Education

Ige appoints Kamehameha educator to BOE seat; 2 others reappointed

Amid push to unionize, UH grad students say their voices aren’t being heard

More Hawaii high schoolers graduating, but college-going rate doesn’t budge

14 principals in the running for a prestigious Hawaii leadership award

Your vote can help an Iolani School teacher win a special prize

LIST: Here’s all this year’s graduation ceremonies for Hawaii public schools

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Preschool teachers take (and teach) a lesson in farming, healthy eating

  Culinary course offers high schoolers a taste of the restaurant business

  Forget the beach. High schoolers spend spring break learning construction

  'Amazing’: Middle school team’s solution for plastic pollution gets national attention

UH receives a record-number of applications from interested students

Housing vouchers considered as incentive for attracting (and keeping) teachers

  Coaches and parents in college admissions scheme find jobs in danger

At a brief court appearance Wednesday, a judge allowed Lori Loughlin to be released on $1 million bond and travel to the area around Vancouver, Canada, to work but otherwise imposed strict travel restrictions.

  Argosy University’s closure leaves students scrambling, threatens broader impacts

Students, facing thousands of dollars in debt, say they're not sure what they'll do next.

  In his middle school robotics class, imagination is just as important as math

Robert Walker saves videos of robots his Moanalua Middle School students design and build. It's a collection of amazing creations.

A new building at UH is one step closer to completion

Some UH Manoa students left their mark on a new building on campus — literally.

Proposal to raise taxes to better fund education passes key hurdle at state Senate

  For first time, all-girls Sacred Hearts Academy chooses male head of school

  Parents urged to use ‘Momo Challenge’ to open important conversation with children

  Roosevelt High’s band has a big date in the Big Apple – at Carnegie Hall!

  Students learn physics (and much more) by making and donating ukulele

Security increased after a threat aimed at a Hawaii Island charter school

Social media threat against Pearl City High, copycat posts were bogus

Parents are being asked not to re-post the threats, but report them.

School bus driver crashed into tree while under influence of drugs, NJ police say

First responders found the bus driver unconscious at the crash site and used Narcan to revive her.

Teacher cuts waist-length hair to support 5-year-old girl bullied for short haircut

After a 5-year-old in Texas got her hair cut, her friends started calling her a boy, and she began wearing a hat to school. But her teacher’s kind gesture changed everything.

  10 months after historic flood, Aina Haina preschool finally reopens

"It’s better than how it was. It’s really nice."

  How to better fund education? Teachers propose bumping up GET

Hawaii's education department and teachers are now backing another controversial idea to raise money for public schools.

  Saint Francis School in Manoa announces it will close at end of school year

“This is very sad for all of us and it has been the most heart-wrenching weeks and months of planning."

Teacher tells students MLK assassination was ‘complete fabrication,’ NC parent says

After the school district began investigating the allegations, the substitute teacher turned in her resignation.

  Plastic is out and reusables are in at school on a mission to reduce trash

So innovative!

Caldwell: The city could do a better job running schools than the state

“I think perhaps if the school system was managed by the local entity, there would be more reaction to the problems and addressing those problems.”

Father sues bullies after son named ‘most likely to shoot up school’

Because of the rumor, allegedly spread by bullies, the boy was ostracized and ridiculed by his classmates and searched and interrogated by staff, according to the father’s attorney.

  The newest Hawaiian-language course for high schoolers: How to fly a drone

At Ke Kula Kaiapuni O Anuenue School, nine high school students fan out across the school's playground to fly a drone.

Suspect accused of threatening students with weapon, stealing their phones

“The safety of your children is of utmost importance."

  Ala Wai educator selected for one of profession’s highest honors

Teacher Sara King was announced as a recipient in an assembly at the school Monday.

Kapolei school alerts families of attempted kidnapping on campus

One student was able to get away.

Teacher, aides punished children with autism using dark bathroom, loud whistle, investigators say

The three suspects were investigated after a witness reported them to the school resource officer, according to the sheriff.

The Digital Age is killing cursive. A Hawaii calligrapher is trying to change that

"I have loved handwriting ever since I could pick up a pen."

  To reverse flagging enrollment, UH is doing something ‘unprecedented' — cutting tuition

Tuition at UH’s four-year institutions has risen above many of its peers.

Boy with autism intentionally locked out of school by principal, mother says

The school district placed the principal on paid administrative leave while it investigates the allegations.

Ige’s preschool plan includes moving all sixth graders to middle schools

“We must create a universal, statewide high-quality public preschool system that will give every child in Hawaii a head start on learning."

These kids from Kalihi are taking on the world ... with robotics

“The whole team started crying and screaming."

1-year contract extension for Hawaii schools superintendent

The superintendent of Hawaii's statewide public school district is getting a one-year contract extension.

Kapolei High student arrested for allegedly bringing handgun to class

A student at Kapolei High School was arrested on suspicion of several firearms-related offenses after he allegedly brought a handgun to school.

Schools offer aid, discounts to St. Francis students left scrambling for options

In Hawaii, 22 private schools have shut down since 2006.

Want to earn a college degree but don’t have time? UH is offering an alternative

The program will roll out in phases.

  Saint Francis to lay off dozens of teachers, do away with upper grades

The school’s board of directors announced the decision Monday afternoon.

A Hawaii Island school gets a big donation for a much needed facility

the schools serves students in grades K through 12.

President and CEO of Damien Memorial out over conflicts with his leadership style

The reason for his departure: A conflict in "leadership style."

Report: Airguns once again dominate ‘firearm’ violations at public schools

Airguns are often seen as toys, though authorities warn they can look incredibly authentic.

Hawaii to roll out database to track school repair backlog

Hawaii schools have about 3,800 pending projects that are broken down into 11 categories.

  The ‘miracle’ prescription for the boy who suffered 30 seizures a day? A high-fat diet

"It's a miracle that through foods he enjoys, that it's preventing his seizures."

  To prepare them for independent living, special ed teacher gives her students the gift of financial literacy

was inspired to become a special ed teacher by her autistic sister Haley's own rise to independence.

  Girls’ locker rooms in governor’s budget, but advocates say more needs to be done

Girls athletic facilities part of $400 million proposed for school improvements.

Ige proposes major expansion of ‘free college’ program for low-income students

The governor also wants to bolster funding to Early College programs at Hawaii high schools.

University of Hawaii holds mid-year commencement ceremony for hundreds of graduates

Hundreds of University of Hawaii students will celebrate the completion of their collegiate studies on Saturday.

  He asked for $100,000 to start a major music tournament at his school. And he got it

"My dream actually came true."

Police investigating threats made at 2 Hawaii schools

Police are investigating threats made at two Big Island schools late Monday.

'Unequal treatment’: Athletes file class action over lack of girls’ facilities, opportunities at Hawaii schools

“Simply because of their gender ... plaintiffs experience grossly unequal treatment, benefits and opportunities in relation to male athletes.”

UH Manoa reports record-setting graduation rates for Native Hawaiians and Filipinos

“We are, of course, very proud of the steady climb..."

  Kids treated after being served Pine-Sol instead of apple juice at preschool

The Health Department investigated the facility following the incident.

  Innovative high school program helping to fill demand for medical assistants

"I feel like starting as a medical assistant is a good opportunity for me to gain experience working in the health care field."

  At Waipahu High, students are writing books to inspire younger kids in their communities to read

Senior students at Waipahu High School are putting their creative energy to work as authors and illustrators.

  School improvements could be completed faster under the DOE’s new plan

The Department of Education is launching its new facilities maintenance program to help get projects completed faster.

  A ‘time bomb’ waiting to happen: New figures highlight critical shortage of special ed teachers

“This is a time bomb waiting for a lawsuit to occur."

  It’s not just that Hawaii can’t hire enough teachers. Schools also can’t convince them to stay

In the 2018-19 school year, there were 521 teacher vacancies at Hawaii public schools.

  Nanakuli charter school once hailed as educational leader in upheaval amid financial woes

Near the end of last year, the school was so low on cash it was possible employees wouldn't be paid.

Schools near stadium adjust schedules to prepare for Bruno Mars concert gridlock

The parking lot at the schools will also open to concert goers.

Survey: More than half of Hawaii middle schoolers say bullying a problem

The survey come as the DOE faces mounting pressure to address bullying and harassment on school campuses.

Meet Hawaii’s 2019 Teacher of the Year

He'll represent Hawaii in the National Teacher of the Year program.

More Hawaii public school students taking (and passing) AP exams

Nearly 7,000 Hawaii public school students took AP exams last school year.

Weeks after system outage, DOE starts processing late payments to vendors

Employee payroll and school food services weren’t affected.

  Board approves significant rate hike for parking at U.H. Manoa

The University of Hawaii Board of Regents on Thursday approved a significant parking rate increase at the lower Manoa campus parking structure in order to help pay for repairs.

Crews finish repairing water main break in Waiakea

The water main break happened near Waiakeawaena Elementary School.

  Parents join teachers at Hawaii schools to rally in support of constitutional amendment

The proposed amendment calls for a new tax on investment properties to help fund schools.

4 former governors weigh in on controversial constitutional amendment

A new TV spot will hit Hawaii’s airwaves Monday.

  Football player’s family challenging little known practice rule that sidelined their son’s season

The family says the rule is unfair.

  Talk about aiming high: This Big Island teacher wants to install an observatory on campus

"This telescope is an opportunity for them to be exposed to something beyond Hookena."

Hawaii teacher’s big idea: Create a statewide competition to celebrate young musical talent

Zachary Morita is up for a $100,000 grant to turn his proposal into a reality.

  With on-campus center, Aiea High teacher wants to steer students to health care careers

Aiea High School health and science teacher Ryan Chatfield hopes to steer some of her students toward careers in health care.