Children are our future – it’s a well-known truth – and culturally relevant and location-based education strategies can help students lead better lives and make an impact on society. Hawai‘i’s public school system has been steadily evolving in order to keep up with the current trends, new technologies, and an increasing volume of information. The Hawai‘i Department of Education … [Read more...] about Hawai‘i Department of Education Seeks Public Feedback on ‘2030 Promise Plan’
On Nov. 6, Election Day, voters will be asked whether the state constitution should be amended. In Reader Feedback, Lisa Morrison, vice president of the Maui Chapter of the Hawai‘i State Teachers Association, makes the case to vote Yes and support the constitutional amendment. Kelly King, a Maui County councilmember, and Randall Roth, a professor at the UH Manoa law school, … [Read more...] about Reader Feedback Perspectives: Yes or No on the constitutional amendment ballot question?
Hawai'i's colleges and universities are some of the most diverse in the country. All University of Hawaiʻi campuses ranked in the top 10 in the U.S. for greatest racial and ethnic diversity among four-year and two-year institutions, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2018 Almanac diversity rankings. UH Maui College is the third most diverse university in the … [Read more...] about University of Hawai‘i campuses ranked most diverse in nation
You and your family can "Explore Science, Earth and Space" at the Kihei Public Library on Saturday, April 21. This super cool event will have a special focus on science, society and the universe. Attendees will "program" a Mars-rover, investigate magnetic fields, learn about exoplanets and imagine what extraterrestrial life might be like. Free. 10:30am. Kihei Public Library, … [Read more...] about Explore Science, Earth and Space at Kihei Public Library
And now for a subject that I’m sure is near and dear to your heart: public employee pensions and health benefits. I know, I know–there’s nothing sexier than pouring over actuarial tables on how we actually pay for the benefits for the state’s 120,000 or so public employees, but someone’s gotta do it, right? For the few of you out there who don’t find such subjects fascinating, … [Read more...] about Hawaii Legislature has fun with unfunded liabilities