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Cities support more native biodiversity than previously thought

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The rapid conversion of natural lands to cement-dominated urban centers is causing great losses in biodiversity. But Chris Lepczyk, an associate professor in the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at UH Mānoa, is a contributor to a new study showing that surprisingly high numbers of plant and animal species persist and even flourish […]

April 10th, 2014 | Posted in Education | Read More »

Results from Educator Effectiveness System Survey Released

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HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) and the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) recently conducted a joint survey regarding the Educator Effectiveness System (EES), which was implemented statewide at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year. The purpose of the joint survey was to gather teacher feedback on their experiences and opinions […]

April 7th, 2014 | Posted in Education | Read More »

Alliance for School Choice Releases 2013-14 School Choice Yearbook: Hope, Action, Results

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Washington, D.C.  – Today the Alliance for School Choice, the nation’s voice for educational choice, released the 2013-14 School Choice Yearbook: Hope, Action, Results. The leading annual publication of comprehensive and up-to-date educational choice data, this year’s Yearbook reports that nationally, 308,650 students are enrolled in publicly funded private school choice programs. This represents the […]

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

PBS airs statewide Spelling Bee

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PBS Hawaii will air a live broadcast of the 2014 aio Hawaii State Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 22 at 7:00 pm. The program will also be live streamed on PBHawaii.org. PBS Hawaii President and CEO Leslie Wilcox will host, and for the first time, Hawaii Literacy Executive Director Suzanne Skjold will be pronouncer. These […]

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

GLP Films Launches Sustainability-Focuses School Assembly Program

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LOS ANGELES – GLP Films (GLP), the leading production and marketing company showcasing global sustainability-related initiatives, has launched their new School Assembly Program. In tandem with GLP’s Education Program, this new assembly-style approach is designed to educate, inspire, and empower youth to engage with sustainability at the local level and recognize their role as global […]

March 10th, 2014 | Posted in Education | Read More »

Hawaii’s schools aren’t the best in the nation, so what’s with pay raises, shorter class schedules?

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BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN - HONOLULU — Hawaii’s public schools aren’t rated the nation's best, according to a variety of national rankings. Apparently, many state lawmakers aren’t interested in the numbers. They say teachers and students should not spend more time in the classroom, and the superintendent should make more money. House and Senate members Tuesday […]

March 7th, 2014 | Posted in Education,Today in Hawaii | Read More »

American Schools Shift From Suspending Students

US Schools Shifting Away From Suspending Students For Bad Behavior

By Elizabeth Lee - LOS ANGELES — There is a growing trend in U.S. schools to re-think the way students are disciplined for bad behavior, including finding alternatives to punishments such as out-of-school suspensions.  In Los Angeles, a city with one of the largest school districts in the country, changes in discipline policies are already […]

February 26th, 2014 | Posted in Education,Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

High School Team from Oahu Wins State's LifeSmarts Competition

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HONOLULU — Waipahu High School won the state title at the 10th annual LifeSmarts consumer education competition Saturday, at the State Capitol Auditorium.   The members of the winning team are: Roel Jake Ibanez, Maximiano Saludares, Mark Abucay, Marc Dave Ramierez and Cia Dela Cruz. The team was coached by Cindy Takara. The team will […]

February 10th, 2014 | Posted in Education | Read More »

Maui Team Wins Regional National Science Bowl Competition, Secures Spot in National Finals in Washington, D.C.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced that a team of students from Kahului was among 11 teams of middle and high school students who won their regional competitions for the 2014 National Science Bowl this past weekend and are advancing to the National Finals in Washington, D.C., in April. “The National […]

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

Grootaert Establishes Endowed Scholarship for Hawaiian Studies

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HONOLULU -Dr. Christiaan “Chris” Grootaert, former lead economist in the social development department based at the World Bank’s D.C. office, has pledged  $250,000 (with an outright gift coupled with his estate gift) to establish the Karen Elaine Chandler Endowed Hawai‘inuiākea Scholarship Fund for Hawaiian Studies, Dance, and Music. The scholarship supports undergraduate students pursuing a degree at […]

January 13th, 2014 | Posted in Education | Read More »

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