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Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund Announces 2014 – 2015 Scholarship Recipients from Hawaii

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF), the nation's largest nonprofit provider of college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students, announced its latest class of scholarship recipients from Hawaii. The 24 students will receive scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $15,000 to help support their dreams of higher […]

July 17th, 2014 | Posted in Education | Read More »

Report shows Access Learning pilot enhances teaching and student learning

Graphic: Emily Metcalf

REPORT FROM THE DOE - HONOLULU – A first-year report on the Hawaii State Department of Education’s (DOE) Access Learning pilot presented to the Hawaii State Board of Education (BOE) today shows the initiative is helping to reduce burden on teachers, increase student engagement and responsibility, and improve parents’ support of public schools. Last year, […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Education | Read More »

Kahuku High raises GPA requirement for athletic eligibility

Kahuku Red Raiders courtesy of Kahuku High

REPORT FROM KAHUKU HIGH - Aligning with Hawaii Department of Education’s goal to equip students for college and career, Kahuku High and Intermediate secured a waiver from the Board of Education to raise student-athlete eligibility levels to a 2.3 GPA from the standard 2.0. The waiver – granting an exception from the 26-year-old BOE policy […]

July 9th, 2014 | Posted in Education | Read More »

Hawaii State Department of Education reminds parents about kindergarten requirements

Graphic by Emily Metcalf

HONOLULU – With public school slated to start in a month on August 1, the Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) is reminding parents about the new kindergarten requirements. Starting this school year, children must be 5 years old on or before July 31 to enter kindergarten. Also, kindergarten is now mandatory in the State […]

June 30th, 2014 | Posted in Education | Read More »

Researchers to embark on extraordinary expedition to Loihi Seamount


Starting June 25, University of Hawaii Mānoa will lead an expedition to Loihi Seamount, southeast of the island of Hawai‘i, whose base remains largely unexplored. Dr. Brian Glazer, lead scientist and Associate Professor of Oceanography, his team from UHM, and colleagues from the University of Minnesota, IFREMER Centre de Brest and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution […]

June 24th, 2014 | Posted in Education,Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Hawaii school principals predict substantial drop in reading and math scores

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HONOLULU – Sixty five percent of Hawaii’s public school principals are predicting a drastic drop in math and reading test scores the coming school year, in one case by as much as 50 percent. The main culprits: Common Core and government bureaucracy. The principals made their report on their required Academic Plan for the 2014-2015 […]

June 20th, 2014 | Posted in Education,Today in Hawaii | Read More »

Assets High School: Academy of the Pacific Campus Opens Summer of 2015

Assets Head of School Paul Singer and AOP Board Chair Barron Guss (center left and right) with new Assets Board of Trustee members Phil Bossert and Fritz Johnson (outside left and right) at the Assets High School: Academy of the Pacific Campus.

HONOLULU - Next summer, Assets High School will begin holding classes at the Academy of the Pacific Alewa Heights campus which will be named: Assets High School: Academy of the Pacific Campus.  AOP graciously finalized a merger agreement with Assets School.  Assets is the surviving entity of the merger and will uphold the AOP legacy […]

June 19th, 2014 | Posted in Education | Read More »

Honolulu Community College Reaccredited by NATEF

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HONOLULU - Honolulu Community College’s Automotive Technology Program was recently reaccredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc. (NATEF).  The results of the on-site evaluation indicated that the program continues to meet the requirements for the NATEF Master Automobile Service Technology Accreditation – the highest level of achievement recognized by NATEF. NATEF commended Honolulu […]

June 19th, 2014 | Posted in Education | Read More »

Hawaii High School and Middle School Students Improve Health Behaviors

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HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH), Department of Education (DOE), and University of Hawaii (UH) have released new findings from the 2013 Hawaii Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) for the state and all four counties. Administered to public non-charter school students in grades 6-12 throughout the state every two years, the YRBS […]

June 16th, 2014 | Posted in Education | Read More »

Hawai‘i Community College Agriculture students donate 1,000 pounds of produce to Food Basket

Hawai‘i CC Agriculture students donate 1,000 pounds of produce to Food Basket

HILO — At the start of the fall semester last year, a group of students in the Hawai‘i Community College Agriculture Program set an ambitious goal: donate 1,000 pounds of vegetables to the local Food Basket in Hilo. In early May, after eight months of growing, harvesting and giving away lettuce, eggplant, tomatillos and other […]

June 4th, 2014 | Posted in Education | Read More »

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