Nonprofit Group Says DOE Is Withholding Key Financial Data by Suevon Lee, Civil Beat, 5/14/19
Editorial View – Public Schools Need Fiscal Clarity, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 4/24/19
Budget battle: Nonprofit seeks financial data on Hawaii public schools by Susan Essoyan Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 4/22/19
Column: Empowering schools requires access to financial data by Ray L’Heureux and Joan Husted, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 4/16/19
ThinkTech Interview with Grassroot Institute – Ray L’Heureux and Dr. Keli’i Akina, 4/15/19
White House 2018-2019 Budget released on Monday, February 12, 2018, for the USDOE. See "Section III, Programs Proposed for Elimination" beginning at page 51.
School Design Discussion with Education Leaders — Olelo LIVE Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (HST)
Gov. David Ige and state education leaders will discuss how to design Hawaii’s public schools for the future in a program to be aired live Tuesday evening.
The panel discussion will feature BOE Chairman Lance Mizumoto, Superintendent Christine Kishimoto, Principal Keith Hayashi (Waipahu) and Stephanie Mew the 2016 State Teacher of the Year. It will be moderated by Oceanit’s Ian Kitajima.
The program, “Designing Schools for Hawaii’s Future,” will air from 6:30 p.m.to 7:30 p.m. on Olelo Channel 49 and Maui’s Akaku Channel 54, and will also stream live at olelo.org/49. It will also be available for viewing on Olelo Video On-Demand Channel 52, as well as YouTube/OleloCM and at Olelo.org/OleloNet within 48 hours of the event.
"The Broader Philosophical Debate Behind DeVos' Warning to Charter Advocates" by Arianna Prothero, Education Week, 6/13/17
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos had a warning for the thousands of attendees at the largest annual gathering of charter school advocates and educators in Washington D.C. on Tuesday: Be careful not to become the new education establishment.
"Hawaii Department of Education Prepares for Changes at the Top" by Courtney Teague, Civil Beat, 6/7/17
Future Superintendent Christina Kishimoto talks about educational equity and implementing the state's new strategic plan.
"Bilingual Preschool Program Aids Charleston County Families" Palmetto Business Daily Reports, 5/27/17
Charleston County School District (CCSD) Spanish-speaking families are gleaning multiple benefits from Abrazos, the free literacy program operated by the district and housed in a local elementary school providing children with preschool activities while educating their parents in English as a second language. The Abrazos program is organized by Title I bilingual coordinator Celina Anthony, and affiliated parent classes coordinated by Virginia Vedilago of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Nursing Department’s Hispanic Health Initiatives.
"Trump K-12 Priorities on Full Display in 2018 Budget Pitch" Andrew Ujifusa, Education Week, 5/26/17
Big boost sought for school choice amid deep cuts to other programs. More details on the proposed budget at USDOE 2018 Budget Summary
"How to Disrupt a High School" OZY News, 2/4/17
Nothing reveals as much about a society, and its future, as its high schools. Yet amid accelerating change — widening inequality, unprecedented globalization and massive advances in technology — high schools around the world have woefully lagged behind. In general, secondary education tends to reinforce and reproduce inequality while failing to prepare the next generation for future challenges. There are, of course, exceptions.
"School Board's Selection Process Called Flawed" Nanea Kalani, Honolulu Star Advertisers, 05/12/17
"Agenda Item IV.A, Board Action on selection of and contract with Superintendent finalist General Business Meeting May 11, 2017" -- After each candidate makes statements during the public portion of the meeting, the Board will interview Dr. Chen and Dr. Kishimoto in executive session at its May 11, 2017 general business meeting. The Board may make a selection at the meeting; however, the Board will not publicly announce the selected finalist until the finalist has accepted the offer and entered into a contract with the Board.
"Hawaii Teachers Overwhelmingly Ratify New 4-Year Contract" HSTA 4/27/17
"Financial Audit of the Department of Education, State of Hawaii" (Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2016) N&K CPA's, Inc. Report to the Hawaii Board of Education for 5/2/17 Hawaii BOE Audit Committee Meeting
"Lawmakers 'Disappointed' at Lack of Local Finalists for DOE Superintendent Job" Jim Mendoza, Hawaii News Now, 4/27/17
"Report on Superintendent Search Recommendations" Hawaii BOE Chair Lance Mizumoto, 4/26/17
"Does Hawaii's Public School System Need a Revolution?" Don Wallace, Honolulu Magazine, 4/24/17
"Community Voice: Lawmakers Were Wrong to Kill School-Funding Measure" Michal Nowicki, 4/24/17
"U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces Release of Updated ESSA Consolidated State Plan Template" U.S. DOE Press Release, 3/13/17
"HI DOE Fiscal Reports - Comparison Budget, School Food Service, Student Transportation, Utilities, Impact Aid Receipts, CIP, Air Conditioning" Hawaii Board of Education, 2/21/17
"HI DOE Presentation on ESSA Impacts on Fiscal Reporting System" Hawaii Board of Education, 2/21/17
"School Thoughts: Academic Empowerment--Darrel Galera" on ThinkTech Hawaii--Education Movers, Shakers, and Reformers 10/21/15 [As an Executive Director of Education Institute of Hawaii and former principal, Darrel Galera joined Jim Shon in a conversation about developing a school system to nurture school leadership and empowerment.]
"Can School Empowerment Change Hawaii's Education Culture?" John Kawamoto, Community Voice/Opinion, Civil Beat, 12/8/14
"Power to the Schools" Christine Donnelly, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 11/23/14
"Empowerment gives schools the ability to put students first" Island Voices Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 10/30/14
"Welcome Effort to Decentralize DOE" Star-Advertiser, Our View Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 10/2/14
"New Education Think Tank: Let's Overcome Hawaii's DOE Bureaucracy" Alia Wong, Civil Beat , 9/23/14
"New 'Think Tank' Aims to Empower Educators in Hawaii's Public Schools" Nanea Kalani, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 9/23/14