Latest Hawaii Department of Education News

Hawaii changes virus isolation, quarantine times in schools

Jan. 11, 2022 16:40 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii public schools are changing their COVID-19 isolation and quarantine rules to allow for shorter periods of time out of class. In alignment with new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state health and education officials announced...

Pearl Harbor-area schools report chemical odor in water

Nov. 30, 2021 01:05 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Two elementary schools near Pearl Harbor say “chemical-like” smells were coming from water lines on their campuses, the state Department of Education said Monday. The news came a day after the Navy said it was investigating reports of a chemical...

Lack of pedestrian bridge delays new Maui school opening

Oct. 29, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

KIHEI, Hawaii (AP) — A new high school on Maui won’t be welcoming students as planned next fall because the state Department of Education didn't build a pedestrian bridge to the campus. The state Land Use Commission on Thursday voted unanimously to stick to its...