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Commission to Pay for Halau Lokahi Staff Through Month’s End

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SUBMITTED BY THE STATE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL COMMISSION - HONOLULU– The State Public Charter School Commission will release enough funds to pay teachers and staff at Hālau Lōkahi Charter School through the end of this month, in order to allow families and staff two more weeks to make transitions to new schools and new employers.  At that […]

January 14th, 2015 | Posted in Education,Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Senator Thielen addresses "self-governed" issues

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Senator Laura Thielen opened the conversation with the honor students from Remington College with a brief history of the Hawaii State Legislature Women's Caucus.   The Hawaii Women's Legislative Caucus is concerned that police protect the safety of all victims and response to all incidents of domestic violence as serious crimes. Senator Thielen voiced her […]

December 18th, 2014 | Posted in Education,Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Remington College Honor Students visit State Capitol

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Senator Will Espero met with criminal justice and sociology students from Remington College at the State Capitol to discuss how a bill is introduced and heard in committee.   "There is an art to getting a bill passed," Senator Espero told the students.   As the chairman of the Senate Public Safety, Government Operations & […]

December 15th, 2014 | Posted in Education,Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Waianae teacher writes her way to healing from domestic abuse on PBS Hawaii’s HIKI NŌ

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HONOLULU, HI – On next Thursday’s edition of PBS Hawaii’s student news show, HIKI NŌ, students from Waianae Intermediate School on Oahu tell the story of Momi Robbins-Makaila, a Waianae Intermediate School teacher who has written a book about the domestic abuse she has suffered in her life and the effect it had on her son. Titled Candy Canes […]

October 26th, 2014 | Posted in Education | Read More »

Finalists for Vice Chancellor for Students will visit UHM campus

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Four finalists have been identified for the position of Vice Chancellor for Students at UH Mānoa. The four finalists are each scheduled to participate over a two-day period of visits in October that covers department discussions; meetings with senior administrators, faculty, staff, students, and internal and external constituents; and a public presentation. Campus and community […]

September 27th, 2014 | Posted in Education | Read More »

Shock and awe-inspiring: 2014 DOE Employee of the Year hails from Kahaluu Elementary

DOE EOTY 2014 Monica DeCosta
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REPORT FROM THE DOE - Days after hearing her name announced as the Hawaii Department of Education’s 2014 Employee of the Year, Kahaluu Elementary’s Monica DeCosta said she still felt shocked. It was the first award she received in her 20-year DOE career, she stated. “This award is meaningful because after all my hard work, […]

September 18th, 2014 | Posted in Education | Read More »

Hawaii State Department of Education releases Educator Effectiveness System Results from School Year 2013-14

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REPORT FROM THE DOE - HONOLULU – An overwhelming majority of the state’s more than 11,000 teachers are “effective” and “highly effective” educators, according to Educator Effectiveness System (EES) results from school year 2013-14 released today by the Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE). Teachers received their results during conferences with their administrators earlier this […]

August 20th, 2014 | Posted in Education | Read More »

UH Student ID cards no longer require stamp validation for Fall semester

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As of Fall 2014, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa students will no longer require the physical stamp on the back of their UH Mānoa ID cards (old or newer version) for a semester validation. The new Mānoa One Card system now links all Mānoa ID cards directly to their system records, making the validation stamps […]

August 11th, 2014 | Posted in Education | Read More »

Study of Hawaiian medicinal plants sparks Native Hawaiian students’ interest in STEM professions

L to R:  Keolani Noa, outreach and Native Hawaiian coordinator of the STEM Program at KCC; Stacy Clayton, director of Extension Education Services at Kamehameha Schools, and Andrew Chang, 2nd year KCC STEM student and peer mentor for the program.

HONOLULU - Kamehameha Schools has awarded Kapi‘olani Community College $50,000 to fund a new program called Project Olonā. Project Olonā will engage 12 Native Hawaiian students in the comparison of plant growth rates using traditional soil and hydroponic systems. First-year college students will apply hands-on research to identify the active ingredients of Hawaiian medicinal plants […]

August 1st, 2014 | Posted in Education | Read More »

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 »

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