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September 18, 2019

Public Forums to Address Pay for Hawaiʻiʻs Teachers

The Department of Education will be hosting a series of public hearings to gather recommendations on how to improve compensation for Hawaiʻiʻs teachers. 
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December 07, 2018

ACLU Hawai‘i Lawsuit Claims Unequal Treatment of Girls’ Athletic Programs

Two female student-athletes attending James Campbell High School on Oʻahu filed a class action lawsuit in federal court on Thursday against the DOE and the OIA.
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November 02, 2018

Hawaiʻi Students Report Fewer Incidents of Cyberbullying

Fewer Hawaiʻi public middle school students say they have been bullied at school over the last two years, according to new youth survey results.
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August 10, 2018

App Makes it Easier to Locate School Bus Stops

The Hawai‘i State Department of Education’s Student Transportation Services Branch has launched a bus stop locator/bus schedule information web application called Infofinder i.
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August 08, 2018

Vaccination Consent Forms Distributed to Maui Students

The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) will hold flu vaccination clinics in 180 public schools statewide from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, 2018.
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April 02, 2018

Maui High Leads State: Highest Increase in College Enrollment

Maui High School leads the state in two areas of college and career readiness according to an Indicators Report released by the state DOE for the Class of 2017.
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March 22, 2018

Hughes Named Maui District Teacher of the Year

Maui's Francine Hughes is among a list of teachers from across the state that were named Teacher of the Year for their respective districts by the state DOE.
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March 01, 2018

‘Īao School Vandalism, Threats Investigated

Maui police are investigating an incident involving a threat against ʻĪao Intermediate School by a student in the form of written graffiti in a bathroom.  Word of the incident also prompted a separate report in which a student reportedly brought a firearm on school grounds late last year.
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May 16, 2012

OPINION: Teacher Evaluation Plan is Nonsense

"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..."
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April 19, 2010

Kahului students return to class after $500,000 fire

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... Read more »
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March 18, 2010

Maui Girls’ Softball Players Sue DOE and County to ‘Level the Playing Field’

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... Read more »
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March 03, 2010

Maui Arts & Cultural Center Marks Milestone with 250,000th Student

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... Read more »
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January 25, 2010

Lingle Proposes Structural Reform of Hawaii School System

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... Read more »
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November 11, 2009

Kihei High School Moves Closer to Reality

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... Read more »
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September 24, 2009

Governor Lingle Responds to HSTA Furlough Vote

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... Read more »
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