education

Flickr / photologue_np
Flickr / photologue_np

Education and income are two characteristics tracked closely the Census Bureau. In Hawaii, both are above the national average. As part of our continuing series
“Neighbors, An Island Story,” 
HPR’s Bill Dorman compares the figures.

'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.

Too Hot To Handle: Leeward Oahu Schools Rally for AC

Sep 25, 2013
Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

500 teachers, students and parents are turning up the heat this morning at the state capitol. They’re rallying for cooler classrooms, and will be calling on lawmakers to get air conditioning in some of Hawaii’s hottest schools. HPR’s Molly Solomon takes us to a classroom in Ewa Beach and has this report.

Strengthening Cultural Ties: TFA Thinks Local

Sep 9, 2013
Flickr / Eric Rolph
Flickr / Eric Rolph

Teach For America is a national organization that attracts recent college graduates and prepares them for 2-year teaching assignments in classrooms across the country. It’s been here in Hawaii since 2006, where it faces a unique set of challenges. Over the next few days, HPR’s Molly Solomon explores what’s being done to address these issues and how the program has changed in recent years.

Flickr / Eric Rolph
Flickr / Eric Rolph

The future of public education across the islands begins with a vision. On the Big Island of Hawaii, imagining the future is a starting point for one particular school whose students recently hosted a special visitor. HPR's Sherry Bracken has the story.

It’s Monday, August 5 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Clearing debris through the DOE for better mental health

Matthew Bassett is the Litigation Director for Hawaii Disability Rights Center, formally the Protection and Advocacy Agency of the State of Hawaii. He has history with the agency - he’s worked for it since 1997... and the focus of his practice continues to be special education.

Clearing ocean debris for better marine health 

Flickr / UH System
Flickr / UH System

Hawaii Community College-West Hawaii-is about to get a new director. This person will lead the college as it begins a new chapter. HPR's Sherry Bracken has more on the selection process and the candidates.

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

For the past 6 weeks, students from a new program have been taking the classroom experience outside. The focus of the summer program is to try to make science and math more tangible, by getting hands-on experience with real-life experts in the field.

Young Printmakers Put Their Own Stamp on Life

Jul 15, 2013
Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

This summer, kids are making their way back into the classroom a little early. 

A summer enrichment program at Punahou School is expanding their focus beyond math and science, and is highlighting an art course in printmaking.  

It’s an effort to engage kids and expose them to a possible future in the arts. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports.

Find out more about Afterschool Art and the PUEO Program.

 

Hawaii Teachers Gear Up for Coming School Year

Jul 8, 2013
HSTA
HSTA

School has been out of session for over a month now. But as HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, Hawaii teachers are already hard at work preparing for the coming year. 

UH Hilo Looks Ahead

Jul 3, 2013

With 4,100 students, University of Hawaii at Hilo is one of three 4-year institutions in the UH System. HPR's Sherry Bracken talked with the UH Hilo Chancellor to learn more about what's coming up when school opens in August.

The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy
The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy

The state legislature has rejected the top funding request of the University of Hawaii. It was a building for the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy at UH Hilo...and it leaves the 7  year old program in a difficult situation. HPR's Sherry Bracken talked to the college's dean and has this report.

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.

Nine UH Hilo students are in school courtesy of a scholarship program that covers not just their university education, but also some broader lessons. The students are starting on a summer adventure designed to further their learning. HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us more.

Hawaii Public Schools Get Donated Lab Equipment

Jun 3, 2013
Flickr / UHMed
Flickr / UHMed

Over a dozen Hawaii public schools are receiving state of the art lab equipment, thanks to a program out of UH Manoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports.

  Workplace and classroom design are changing - and supporters of the new collaborative space model say it's all with better thinking in mind. Next on Town Square, we'll talk with Bettina Mehnert, COO of Architects Hawaii and Mahina Hugo, head of school at La Pietra about how reconfigured  work and class spaces are reshaping the ways we learn and do business. 

Flickr / martincron
Flickr / martincron

A local entrepreneur who wants more kids to engage in science is putting his vision into practice. From Hawaii Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us more.

After more than two decades of planning, a permanent college campus near Kona Airport has broken ground. The school brings the promise of more educational opportunities to students living on the West side of Hawaii Island. From the Big Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken gives us an update.

SEEQS, British Car Club, Cyber Security, SubTonic Orchestra

May 20, 2013

It’s Monday, May 20 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Sustaining the sustenance of sustainability

Buffy Cushman-Patz is the leader of the School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability AKA SEEQS. In 2010, she was awarded the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship. She has taught math and science in public, charter, and independent schools in Hawai'i.

Surviving Cancer in Medical School

Apr 17, 2013

College seniors are beginning to prepare for next month’s graduation --- and for one UH medical student, the event holds a particularly special meaning. HPR’s Molly Solomon caught up with a senior at the John A. Burns School of Medicine whose long journey to becoming a doctor is finally within reach. 

Beth-Ann Kozlovich hosts a panel of guests discussing the upcoming teacher contract negotiations between HSTA and the state of Hawaii.

Students Learn Importance of Local Farms

Nov 9, 2012
Dan Nakasone
Dan Nakasone

Leeward Community College is hosting a very special dinner tonight, “Earth to Plate.” All dishes are created by student chefs and highlight local ingredients from local farms. The benefit dinner is part of the Culinary Arts Program.    “Earth to Plate” serves up a five-course dinner tonight at The Pearl at Leeward Community College. For more information on tonight’s event, call 455-0298.

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