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State Capitol Building, Honolulu

Bill on school readiness program moves forward

MEDIA RELEASE A measure that would serve as a building block to creating a state-funded early childhood education program in the future has advanced in conference committee. Senate and House conference committee members voted to move forward Senate Bill 1093, which establishes a school readiness program as a major component of the early learning system. […]

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Charter School Task Force meets in Honolulu

Charter School Task Force meets in Honolulu

Special to Hawaii 24/7 by Hawaii Senate Majority The Charter School Governance, Accountability, and Authority Task Force (CSGTF) held its first meeting Wednesday, July 20. The Task Force is co-chaired by Senate Education Committee Chair Jill Tokuda and House Education Committee Vice-Chair Della Au Belatti. Representatives from the Legislature, Governor’s office, Board of Education, Department […]

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Senate confirms Board of Education members

Senate confirms Board of Education members

MEDIA RELEASE The state Senate has confirmed Hawaii’s first appointed Board of Education. The members were appointed by Gov. Neil Abercrombie with the advise and consent of the Senate. Act 5, which was signed into law March 14, gives the governor the authority to appoint nine members, which would consist of: one member from the […]

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Tokuda hosting Twitter Town Hall on appointed BOE (Jan. 7)

Tokuda hosting Twitter Town Hall on appointed BOE (Jan. 7)

MEDIA RELEASE On Friday, Jan. 07, Senate Education Committee Chairwoman Jill Tokuda (Kaneohe, Kailua & Enchanted Lake) will host a Twitter Town Hall, where she will take questions and comments regarding the upcoming implementation legislation for the appointed Board of Education utilizing this 140-character “micro-blog.” Participants can tweet their questions and comments, and receive live […]

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Senate committees to Twitter hearing updates

Senate committees to Twitter hearing updates

MEDIA RELEASE The Senate has announced several committees will be participating in a pilot project using Twitter to provide real-time updates on the progress of committee hearings. The Senate Committees on Higher Education (HRE), Consumer Protection (CPC), and Health (HTH) will be sending messages to let followers know that the hearing has convened, the bill […]

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