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Revamping the Hawaii Tourism Authority; Homeschooling on the rise in Hawai‘i; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Federal vaccine requests; Benefits and pitfalls of artificial intelligence; Monk seal pup at Kaimana Beach

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High school graduations are a special time in Hawai‘i when communities come together to celebrate students as they officially enter the community or start higher education. The pandemic last year caused many graduations to go completely virtual--gone were the senior songs and lei ceremonies.

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Encouraging Hawai‘i Island residents to get vaccinated; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Tourism industry; Initiative to reduce waste and create jobs in Hilo; Teacher Appreciation Week

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The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is conducting an investigation into students who debate participants say made racist remarks to students from Morehouse College -- a historically Black men's college.

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State Senator J. Kalani English bids farewell to his colleagues; Kauai COVID-19 vaccinations and an uptick in cases; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Honolulu rail and Colleen Hanabusa; Kauai resort general manager on tourism; History of the Hawaii Education Association on its 100th anniversary

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Molokaʻi High School educator Diane Mokuau was awarded 2021 Librarian of the Year by the School Library Journal.

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Aloha Tower lights up blue this week in recognition of Autism Awareness Month; Achieving educational equity in the islands; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Maui's native birds; Civil War history at Nu‘uanu Cemetery

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During this special fund drive edition, we have Brook Conner CIO at the Dept of Education, here to tell us about blend learning, tech in education and lessons learned during the pandemic.

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Three early education providers and advocates joined The Conversation on Tuesday to discuss child care during the pandemic and answer call-in questions from the community.

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Expanding and funding vaccine access for rural communities; Mental health repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Parents on the return to the classroom; A new book tracks the history of beer in Hawai‘i

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Superintendent Christina Kishimoto on the move to get students in the classroom; Mobile vaccine clinic at an old remote fishing village; Saying goodbye to Sears retail stores; Reality Check with Civil Beat; Coffee farmers battle a coffee leaf rust

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A state Senate committee will discuss a proposal to improve pre-kindergarten education in the state, but the measure also includes a change to the age eligibility of incoming kindergartners.

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More students are returning to classrooms, here in Hawai‘i and around the country. But one group of college students remains in low numbers: those from overseas. And in Australia, some government officials are looking to boost those numbers.

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HONOLULU — There was a drop in the number of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander students who went to college last year after graduating from Hawaii's public schools, which a group of educational leaders attributes to the pandemic.

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Windward Oahu withstand weather at 'Aikahi Elementary; New president takes charge at Maryknoll School; Reality Check: Can Landlord-Tenant Mediation Stave Off Mass Evictions?; Combatting global disinformation; Hawaiian monk seals face threat from dogs

Windward Oahu withstand weather at 'Aikahi Elementary

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we'll find out about a national program called CompuGirls and how it is getting started in Hawaii. Weʻll learn how the program gets high school girls interested in information technology, computer science and cyber security.

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Samoan repatriation; Reality Check: Fixing Hawaii's Food System; Moloka'i deer die-off; The state of Hawaii's private schools; UH Manoa's College of Education prospective teacher's event.


Samoan repatriation

When American Samoa closed down its borders due to the pandemic, many nationals were stranded abroad. Reporter Ku'uwehi Hiraishi joins us to discuss the challenges American Samoans are facing amid repariation efforts.
 



Reality Check: Fixing Hawaii's food system

State Labor Director; House Finance Outlook; Reality Check: Remote Learning Initiative; Outrigger Hotels

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Many university students around the world are on break this week. But when classes resume, there is still a question about how much instruction can be done in person. And that's sparking a controversy in one Southeast Asian country.

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, with the changing employment picture in Hawaii, we’ll talk about a program called Hawaii Careers Pathways. We’ll find out how educators are preparing students for high-skill, high-pay jobs and how the private sector is preparing to receive them.

The Conversation: School Is Back In Session

Aug 17, 2020
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Private school association on returning to school; Department of Education struggles to get computers to all students; Gov. David Ige talks state's COVID response; Exhibit shows Hawaii's worldwide influence on string instruments

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About 60% of Hawaii parents said in a survey, their employer would not offer flexible hours to meet their children’s school and child care schedule.

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Updated 7/14/20, 1:25 p.m.

BOSTON (AP) — Facing eight federal lawsuits and opposition from hundreds of universities, the Trump administration on Tuesday rescinded a rule that would have required international students to transfer or leave the country if their schools held classes entirely online because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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International students will be forced to leave the U.S. or transfer to another college if their schools offer classes entirely online this fall, under new guidelines issued Monday by federal immigration authorities.

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State lawmakers back in session to address budget shortfall; Punahou School's plan to bring students back on campus; Teens who'd never met organized Hawaii's Black Lives Matter protest; Kaiser High No. 1 in the nation in math and reading proficiency

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One of many questions about the phased re-openings of communities around the world concerns education. It’s not just about the plans for local schools, there are still a lot of issues concerning international students. And that includes in the Asia Pacific.

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Find out how a grassroots effort got started in Hawaii to help kids get connected to the Internet. On this edition of Bytemarks Café, learn how a project called WiFi on Wheels aims to use inactive school buses to bring Internet access to families without broadband.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has kept Hawaiʻiʻs schools closed for more than a month and families are beginning to feel the impact. 

For students enrolled in Hawaiian immersion programs, school is often the only place where kids are able to practice the language. 

 

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Progress with online learning at Hawaii's public schools; Mid-Pac Institute on deeper learning and teaching online; A look at mobile coronavirus testing; Hawaii Association of Independent Schools turns 50

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Find out about distance learning, especially now with students sheltering at home. This edition of Bytemarks Café explores some of the best practices and delivery platforms to effectively replace the traditional classroom experience.

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