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HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle announced today that she has authorized the use of $5,208,793 in federal stimulus funds to support Extended Learning Opportunities for students at public schools that have not met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Extended Learning Opportunities add instructional time to the scheduled school day and also...
BY MARALYN KURSHALS -- My family moved to Hawai`i when I was seven years old.  My two daughters were born and raised on Oahu and went to Hawai`i public schools. I have over 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, working with children and youth, people with disabilities,...
The `IKE AO PONO program at UH Mānoa’s School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene (SONDH) is the recipient of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Innovations in Professional Nursing Education Award to be presented during the semi-annual AACN meeting in Washington, D.C., on Monday, November 1. The awards...
BY PAMELA YOUNG -- I was motivated to run because of the DOE budget crisis.  I am a CPA,  a certified government financial manager, and believe I am qualified to assist the Board of Education with its fundamental budget problems.  As a government accountant, I bring balance to the BOE. ...
BY DAWN HORN - The Hawaii Friends of NRA as the state affiliate of the National Rifle Association Foundation is pleased to announce a grant of $5,000.00 to the Hawaii High School Athletic Association (HHSAA) for the purchase of 50 high quality Spotting Scopes for high school Air Rifle...
BY MICHELE VAN HESSEN --  Good News!  Funds have been released to repair the Chapel  at Kapiolani Community College on Diamond Head Road. Representative Barbara Marumoto requested $575,000 in her 2010 Capitol  Improvement Project bill to renovate and repair the Chapel.  The item  was subsequently included in the state budget.  Today we hear from the ...
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...
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...
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--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...