Oct 5, 2017, K5, Honolulu: Some special ed parents say they're off to rocky start with new schools head http://www.k5thehometeam.com/story/36534449/some-special-ed-parents-say-theyre-off-to-rock The biggest challenge ahead for Hawaii's new head of public schools could be conflicts over how to handle special education. And some special needs families say new superintendent Christina Kishimoto doesn't seem supportive of their concerns. While the superintendent says she is working with families, parent group For Our Keiki is taking to social media to share their concerns about the new leader of Hawaii's school district…. One in every 10 Hawaii public school students are in special education. That amounts to about 19,000 students. And special education services at Hawaii's public schools have long been a point of concern.