education

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  Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll learn about an educational organization called Project Lead the Way. We’ll find out how their instructional design centers and real-world project focus helps students succeed in college, career and beyond.

Project-based learning may be a buzzword in education, but the idea is anything but new. Before textbooks, ancient Hawaiian traditions were passed down generation to generation through hands-on learning. Educators at Roosevelt High School are hoping to find student success in applying this same approach. HPR reporter Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has this story.

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  Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll hear how computer science and computational thinking are making their way into K through 12 curriculum. We’ll talk to code.org and their partners Women in Technology to find out how coding skills prepare our students for the 21st century workforce.

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sotfconf.org

Today on Bytemarks Café, the guys will hear about the Schools of the Future Conference - bringing together private schools and public schools to improve education. Funded by the Hawaii Community Foundation, the Conference highlights best practices and learning environments to prepare our students for the future.

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creative commons

After decades of tracking socio-economic and educational statistics and trends, a UH Mānoa professor charges that people in Hawai‘i appear to be quite tolerant of ethnic inequality.  Professor Jonathan Okamura says ethnic inequality here plays out in the same way racism does in other places.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

Back to School Hawai'i

Back to School. Today is the first day of the 2017 school year for tens of thousands of Hawaiʻi public school students. For many families, getting ready for going back to school has not only been a time-consuming process – but an expensive one. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi reports.

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More than 20 years have passed since the first charter school was authorized here in Hawai’i. Since then, public charter schools have fueled educational innovation to offer students and parents school choice. Next month, two more charter schools will open their doors. As HPR’s Ku’uwehi Hiraishi reports, getting these schools up and running is quite a task.

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lmonk72 / Pixabay

  Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll learn about a system for teaching computer programming to teachers. We’ll hear about Altino the autonomous robotic model car that makes coding concepts easy and fun.

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  Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll talk about the STEM pathway from high school into college especially for Native Hawaiians. We’ll talk about a program at Chaminade University that provides scholarships and mentoring to STEM students.

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Paul Walter / Flickr

Every year for nearly a decade, the government of Australia has tracked the health and progress of its native people compared to the rest of its population. The latest version of its annual report called “Closing the Gap” is out this week, and the news is NOT encouraging. HPR’s Bill Dorman has details in today’s Asia Minute.

Kumu's Cupboard
Kumu's Cupboard

A store providing free school supplies for teachers on Kaua‘i will open its doors this weekend.  An organization called Kumu’s Cupboard in the Kukui Grove Center will provide resources for local teachers who would otherwise be using their own money to buy basic school supplies.

Town Square: Is Higher Education Needed in the Current Era?

Jan 24, 2017
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Three years ago, Google hired 14% of its team members who didn't have a BA degree. Why? Because in the current innovation era, it's about what you can do with what you know, and how creatively you solve problems. Today on Town Square, we talk with Expert-in-Residence at Harvard's Innovation Lab and all around education disrupter, Tony Wagner, co-author of Most Likely to Succeed.

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noe tanigawa

  This year, for Hawai‘i’s celebration of Reverend Martin Luther King’s holiday there was a  Run for Peace on Maui, a commemorative walk happened on Kaua‘i, and Hawai‘i island celebrated in Kona on Sunday.  In Honolulu, HPR’s Noe Tanigawa spoke with some of the millennials in attendance at what is called the annual "People's Parade." 

Episode 95: STEM Learning Partnership

Dec 9, 2016


Trump Win Stirs Emotional Discussion In Classrooms

Nov 10, 2016
Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

After a contentious campaign season ending with an unexpected win by Donald Trump, many teachers are faced with a difficult task: how to talk about the results of this election. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports that while the vote may be over, conversations in the classroom are just beginning.

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Rene Adamos / Flickr

The State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations expects overall employment in Hawai‘i will grow by nearly 6% over the next 8 years. The biggest gains are expected in construction, education and health services.  In South Korea, the employment picture tells a different story—especially for young college graduates. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Town Square: To Assign (Or Not Assign) Homework

Aug 25, 2016
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  Maybe this is the scene at your house: it's 11:15 PM and your middle or high school student is still working on the day's assignments. By the time she's finished, she'll get six or so hours of sleep...and start the next day tired. With sleep-deprived kids at school, little family time and afternoons dominated by sports and other activities, many teachers and parents question the place homework has in children's lives. To assign or not to assign homework today on Town Square.

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  Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ve heard educators modify STEM to STEAM to include science, technology engineering ART & math. We’ll find out how several science organizations incorporate an artist in residence and what that brings to the program.

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Mike Mozart / Flickr

Goodwill Hawaii has gotten the green light to open up a charter school in West Oahu.  The State Public Charter School Commission approved application this week to open in the first Goodwill charter school inside their building on Lauwiliwili Street in Kapolei, making Hawai‘i the fourteenth state to feature a Goodwill charter school.

The Conversation: Monday, August 15th, 2016

Aug 15, 2016
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Education for the Future; Stand-Up Bass; How Different Levels of Government Affect You; A New Independent Film Made in Hawaii


Plan for AC in Hawaii Schools Hits a Snag

Jul 25, 2016
Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

Next Monday, Hawai‘i public school students will return to classrooms across the state. And chances are, many of those school rooms will be hot. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports on how plans to cool classrooms remain uncertain. 

Earlier this year, it seemed like cooler days were ahead for Hawai‘i’s public schoolchildren. The legislature and the Governor had agreed to spend $100 million to cool one thousand Hawai‘i classrooms by the end of the year.

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  The Every Student Succeeds Act is the Federal Government's new standard for education. Tonight on Town Square we'll meet with some the people helping create Hawaii's plan for meeting ESSA guidelines.

Hawaii Keiki Hungry For More Summer Meals

Jul 6, 2016
Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

More than 100,000 Hawai‘i students receive free or reduced price meals during the school year. But, as HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, when summer hits, only a fraction continue to take advantage of the program. 

It’s lunchtime at Jarrett Middle School. Kids file in and line up to fill their trays. Today’s menu is chicken teriyaki, a scoop of rice, mixed vegetables, and peaches.

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Startup Culture in Hawaii; Il Trovatore at HOT; DOE Strategic Plan; Composting with Worms

State of the Startup Investment Industry in Hawaii: Meli James

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Flickr / albertogp123

Student test scores may no longer be linked to a teacher’s job performance.

The Hawaii State Board of Education unanimously approved recommendations that would get rid of standardized testing from the evaluation process. That’s a big deal for educators, who say the evaluations are unfairly tied to teacher pay and impact retention.

Amy Perruso is the Hawai‘i State Teachers Association secretary-treasurer and a social studies teacher at Mililani High.

Reading, Writing, Arithmetic — and Relaxing

May 6, 2016
Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

Retention of new teachers continues to be a problem for Hawai‘i. The state Department of Education recently said it anticipates hiring as many as 1,600 vacancies for next school year. But as HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, educators are looking at creative solutions to keep those positions filled.

On a recent evening, teachers swapped their textbooks for yoga mats. That’s right -- it’s stress-relief night at the Hawai‘i State Teachers Association.

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

Transgender advocates are calling on the Hawai‘i State Department of Education to move more quickly on creating specific guidelines for transgender students. An online petition supporting those plans has already received more than 5,600 signatures over the past two weeks.

The Conversation: Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

May 4, 2016
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The Long View; 2016 NASA Space App Challenge; Standardized Testing in Hawaii; Oiwi Film Festival

Long View: Neal Milner

The Conversation: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

May 3, 2016
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Every Student Succeeds in Hawaii; Getting Hawai’i Girls into STEM; Neal Conan on Primaries and the Pacific; Making Kapa

    

Governor’s Team, Every Student Succeeds Act: Darrel Galera

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mana maoli

  Fifteen years ago, the Mana Maoli non-profit started Hālau Kū Mana charter school in Honolulu, with specialized programs in voyaging and music.  The music component, called the Mana Mele Project has grown now to encompass a music and multimedia curriculum, plus a mobile recording studio!  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on the premiere of their “Hawai'i Aloha” video and Mana Mele Festival set for tonight. 

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