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                                Hawaii’s total enrolled student count dropped to 208,139 for the 2021-2022 school year, down from 211,356 the previous year. Above, desks were spaced out in a classroom at Aikahi Elementary School during the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.
Pandemic leads to shrinking enrollment at Hawaii schools

An unexpected “disappearance” of thousands of students from school enrollment in Hawaii during the COVID-19 pandemic has some education officials concerned that parents might have withdrawn their children without following procedures mandated by state law, technically making them truant. Read more

                                R.L. Stevenson Middle School.
Former Oahu principal sues Department of Education over threat case

A former principal of Stevenson Middle School has filed a civil suit in U.S. District Court against the state Department of Education, alleging that officials failed to adequately protect her amid violent threats and sexual harassment from an unknown person or people, and retaliated against her for questioning the department’s response. Read more

                                Chaminade University.
Chaminade’s state resident tuition rate to match UH-Manoa’s

The private Chaminade University says it will start guaranteeing a tuition rate for incoming freshmen from Hawaii that will match the resident undergraduate rate of the public University of Hawaii at Manoa — a steep discount on Chaminade’s typical tuition price. Read more

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