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Slow spending of federal COVID-19 aid for education frustrates Hawaii teachers, parents

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2020
                                Early in the pandemic schools received aid mainly to tackle health and safety and virtual-learning concerns, but now many educators say there is an urgent need to provide academic support at the classroom level. Hand sanitizer is attached to a desk in a classroom at Aikahi Elementary School in Kailua.

    ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2020

    Early in the pandemic schools received aid mainly to tackle health and safety and virtual-learning concerns, but now many educators say there is an urgent need to provide academic support at the classroom level. Hand sanitizer is attached to a desk in a classroom at Aikahi Elementary School in Kailua.

Spending the federal funds and bringing meaningful support to Hawaii’s public school students is taking longer than some think it should, hindered by red tape, political and economic tugs of war, hiring shortages and other complications. Read more

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