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Hawaii FoodCorps connects children with fresh, healthy food

MEDIA RELEASE In its first year, the FoodCorps Hawaii program served 1793 school children in West Oahu and on Molokai and Hawaii islands, working to change their attitudes about eating healthy food by creating classroom and school garden activities combined with culinary and marketing experience. FoodCorps, a national non-profit program in partnership with the AmeriCorps […]

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Alex Siordia: ‘By 2018, 68 percent of jobs in Hawaii will require some level of post secondary education’

Big Island youth leader speaks at Hawaii State Capitol

Alex Siordia: ‘By 2018, 68 percent of jobs in Hawaii will require some level of post secondary education’

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Parents informed of higher learning expectations for students

MEDIA RELEASE Public school students have been given a letter to take home to their parents as a reminder of the upcoming spring assessments for English language arts and math. The new assessments, known as Smarter Balanced, are aligned to the Hawaii Common Core standards implemented statewide at the start of the school year. The […]

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Federal grant supports Hawaii Farm to School programs

MEDIA RELEASE The Kohala Center recently received a federal Farm to School grant to support the increase of locally produced foods for Hawaii schools and to increase support for school gardens and farms statewide through curriculum development that connects core standards with garden-based education. “Every year, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) awards the […]

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Charter School Commission report highlights progress, challenges

MEDIA RELEASE The State Public Charter School Commission has presented its annual report to the State Board of Education, the third annual report by the Commission since its creation in 2012 by Act 130. The report, which primarily provides information from the 2013-2014 school year, highlights both successes and ongoing challenges in Hawaii’s charter system. […]

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Farias to become DOE Ka‘u-Keaau-Pahoa complex area superintendent

Career educator Chad Keone Farias will take the helm of complex area superintendent for the Ka‘u-Keaau-Pahoa (KKP) complex on Hawaii Island, succeeding Mary Correa, who mentored him for the position and will be retiring on December 31. The Hawaii State Board of Education appointed Farias to the Complex Area post on September 16 to be […]

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Landau named HAIS executive director

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS) Board of Directors has named Robert Landau the organization’s new executive director, replacing longtime Executive Director Robert Witt, who is retiring. Landau has worked as an educator, principal, superintendent and director for notable schools across the globe. He most recently was deputy superintendent of the prestigious […]

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USGS Geologist lead the media and school personnel on a guided tour of the Kilauea June 27th Lava Flow where it crossed Apa‘a Street in Pahoa. The utility pole are wrapped in cinder, concrete pipes and wire to harden them against the heat of the lava flow. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Students, media tour lava flow

More than 1,000 students will get close-up view this week; upslope outbreak still advancing

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Public meeting on Palamanui (Dec. 11)

Hawaii 24/7 Staff A public forum to discuss higher education in West Hawaii is scheduled for 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11 at the Kealakehe High School cafeteria. The forum is open to the West Hawaii community. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and share their vision for Hawaii Community College – Palamanui, which […]

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Parker seniors named National Merit Commended Students

MEDIA RELEASE Parker School announced has that three seniors — Brian Bollinger, Luke Potter and Maia Tarnas — have been named Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, has been given to each of these scholastically […]

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Updates from University of Hawaii

MEDIA RELEASE The University of Hawaii has assumed ownership of the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) on Mauna Kea. The UKIRT is one of the world’s leading astronomical infrared observatories. UH President David Lassner said, “We are pleased to steward the UKIRT, a telescope that has made remarkable discoveries supporting the advancement of astronomical science. […]

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Public school enrollment increases for most grades

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii’s public school enrollment continued to grow for most grades in the 2014-15 school year – keeping with a five-year trend – while kindergarten saw fewer students than last year due to a change in the entry age. Kindergarten enrollment dropped by 4,400 students after Act 178 required children to be 5 years […]

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