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University of Hawaii most diverse in nation

MEDIA RELEASE University of Hawaii campuses took the top spots in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of most diverse campuses in the United States. The Chronicle of Higher Education has ranked UH Hilo as the most diverse four-year public institution in the country. UH filled out all the top spots in that category, with […]

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Educator, public input sought on student assessments

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Education is seeking educators, parents, business and community leaders to review test questions aligned to the Hawaii Common Core standards and help recommend achievement levels for grade-level proficiency. Beginning spring 2015, public school students in grades 3-8 and 11 will take new Smarter Balanced assessments in English language arts […]

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Hiki No Festival honors student video stories (Aug. 28)

MEDIA RELEASE The public is invited to view outstanding student-produced video stories on the big screen at PBS Hawaii’s first-ever Hiki No Festival. The featured stories, produced last school year, have aired on PBS Hawaii’s student news program, Hiki No, and are nominated in this year’s Hiki No Awards. The Big Island screening events are […]

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Chronic absenteeism in public schools down 39%

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii’s public elementary schools have made significant headway in reducing the number of students chronically absent, a strong predictor of academic success, according to the Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) 2013-14 Strive HI Performance System results. Chronic absenteeism is one of the most powerful predictors of student success, even accounting for other […]

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Parker School announces new board members

MEDIA RELEASE Parker School welcomes two new members to its Board of Directors — Julie Hendricks and Frances Simperman. Born and raised in Waimea, Hendricks graduated from Hawaii Preparatory Academy. While earning her Bachelor of Science Degree in Textiles from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, she worked as an intern with Tori Richard, Ltd. […]

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Let’s talk lizards at the Lyman Museum Monday (Aug 25)

On Monday (Aug 25) at the Lyman Museum, Dr. William Mautz talks about lizards: their habits and habitats, how and when they came to Hawaii, and the future of them.

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Kona Charter School offers free breakfast to all its students

Kona Pacific Public Charter School in Kona will be the first public school in the State of Hawai‘i to serve breakfast in the classroom to all students beginning August 18th. Kona Pacific Public Charter School is leading the way as an innovator in public education. As a pioneer in the field of school and community […]

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In anticipation of the potential threat of Hurricane Iselle, and for the health and safety of patrons and staff, all public libraries in Maui County and on the Big Island will be closed on Thursday, August 7, announced State Librarian Richard Burns.

Big Island and Maui public libraries close Thursday due to Hurricane Iselle

In anticipation of the potential threat of Hurricane Iselle, and for the health and safety of patrons and staff, all public libraries in Maui County and on the Big Island will be closed on Thursday, August 7, announced State Librarian Richard Burns.

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Park offers free Hawaiian music songwriting retreat

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is offering a two-day Hawaiian music songwriting retreat for beginners on Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17. Hawaiian music, language and haku mele (Hawaiian song) experts Kenneth Makuakane and Kaliko Trapp-Beamer will lead the workshops. Both workshops run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will be held […]

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Report shows Access Learning pilot enhances teaching and student learning

MEDIA RELEASE 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, the DOE unveiled Access Learning, […]

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Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act (July 26)

On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services.

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Lyman Museum to hold Ni‘ihau ‘Alilea shell workshops

For the very first time ever, men (and women too!) will have the opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind Ni‘ihau shell lei that traditionally is made and worn by men for very special occasions such as a wedding, or a hula hālau performance.

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