enrollment has grown but the Hawaii charter school commission says it can’t count roughly half the students.
- Wahiawa charter school vows to fight commission's enrollment ruling
- Nov 18, 7:01 AM: Officials at a Wahiawa public charter school said they plan to fight back against a decision by the Hawaii State Public Charter School Commission that would result in the loss of more than $1 million in state funding.
- How One School’s Academic Turnaround Helped It Weather The Pandemic
- Nov 1, 8:44 AM: Pauoa relies heavily on data collection, small group instruction, and an “action plan” for each student that lays out goals for the year and identifies their strengths and weaknesses.
- Special Ed Students Have Been ‘Left Out’ From Distance Learning in Hawaii
- Oct 15, 8:17 AM: Advocates say the statewide distance learning program does not adequately provide services for students enrolled in special education.
- Parents Say DOE’s Effort To Create Distance Learning For Hawaiian Immersion Is Overdue
- Oct 4, 8:04 AM: A scramble to establish a Hawaiian language immersion distance program this year for families concerned about Covid-19 only began after parents complained.
- Editorial: Monitor results of home-schooling
- Sep 29, 8:32 AM: There is a lot more happening in public education unseen by the public these days, largely because of the coronavirus pandemic.
- Hawaii Education Plan for ‘Learning Acceleration’ Short on Details, Board Members Say
- Sep 17, 8:18 AM: Some members wanted more specificity and strategic planning from DOE officials on how to help students catch up.<
- Voyager Public Charter School educator recognized for redesigning campus STEM lab
- > Sep 16, 9:39 AM: Wrayna Fairchild has received the grant as part of Voya’s 2021 Unsung Heroes awards competition. Fairchild’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics lab is one of 50 winners across the country and will be considered for one
- Can Kids Keep Up With Schoolwork In Quarantine? In Hawaii, It Depends On The School
- > Sep 10, 11:44 AM: “We’re trying to keep (our kids) safe while keeping them in school, and if school is not an option, there should be an alternative source of learning, even if it’s just worksheets,” she pointed out. “Send the worksheets home —
- ‘Every day is a risk’: Teachers union files grievances against DOE over COVID concerns
- Sep 8, 3:20 PM: Amid an ongoing COVID surge in the islands, the Hawaii State Teacher Association is calling on the DOE to provide more resources, flexibility and a chance to be heard.