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OPINION: Teacher Evaluation Plan is Nonsense
May 16th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Discussion

“Educators should definitely be held accountable for their student’s level of achievement. But beware, for there is a fine line between useful assessment and useless paperwork…”

An early morning fire on Sunday April 18, 2010 at Kahului School destroyed three classrooms, causing an estimated $500,000 damage.  Photo by Wendy Osher.
Kahului students return to class after $500,000 fire
April 19th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News

By Wendy Osher It’s back to class this morning for students at Kahului School.  DOE area superintendent Bruce Anderson tells Pacific Radio Group and MauiNOW.com that school will resume as usual today following a fire Sunday that destroyed three classrooms. The fire was reported just a few minutes before 1 a.m., crews were on scene […]

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Maui Girls’ Softball Players Sue DOE and County to ‘Level the Playing Field’
March 18th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News

Three Baldwin High School (BHS) softball players, their parents, and their coach filed a lawsuit against the Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) and the County of Maui claiming unfair discrimination against girls’ athletics. The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii Foundation (ACLU) and Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing (AHFI) filed a lawsuit today in […]

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Maui Arts & Cultural Center Marks Milestone with 250,000th Student
March 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui Arts & Entertainment, Maui News

The Maui Arts & Cultural Center marked a milestone in its Arts in Education program today, recognizing the 250,000th student to participate in the program.  Lihikai Elementary School second grader, Kelia Cortes, 7, was honored with a plaque during a special presentation following a school performance by taiko drum master Kenny Endo in the Castle […]

Lingle Proposes Structural Reform of Hawaii School System
Lingle Proposes Structural Reform of Hawaii School System
January 25th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News

By Wendy Osher Governor Linda Lingle is calling for structural reform of Hawaii’s school system. In her State of the State Address, Lingle announed a proposal to introduce a constitutional ammendment calling for the transition of the Department of Education into a cabinet level department. Under the plan, the superintendent of schools would be hired […]

Proposed location for future Kihei High School.  Image Courtesy: Group 70 International, and the Hawaii State Department of Health
Kihei High School Moves Closer to Reality
November 11th, 2009 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News

By Wendy Osher The proposed High School in Kihei is one step closer to reality as the State Department of Education moved forward in filing an Environmental Impact Statement preparation notice. The DOE plans to develop the South Maui High School on 77 acres of undeveloped land, mauka of the Piilani Highway and the Piilani […]

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Governor Lingle Responds to HSTA Furlough Vote
September 24th, 2009 · Comments Off · Maui News

Governor Linda Lingle praised Hawaii’s teachers for ratifying a new contract that will result in 17 unpaid furlough days off, equating to an approximately 8 percent pay cut. Lingle said she realizes it is not what teachers, students, and families had hoped or planned for, “but it reflects the state’s economic and fiscal realities.” “They […]

January 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Featured, Maui News

COUNTY OF MAUI UPDATE ON WEATHER-RELATED CLOSURES, INCIDENTS The Central Maui Landfill is expected to reopen tomorrow (Saturday, January 17, 2009) for normal hours of operation, and Parks staff will report for work tomorrow to assess facilities that can be opened. According to Department of Parks and Recreation Director Tamara Horcajo, it is expected that […]