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Elevated lead levels found in 93 Hawaii public school water fixtures
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Jul 23, 4:09 PM: Elevated concentrations of lead were found in about 4% of the water samples collected from faucets and drinking fountains at selected Hawaii public schools and child care centers over the last several months. >
Hawaii Schools Will Offer Distance Learning Options But With Limited Resources
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Jul 22, 10:44 AM: The state education department said it would also partner with complex areas that don’t have the resources to offer virtual programs at this time.
Teachers and parents still ‘totally in the dark’ with school set to begin in two weeks
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Jul 21, 3:24 PM: Starting Aug. 3, over 170,000 students will go back to school, but what that will look like is unclear. The Department of Education and Department of Health said plans are in the works but they’re vague on the details. >
Despite The Pandemic, A Molokaʻi Charter School Improves Curriculum
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Jul 20, 2:33 PM: Sherwood says they wanted a program that gave students more hands-on learning opportunities, while also giving teachers the time to observe student performance and plan lessons to help students and the class grow. >
Hawaii School Board Says Families Should Have Distance Learning Option In The Fall
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Jul 16, 11:26 AM: The Hawaii Board of Education on Thursday directed state education officials to formulate a distance learning plan before the new school year, giving them two weeks to figure out how to address the needs of families who >
Teacher bonuses, classroom ACs may not be best use of federal coronavirus relief funds for Hawaii, officials say
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May 10, 8:22 AM:

At the tail end of the 2021 legislative session, with no public input, lawmakers decided to use nearly $30 million in coronavirus relief money to give every full- and part-time public school teacher a $2,200 bonus.

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Pandemic depresses college-going rates, especially for Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders
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Mar 24, 7:37 AM: The class of 2020 at Hawaii’s public high schools managed to graduate at a record rate after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic last spring, but far fewer of those graduates enrolled in college, new data shows. >
Did Unions’ Lack of Support Spell Trouble for School Superintendent?
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Mar 23, 7:08 AM: In April 2018, Hawaii’s schools superintendent Christina Kishimoto joined the teachers’ union at the State Capitol to witness a key Senate vote that secured passage of a constitutional amendment proposing a new tax to fund >
How One Private School Is Trying To Help Public Schools Catch Up
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Mar 15, 6:57 AM: Some public school parents are seizing an opportunity to register their kids in a tuition-free virtual summer school at a private school eager to help students who are struggling because of the now year-old pandemic. >
Trouble In Paradise: Most Hawaii Public Schools Are Still Remote (CER in the news)
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Dec 21, 9:38 AM: Hawaii is tragically mishandling public education during the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s time to get our priorities in order.
Many students choose in-person classes at Hawaii’s Catholic schools
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Dec 14, 7:46 AM: Hawaii’s Catholic schools were among the first to open their doors to students for in-person classes in August, and the verdict as the semester draws to a close is “so far, so good.
Editorial: Distance learning not looking good
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Dec 3, 7:36 AM: In October, shortly after Hawaii’s public schools started their 2020-21 second quarter, the state released data showing that only 10% of K-12 students were receiving in-person instruction daily, with younger students >
Charter school commission criticized for ‘erroneous’ rejections of new applicants
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Nov 12, 7:18 AM: At a time when demand for charter schools are on the rise, the agency that regulates charter schools has come under harsh criticism for denying applications from new schools.
Failing marks can now fast-track some kids to in-person instruction so they don’t suffer trying to learn from home.
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Nov 2, 8:43 AM: An F isn’t just a black mark on the report card this year. It’s a gateway to in-person learning, at least in the case of some public schools in Hawaii. Kids with failing grades are being identified as the first to return >
Why Some Hawaii Parents Now Want Their Kids In Private School
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Oct 26, 6:35 AM: With DOE schools still doing distance learning due to virus spread concerns, the state’s private schools are becoming increasingly attractive to families looking for some sense of normalcy for their children — and repose >
Group recognized for making charter school a reality
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Sep 14, 5:45 AM: It represents a long journey that the founders of the South Maui Learning Ohana took as they envisioned a school that would represent the beginning of the charter school movement in Hawaii. The Innovation Building of the >
Hawaii DOE’s Distance Learning Tool ‘Very, Very Questionable’
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Sep 1, 6:57 AM: A distance learning program used by tens of thousands of Hawaii public school students for instruction this year received poor reviews from the state’s education curriculum specialists before the program was rubber-stamped >
Hundreds of charter school students learned they were no longer enrolled on the first day of school
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Aug 19, 5:50 AM: Yvonne Lau, Interim Executive Director with the Charter School Commission, said Ka Waihona school officials “Called us late last week, asking questions: ‘Hey, we’ve got almost 900 kids (enrolled).’ I was like, ‘What? Wait, >
Teachers union pushes back against state’s school reopening plan
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Jul 22, 7:49 AM: The HSTA is asking the state Board of Education and the state to delay the opening of schools because they need more time to create a healthy environment for students and teachers, he said.
Hawaii’s Charter Schools Are Listening To Parents When It Comes To Reopening
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Jul 14, 6:58 AM: The state’s 37 charter schools are relying heavily on parent feedback for reopening in the fall but are also worried about funding if the state cuts back its budget.

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