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  Today on the Long View our Neal Milner is back to do a deeper dive on the costs of college. We’ve been exploring this issue--earlier we touched on the iPromise Schools started by athlete LeBron James. Neal Milner is a retired professor of political science and Contributing Editor of our segment The Long View.

 

 

 

University of Hawai'i

It’s Hawaiian Independence Day tomorrow. November 28th marks the day in 1843 when Great Britain and France formally recognized the Hawaiian Kingdom as independent. Fast forward to today…college students across the island chain are seeking that same recognition. HPR’s Ku‘uwehi Hiraishi reports.

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

Next month is graduation season, a good time to look back at how Hawai‘i students are making their way through college. It can be a lot harder for some, especially if you’re the first in your family to go to college. HPR’s Molly Solomon spoke with someone who knows this first hand.

Carolyn Phapakdy was always headed out of Wai‘anae. The 20 year old has big dreams, that include being the first in her family to get a college degree. "I'm just that way because I'm motivated to get somewhere."

Noe Tanigawa
Noe Tanigawa

  

Families Navigate the Finances of Going to College

Apr 10, 2015
Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

By now, most seniors in high school have found out where they’ll be going to college in the fall. But the question of how to pay for it remains a challenge for many families. And that conversation usually begins with a single form. HPR’s Molly Solomon explains.

  First we'll cover some local science and tech stories, first we'll speak with Franklin Allaire about the upcoming Science Olympiad. Then well have Ken Hensarling join us from Hawaiian Telcom to tell us about the annual HT University. Finally, we'll learn about the 20th anniversary of Teaching, Colleges and Community, an online conference about education technology from its organizers, Bert Kimura and Curtis Ho.

'Onipa'a: Bridging The Gap for Waianae Grads

Sep 30, 2013
Flickr / Leeward CC
Flickr / Leeward CC

When it comes to higher education, school officials are noticing a disturbing trend. For high school graduates in Leeward Oahu, one in three kids who apply and get in to college, somehow fail to register and show up in the fall. The problem is particularly bad for graduates from Waianae and Nanakuli high schools. In an effort to close that summer gap, three University of Hawaii campuses, Kamehameha Schools, and the Department of Education have come together to form the program 'Onipa'a. HPR’s Molly Solomon met up with an 'Onipa'a participant and joined her on her first day of school.

Many Hawaii Island students do well enough in high school to apply to any of the top colleges in the country. But it can be a challenge to visit those colleges and learn more about them. Now, a Hawaii Island school is providing a chance for any student to get a closer look at those institutions--without leaving the island. From Hawaii Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us more.