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Hawaii Education

Education Is the Key to Self Determination

Jacob Bryan Aki | Posted 06.25.2014 | Hawaii
Jacob Bryan Aki

For myself, and I am sure for many others, the arrival of the United States Department of Interior (DOI) to Hawaiʻi this week has stirred many emotions throughout the Kanaka ʻŌiwi community and the general Hawaiʻi community as well.

To Educate a Nation (VIDEO)

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 06.13.2014 | Hawaii
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

With the national PBS broadcast of KUMU HINA, people across the country will learn, many for the first time, about what makes Hawaiʻi unique, and how culture-based education empowers students to be all they can be by understanding where they come from.

How A Military Vet Is Resuscitating A Dying School

Civil Beat | Alia Wong | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact

MOUNTAIN VIEW, HAWAII — At 5:45 each school morning, Daniel Caluya wakes up the homeless people and transient drug addicts who are camped out in the...

Want To Send Your Kids To Charter School? Better Pack Their Lunch

Civil Beat | Alia Wong | Posted 11.08.2013 | Education

If Earl’s Snack Shop hadn’t stepped in at the 11th hour, Kanu o ka Aina Public Charter School on the Big Island might not have been able to feed i...

Charter School Principal Arrested For Stealing Over $100,000 From School

Posted 10.24.2013 | Crime

The former principal of one of Hawaii’s largest charter schools was arrested by U.S. Marshals on Monday night. Jeff Piontek, 47, allegedly stole...

Why Won't 5,000 Hawaii Children Get To Go To Kindergarten Next Year? | Posted 10.21.2013 | Hawaii

To Linda Chong, enrolling her daughter Diana in kindergarten next year had the potential to be life changing. She would finally have enough time to ge...

Secret Van Surprises Teacher With $1,000 in School Supplies

Civil Beat | Alia Wong | Posted 10.03.2013 | Impact

HONOLULU - A van loaded with OfficeMax school supplies caught Kahaluu Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Lisa Nagatoshi by surprise on Tuesday. ...

Love Hawaii schools? Open the Department of Education's Books

Tim Lussier | Posted 11.11.2013 | Hawaii
Tim Lussier

More open, accountable government is needed in Hawaii, especially in the age of the internet, so that we the people can know where our $2.5 billion of taxpayer dollars are being spent. Hawaii is governed by leaders that like to spend a lot of the taxpayers' dollars. Many of my progressive friends have lofty goals for society written by the tax bill of someone richer than them. In liberal Hawaii, I think those cheerleaders for government programs should demand solid accountability.

Hawaii Schools Under Heat For No Air Conditioning

Posted 09.06.2013 | Parents

Hawaii public schools are getting off to a rocky start this school year. First, reports surfaced that many of the state's schools lack air conditioner...

Ready to Learn?

Coreen K. Lee | Posted 11.04.2013 | Hawaii
Coreen K. Lee

This month, thousands of keiki across the islands are starting their school careers as they anxiously begin kindergarten in our public schools. Yet, local studies tell us that more than 40% begin school without a solid learning foundation.

States Backtracked On Reform Commitments, Face Threats To Federal Funds

AP | By CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 01.10.2012 | Education

MIAMI -- Several states that won a slice of the U.S. Department of Education's $4.3 billion Race to the Top competition have had to delay plans to imp...

Hawaii Chided For 'Unsatisfactory' Race To The Top Performance

AP | By KIMBERLY HEFLING and JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 02.21.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- An Education Department official on Wednesday admonished Hawaii for its "unsatisfactory" performance under a $75 million federal grant t...