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Are Hawaii Schools Safe?

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.
2013.05.06 06:00 AM

What Special Education looks like now in Hawaii's Public Schools

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.
2013.05.01 06:32 AM

Editor's Page: Schools and Stars

How we’re covering the public schools this year.
2013.05.01 05:55 AM

Afterthoughts: Happy Returns

Birthdays aren’t what they used to be. I’m OK with that.
2013.04.19 06:00 AM

Hawaii's Royal Legacies

The days of Hawaii's alii are past, but many of the companies and organizations they inspired are still going strong today.
2013.04.14 06:00 AM

Unsolicited Advice: Stop Leading with the Bleeding

Hey, local TV news, enough with the coverage of grisly car accidents and weeping relatives of the injured and the slain.
2013.04.12 06:00 AM

University of Hawaii Cancer Warriors

Four ways the new UH Cancer Center is going to make a difference.
2013.04.03 06:00 AM

Why legal pot didn't happen in Hawaii

Hawaii loves marijuana. We’re famous for it: Maui Wowie, Kona Gold, Kauai Electric. This year, legislators introduced bills to legalize the drug—they got shot down.
2013.04.02 06:00 AM

Bans and Morality

Sometimes the law is too big for our problems.
2013.04.01 06:00 AM

Afterthoughts: A Burning Love

Cane fires? I'm for 'em. I might be the only one.
2013.03.21 06:00 AM

House of Healing for Mental Health in Hawaii

This state program offers mental healthcare in a clubhouse setting.
2013.03.12 06:00 AM

Combat Kitsch: Murphy's home to the world's best-travelled armadillo

This stuffed armadillo's not just a bar mascot; it's a decorated war hero.
2013.03.12 06:00 AM
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