Latest Hawaii Department of Education News

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...

ACLU demands reform after Black girl arrested in Hawaii

Oct. 18, 2021 22:12 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police officers and officials with Hawaii’s public school system discriminated against a disabled Black child by handcuffing, arresting and interrogating the 10-year-old girl for a “run-of-the-mill” dispute between children, the American Civil Liberties Union...

Hawaii officials have not considered student vaccine mandate

Sep. 17, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's statewide public school system has not yet considered requiring vaccinations for eligible students. Hawaii Department of Education Interim Superintendent Keith Hayashi told Board of Education members the decision would be up to the Department...

Missing Hawaii girl's parents withdrew her from school

Sep. 16, 2021 21:45 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The adoptive parents of a missing 6-year-old Hawaii girl pulled her out of school to home-school her, the state Department of Education said. Isabella Kalua attended kindergarten at Waimanalo Elementary last school year via distance learning, said Nanea...