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Gas leak at Maui Prep prompts concerns from parents

In addition to the health effects, some parents say they fear the gas leak could have led to an explosion, and they feel as though the school didn’t take the situation seriously enough. Read more

President Lassner fighting for $24M for University of Hawaii budget

University of Hawaii President David Lassner is fighting to maintain $24 million in state funding for UH that disappears July 1, while facing “antipathy” from three state senators, including the chairs of the Senate’s finance and higher education committees. Read more

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                                <strong>Clementina D. Ceria-Ulep: </strong>
                                <em>She received her Ph.D. in nursing administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va. </em>
UH names permanent head of nursing school

Clementina D. Ceria-Ulep, a University of Hawaii graduate and lauded UH faculty member and leader, was appointed permanent dean of the UH Manoa Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing. Read more

                                The Camarillo Brothers will be among the entertainers at Saturday’s “Teach Our Future” concert.
Concert to support Hawaii teachers

The third annual “Teach Our Future” concert to benefit Hawaii teachers will feature a wide range of local talent Saturday at McKinley High School. Read more

                                People attending a previous HIDOE Traffic Safety Fair are shown how to properly hitch a trailer at one of several “learning stations.”
Traffic Safety Fair today honors late McKinley teen

The event, free and open to the public, is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lower parking lot of Aloha Stadium. It is presented by the state Department of Education in collaboration with DTRIC Insurance and Par Hawaii. Read more

                                Kurt Fevella, left, Elijah Pierick.
GOP leader urges ouster of Republican representative over LGBTQ flags

The senior Republican state senator has asked voters to reject a freshman Republican House member in the 2024 election after Rep. Elijah Pierick questioned why ‘Ewa Makai Middle School has LGBTQ flags on campus, including outside the principal’s office. Read more

                                An initial proposal presented to the state Board of Education by state schools Superintendent Keith Hayashi calling for increasing base pay for 25 top state Department of Education executives by about $13,000 was scaled back after it drew angry reactions Thursday. Above, Hayashi speaks at Pauoa Elementary School.
Proposed raises for Hawaii DOE executives reduced

The initial proposal presented to the board by state schools Superintendent Keith Hayashi had called for increasing base pay by about $13,000, and maximum pay by about $22,000, for three groups of superintendents who work under him. Read more

                                Kulanihakoi High School on Maui delayed its opening due to safety concerns with traffic. Residents held signs urging the school to be opened.
Guarded hope greets stalled opening of Maui school

Fourteen-year-old Tyler Sammon says he really is glad that Gov. Josh Green has announced an agreement meant to end a bureaucratic impasse and finally open the still-vacant new Kulanihakoi High School in Kihei, Maui, possibly this August. Read more

                                This image provided by NBC News, Abby Zwerner, a first-grade teacher who was shot and wounded by a 6-year-old student in Virginia, speaks to Savannah Guthrie on NBC’s Today Show, which aired Tuesday March 21.
Virginia teacher shot by 6-year-old: ‘I thought I had died’

“For going through what I’ve gone through, I try to stay positive. You know, try to have a positive outlook on what’s happened and where my future’s heading,” Zwerner said in a portion of the interview that was aired Monday on “NBC Nightly News.” Read more

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