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BY MARGOT SCHRIRE - The world just got a little closer to understanding and treating neurodegenerative disorders thanks to the Litchman family of Honolulu.  With a gift of $150,000, Claire, Mark, Bambi and Marlene Litchman have started the Litchman Family Endowment for the Study of Neurodegenerative Disorders and Mental...
BY SHARON SHIGEMASA- More than 20 million people in the U.S., and many more worldwide, who have been exposed to asbestos are at risk of developing mesothelioma, a malignant cancer of the membranes that cover the lungs and abdomen that is resistant to current therapies. Moreover, asbestos exposure increases the risk...
By University of Edinburgh - Secrets of the Universe are to be revealed as a new telescope equipped with the world's most powerful digital camera begins its observations of the night sky Secrets of the Universe are to be revealed as a new telescope equipped with the...
BY KRISTIN BONILLA – At its meeting held yesterday at UH Mānoa, the University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents (BOR) approved interim procedures that will enable the university to more efficiently procure goods, services and construction, and more quickly award and issue contracts for capital improvement and repair and...
Hawaii State Board of Education P.O. Box 2360 Honolulu, HI 96804 Phone: (808) 586-3349 Fax: (808) 586-3433 Web: http://HawaiiBOE.net Date: 7/9/2010 HONOLULU -- The Hawaii State Board of Education today began accepting applications for the State Superintendent of Education position. The Board is also welcoming the public to complete a Superintendent Profile Survey on its new...
BY CORRIE HECK - HONOLULU - Competing among 79 of the nation’s top high school robotics teams, Waialua High School Robotics took the top honor at the exclusive Indianapolis Robotics Invitational (IRI).  The Indianapolis off-season FIRST Robotics tournament is available to teams by invitation only. Waialua was part of a...
BY LAURA BROWN--Congress this week passed HR.1586, the Education Jobs & Medicaid Assistance Act, shifting billions of tax dollars from clean energy loan guarantees, food stamps for poor families and foreign tax credits to public education to prevent layoffs in the education system. While Hawaii Congresswoman Mazie Hirono, D-HI, supported...
SOS Hawai’i, the committee organizing a Hawai’i chapter of Parents for Public Schools,  and the American Studies Graduate Students Association at the University of Hawai’i are co-sponsoring three moderated forums at which candidates for the state Board of Education, Lieutenant Governor and Governor will share their visions for public...
BY LAURA BROWN -- The Hawaii Supreme Court this week rejected the Department of Education’s appeal of a substitute teacher lawsuit asking for millions in back pay. That means the Intermediate Court of Appeals 2009 decision in favor of the teachers stands and that the amount of back pay to...
BY LAURA BROWN -- Voters will head to the polls Saturday, September 18, to vote in Hawaii’s primary election, many armed with a list of favorite candidates. But if past elections are an indication of participation in the Board of Education Special Non Partisan race, of all candidates, “blank” votes will...