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Mazie K. Hirono

Hirono, Schatz announce $20M for Native Hawaiian education

MEDIA RELEASE Sens. Mazie K. Hirono and Brian Schatz have announced grants to programs and institutions of higher education that serve Native Hawaiian communities, from preschool through college and career training. Projects will support vital needs such as kindergarten readiness; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education; Native Hawaiian culture and language; and college success. […]

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Schatz co-sponsors bills to transform Hawaii schools

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Brian Schatz has announced he will be co-sponsoring a number of bills to unlock Hawaii students’ full potential by expanding early education, providing more counseling and after school opportunities, fostering excellent educators, and modernizing schools. “In order to build a better future for Hawaii, we must begin with our students,” Schatz said. […]

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Appropriations Committee approves health and education spending

MEDIA RELEASE On July 11, Senator Brian Schatz announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee passed the fiscal year 2014 appropriations bill for Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and related agencies. The bill includes funding for several Native Hawaiian programs, including those related to health care and education.  This is a key step for securing […]

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Culture-based education conference planned for July 8-10

Educators and practitioners invited to attend this best practices/networking opportunity. MEDIA RELEASE Kamehameha Schools, in partnership with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, the Native Hawaiian Education Council and other organizations that support the education of Hawai‘i’s students, have created a unique opportunity for networking, teaching and learning, focused discussion and advocacy. The conference will take […]

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Governor releases $26.2M for education facilities

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has announced the release of more than $26.2 for capital improvement projects (CIP) that will improve Hawaii public school facilities while stimulating the state’s economy and generating local jobs. “These priority CIPs will help address the many needed repair, maintenance and upgrade projects that have accumulated at our public schools […]

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Joint statement by HSTA, state on federal mediation

MEDIA RLEASE On Aug. 14, Gov. Neil Abercrombie sent a letter to the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) President Wil Okabe inviting the teachers’ union to engage the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services. Abercrombie said the invitation “is not about establishing who is right or who is wrong, but rather to re-engage HSTA in discussions […]

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Abercrombie on teacher voting on rejected contract

Abercrombie on teacher voting on rejected contract

MEDIA RELEASE In January 2012, members of the Hawaii State Teachers Association voted down a tentative agreement. HSTA presented a new proposal to the State in February; the State made a settlement offer in March. Wednesday afternoon, HSTA President Wil Okabe informed Gov. Neil Abercrombie that teachers voted on the rejected January agreement in what […]

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Hannemann shares education platform

Hannemann shares education platform

MEDIA RELEASE The Hannemann for Congress campaign has released the first plank of its platform, focusing on improving America’s education system by strengthening early childhood education, providing greater support for teachers and improving access to affordable higher education. In releasing his education platform, Mufi Hannemann said, “The Hannemann family has always believed in the importance […]

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HPA hosts open house events (Jan. 16 & 21)

HPA hosts open house events (Jan. 16 & 21)

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA) will hold two Open House events for prospective K-12 and post-graduate students. Families with students entering grades 9-12 are invited to attend the Upper School Open House beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 16. Prospective students and families will meet teachers and administrators, attend various classes, learn about […]

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Continuing on the path of investing in education, Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of more than $14.2 million for additional Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) at schools and libraries.

Governor Abercrombie releases $14.2M for education, library projects

Continuing on the path of investing in education, Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of more than $14.2 million for additional Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) at schools and libraries.

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Statements on reaching an initial agreement with HSTA

Statements on reaching an initial agreement with HSTA

Hawaii 24/7 Staff The state of Hawaii and the Hawaii State Teachers Association on Friday night agreed on moving forward for transforming education. Both sides have reached an initial agreement. Gov. Neil Abercrombie, Department of Education Schools Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi and Board of Education Chairman Don Horner issued the following joint statement: “We are pleased […]

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Federal education funding at risk for Hawaii

Federal education funding at risk for Hawaii

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Editor The U.S. Department of Education has placed Hawaii on ‘high-risk’ status, which puts the state’s $75 million Race to the Top grant in jeopardy. In a letter to Gov. Neil Abercrombie, DOE Policy and Program Implementation Director Ann Whalen said Hawaii’s performance during the first 14 months of the […]

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Singer: Bullying in a state of denial

Singer: Bullying in a state of denial

(Reader Opinions Disclaimer: This column allows members of the community to share their opinions and views, which do not necessarily reflect those of Hawaii 24/7, its staff, sponsors or anyone other than the writer. Hawaii 24/7 reserves the right to refuse any column deemed to be misinformation, of an unethical nature, a personal attack, or […]

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Hawaii notifies DOE of intent to request ESEA flexibility

Hawaii notifies DOE of intent to request ESEA flexibility

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Education has notified the U.S. Department of Education of its intent to file an application for ESEA Flexibility in mid-February, 2012 for a Spring 2012 review. “Hawaii is taking another bold step forward to accelerate education reform, raise accountability, and ensure all students graduate college- and career-ready,” Superintendent Kathryn […]

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