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UH Manoa faculty senate chair resigns

May 12th, 2015 · 5 Comments

The chair of the Faculty Senate at the University of Hawaii Manoa Campus resigned from his post early Monday, citing “a serious misjudgment” in dealing with reporters last week. In an email distributed to faculty, Professor Ron Bontekoe explained why his resignation. “I accepted a request to speak out publicly in my capacity as Manoa […]

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Tags: Education · Media · Politics

Throwback Thursday: Punahou Kindergarten 1952-53

April 30th, 2015 · 5 Comments

Yes, I’m there in the middle of the back row. I have to admit that I remember almost no one in this photo from my kindergarten class at Punahou School (back when dinosaurs still roamed the earth). One person I’ve kept in touch with is Larry Olney, who lived right across the street from our […]

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Tags: Education · History

Ethics ruling on free trips for teacher-chaperones deserves better media coverage

April 27th, 2015 · 5 Comments

The State Ethics Commission, and the state’s conflict of interest law, is losing the media war. Case in point. The Star-Advertiser ran another story today in which educators spoke out against a State Ethics Commission ruling restricting free travel and other benefits for teachers organizing student trips (“Chaperones taken aback by advice“). The thing that […]

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Tags: Education · Ethics · Media

The UHS Class of ’65 celebrates

April 19th, 2015 · 3 Comments

“If I’d known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.”   — Eubie Blake Yesterday I was among dozens of members of the University High School Class of 1965 gathered to celebrate our 50th reunion (OMG!). It’s hard to admit that number, even to myself. It seems […]

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Tags: Education · History

HSTA and DOE agree on TRO blocking latest ethics ruling

March 29th, 2015 · 16 Comments

The Hawaii Labor Relations Board has approved an agreement between the Department of Education and the Hawaii State Teachers Association to defer enforcement of a recent ethics ruling barring candidates for union office from distributing their campaign materials through school mailboxes, according to the attorney representing the union. The labor board approved a stipulated temporary […]

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Tags: Education · Ethics · Labor · Politics