In Alaska, Mount McKinley is now Denali, thanks to President Obama. Should our high school revert to its old name, too? A petition drive is in the works.
The policy was scaled back to address the concerns of school administrators, and language was removed that would have made suspensions a last resort.
After months of delayed votes on a new student discipline policy that would make suspensions an action of last resort, the BOE considers a scaled-back version.
Only one in 10 public school students in the class of 2015 earned college-ready marks in all four core subjects.
UPDATED: Dawn Kaui Sang’s new role brings big challenges as she looks to redefine language immersion programs and make sure every student in the state learns about Hawaiian culture.
The Department of Education is hiring two more investigators to help reduce how long it takes to investigate cases of possible employee misconduct.
Despite increases in funding and numerous efforts at reform, students with disabilities are falling farther behind their mainstream peers. Some say the downturn started when federal court supervision of the state system ended.
Finding enough instructors is an annual struggle in the islands, and it’s most difficult in remote and low-income areas.
The University of Hawaii is studying the psychological and emotional stresses of long space missions, and how to best support a crew on a voyage to Mars.
In a bright note, the report found that Hawaii has the fifth-safest school system.
The state relies on federal funding to partially offset the cost of educating the children of service members, but difficulties with tracking how many such students are enrolled could be costing it millions of dollars.
Educators were asked this week to identify measurements of achievement for young Native Hawaiians in the coming decade. The answer had nothing to do with standardized test scores.
State Ethics Commission director calls free travel for teachers a conflict of interest, but school superintendent says teachers shouldn’t be expected to pay to work.
Keeping kids sitting at their desks for hours during the day may be more harmful then we think. Let them stand and walk.
The position, created by the previous governor, had been vacant since December.
The DOE says her case was decided on a technicality, but the instructor who refused to participate seems to represent the frustrations of many colleagues.
Some schools send students home frequently and some don’t, but data for the 2013-14 school year show significant discipline disparities based on ethnicities.
Amid requests from both the Legislature and citizen activists, the BOE is looking at ways to live-stream audio broadcasts of meetings.
He’s remaining on the board after holding its top spot since the changeover from elected to appointed members in 2011.