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Entries Tagged as 'Education'

Ethics ruling stops student trips, at least for now

February 21st, 2015 · 9 Comments

Public school teachers can no longer take all-expense paid free trips when arranging educational travel for groups of students and parents, according to the State Ethics Commission. I described the situation in an article on Civil Beat yesterday (“No More Free Trips for Hawaii Public School Teachers, State Ethics Commission ruling nixes public school educational […]

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Tags: Education · Ethics

Bill would eliminate many UH language programs and a quarter of all BA programs

February 3rd, 2015 · 23 Comments

I just received this legislative alert: Received some alarming news yesterday from a colleague: there is a proposal, House Bill 555, scheduled for a public hearing Wednesday that would require shutting down any programs that graduate less than 10 majors per year. You can find the hearing notice here. The German program graduated 9 students […]

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Tags: Education · Legislature · Politics

What ever happened to the “Wonder Blunder” criminal charges?

January 27th, 2015 · 5 Comments

I was just wondering what has happened to the criminal charges filed against two men who allegedly conned the University of Hawaii out of $200,000 in the failed concert that became known as the “Wonder Blunder”? So I went to the court records to find out the current status of the case. Sean Barriero, of […]

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Tags: Court · Crime · Education

Planned Parenthood President to speak on UH Manoa Campus this week

January 25th, 2015 · No Comments

Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, will be speaking on the University of Hawaii Manoa Campus this Friday, January 30, 2015. Her appearance is scheduled for 12:30 pm to 2 pm in Kuykendall Auditorium. The free event is open to the public as well as the […]

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Tags: Education · Health · Politics

Kaiser cancels school assembly due to bullying, threats

November 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Kaiser High School administrators notified parents yesterday that an assembly planned for today was being cancelled due to cyberbullying and threats made via a new social app. A new social media application, Yik Yak, has resulted in what we consider cyberbullying use. Yik Yak allows users to anonymously post and connect with other users within […]

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Tags: Computers · Education