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Hawaii high school students tapped to fill medical assistant shortage

Demand for medical assistants in Hawaii far outstrips supply, after Heald College shut down three years ago and Med-Assist of Hawaii lost its accreditation in February. Read More

UH Manoa gets $1M for microbe research in Waimea Valley

Waimea Valley’s natural beauty has long drawn admirers, with its picturesque waterfall, flourishing botanical gardens and river pushing through sand dunes to a sparkling bay. Read More

Honolulu pays tribute to 9/11 victims, first responders

A misty rain fell gently as more than 100 police officers, firefighters and emergency workers stood at attention at noon Tuesday in Tamarind Park downtown, honoring those killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks 17 years ago. Read More

Commission votes to replace board of Ka Waihona charter school in Nanakuli

The Charter School Commission will reconstitute the governing board of Ka Waihona o ka Na‘auao, a charter school in Nanakuli, because of persistent concerns about its failure to manage school finances. Read More

Hawaii Board of Education reviews stronger anti-bullying rules in wake of lawsuit

Board of Education members got their first look Thursday at stronger regulations against bullying and harassment in Hawaii’s public schools but decided they need more work before going out to public hearing. Read More

Girl Scouts take lead with STEM over Labor Day weekend

Shari Chang, a fourth-generation Girl Scout, cringes when she hears anyone say Girl Scouts just do “camping and crafts and cookies.” Read More

Lawsuit blames Hawaii schools for allowing bullying and violence

Sandee Niblock was on the phone with her daughter, a freshman at Castle High School, and could hear other students chanting, telling her to “get off the f—ing bus.” Read More

Homebuilders in Kalihi-Ala Moana corridor must pay new school fee

Residential builders will have to pay $3,864 as a school impact fee for each new housing unit constructed along the Kalihi to Ala Moana urban corridor starting Oct. 1, a big discount from the $9,374 estimate two years ago. Read More

More than 800 people evacuate from hurricane

The cavernous gymnasium at McKinley High School proved a popular spot for residents seeking shelter ahead of the storm Thursday, with more than 170 people checking in by midafternoon, many of them homeless. Read More

Big Island and Maui County schools and universities to shut Wednesday

All public schools and University of Hawaii campuses on Maui, Hawaii island, Molokai and Lanai will be closed starting today until further notice, as the islands brace for the arrival of Hurricane Lane. Read More

Kamehameha Schools seeks 3 principals after departures

Kamehameha Schools’ flagship Kapalama campus is relying on interim principals at its elementary, middle and high schools as the academic year begins, following an exodus of leaders last semester. Read More

C-SPAN Bus stops by Hawaii while on 50-state tour

In an era of partisanship, the C-SPAN Bus is touring Hawaii with an antidote, educating students about its impartial public affairs programming and gathering stories of the islands to share with the rest of the country. Read More

C-SPAN Bus brings nonpartisan message to Hawaii

In an era of partisanship, the C-SPAN Bus is touring Hawaii with an antidote, educating students about its impartial public affairs programming and gathering stories of the islands to share with the rest of the country. Read More

Two Hawaii teachers land Albert Einstein fellowships

Two of the 14 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowships awarded this year nationwide are going to Hawaii public school teachers, an outsized representation for a small state. Read More

Hawaii students forge peace on Hiroshima anniversary

When Hiromi Peterson and Naomi Hirano-Omizo began writing their “Adventures in Japanese” textbooks nearly 30 years ago, they had only their Punahou School students in mind. Read More

State offers free preschool at more elementary campuses

With many youngsters priced out of preschool, the state is expanding free prekindergarten as the school year begins Monday, opening new classrooms for 4-year-olds at public elementary schools on four islands. Read More

Lyon Arboretum: 100 years of keeping Hawaii’s heritage alive

The University of Hawaii’s Lyon Arboretum is easy to miss, up a winding, pitted roadway with a humble sign, largely overlooked by the crush of hikers heading to Manoa Falls. Read More

New teachers get a head start at summer academies

Sean Uesugi thinks the “leg up” he got at the Beginning Teachers Summer Academy was just what he needed as he takes on his new role as a special-education teacher. Read More

Hawaii teachers tackle a slimy subject: rat lungworm disease

Kay Howe wore a beige T-shirt with a catchy message to the workshop she led for public and private school teachers at ‘Iolani School: A drawing of a slug with the words “Let’s Talk About It” adorned the front, and a warning about “Hawaii’s STD,” or slug-transmitted disease, aka rat lungworm, was on the back. Read More

Donors pick up $3.7 million tuition tab for University of Hawaii medical students

A trio of donors is aiming to tackle the physician shortage in an unusual way — they are picking up the entire tuition tab for nearly a third of the incoming class at the University of Hawaii Medical School. Read More

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