Dates and times for 2015 Hawaii High School graduating ceremonies.
The U.S. Department of Education review team visits Hawaii Tuesday through Friday of next week to conduct a fiscal review and reassess the “high-risk” status of a $75 million grant the department warned could be taken away because of unsatisfactory progress on promised reforms.
The public school teacher’s union in Hawaii may prepare for a vote to strike, or at least continue to challenge legally a contract offer imposed in July if members do not ratify a proposed six-year pact today. Hawaii State Teachers Association President Wil Okabe said that while he remained optimistic that the tentative agreement will […]
The Hawaii DOE (Department of Education) has stated that it plans to start a middle school athletics program in Hawaii starting in 2012. The three-year pilot program will debut in the 2012 – 2013 school year. It is part of a program that will help encourage at-risk youth to extend their school hours and get […]
As if going to college wasn’t already expensive enough, the Board of Regents at the University of Hawaii voted 9-3 today to approve a proposal that will increase tuition on all campuses through the next five years. This brings me to my next question. Is college even worth it anymore? The second leading cause of […]
It looks like the unorganized joke that we all call the Hawaii Department of Education has reared its ugly, unorganized head again. The DOE is now asking for an additional $58 million for operating costs during the 2012-2013 school year. Really? $58 million? That is how far apart we are in budget planning? The funding […]
Does it feel like lunch prices at your child’s school are always on the rise? Sure it does, because they are. Now the state is planning on doing it again, as the price of a school lunch in Hawaii is heading up again. The state is seeking an 85-cent increase to the price of a […]
Surfing was originated in Hawaii, was perfected in Hawaii, and will now be part of high school sports in Hawaii. Hawaii will become the first state to recognize surfing as a state championship sport in high school. What do I say? This has been a long time coming, and it is abut time. Board of […]