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Hawai‘i’s Public School Lunches Are Changing in a Big Way

There is something cooking in Hawai‘i’s public schools, and that’s unusual.
2019.05.30 03:20 PM

How Hawaiian Immersion Programs Are Inspiring Public School Students

Learning centers and Hawaiian language immersion are among the programs that show that Hawai‘i public schools reach far beyond test scores and letter grades.
2019.05.23 08:18 PM

The Bottom Line: How the Hawai‘i DOE Gets and Spends its Money

The state Department of Education manages a $1.99 billion operating budget. But how is that budget funded?
2019.05.21 04:12 PM

Meatballs, Dorms and Line Dancing—What the Hell’s Up With Aloha Tower?

Hawai‘i Pacific University’s move to Aloha Tower Marketplace and Waterfront and Pioneer plazas is a real cliffhanger. What’s next?
2019.05.20 04:00 PM

How Did Hawai‘i’s Public Schools Rank in 2017–2018?

Since 2003, HONOLULU Magazine has been publishing a chart that ranks Hawai‘i’s public schools.
2019.05.11 07:00 AM

Why Do We Rate Public Schools?

I have this conversation every year on the streets of O‘ahu. Here is my answer.
2019.04.09 03:28 PM

Insider’s Guide to Honolulu Museums

46 cool things to try at O‘ahu’s museums.
2018.12.21 06:30 AM

Sit in a 19th Century Trial at Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center

The center brings the law to life in a courtroom restored to what it looked like in 1913, with an exhibit depicting the effects of martial law in the Islands.
2018.12.06 07:23 PM

2019 Hawai‘i College Guide

(Sponsored) Your guide to navigating the admissions process, financial aid applications, preparing for college, avoiding the Freshman 15, building a network and more. Plus, get an insider perspective on studying abroad.
2018.10.29 05:50 PM

How Did Hawai‘i’s Public Schools Rank in 2016–2017?

We’ve ranked Hawai‘i’s public schools from the best-performing to the worst, using official state Department of Education data. How does your school measure up?
2018.05.02 08:55 AM

How Hawai‘i’s Schools Are Tackling Chronic Absenteeism

A prime predictor of future economic and emotional instability, and even prison time, chronic absenteeism affects large numbers of Hawai‘i public school students. Last school year, nearly 27,000 students got in trouble for missing too much school. Helping them show up consistently will take a community effort.
2018.04.30 08:55 AM

Can Hawai‘i’s Latest Schools Superintendent Reform Our Public Schools?

After heading two very different school systems that each faced controversy, New York native Christina Kishimoto sees reason to believe Hawai‘i’s much-maligned public schools can adopt innovative school reform that helps students succeed.
2018.04.23 08:55 AM