The state rolled out its teacher evaluation system last year, much to the consternation of some educators. This year, there’s a new and improved version, but questions remain about what role evaluations play in better schools for Hawai‘i.
Every year HONOLULU Magazine looks at official state Department of Education data to rank our Island schools on parent, teacher and student satisfaction, as well as academic performance. This year, we also take a look at something that worries every parent: school safety. Here’s how Hawaii’s schools stack up.
Victoria wiseman • photography by adam jung • photo illustration by erik ries
It’s been 20 years since a class-action lawsuit forced the state to dramatically overhaul the way it provided special-education services to the students who needed them. Two decades after the Felix consent decree, here is what special education looks like in Hawai‘i’s schools today.