The U.S. Department of Education has named six Hawaii semi-finalists for this year’s 2015 Presidential Scholar award. They are: HI ‐ Hana ‐ Jack V. Wolfgramm, Wolfgramm Home School HI ‐ Honolulu ‐ Andrew M. Chun, Roosevelt High School HI ‐ Honolulu ‐ Tianzhen Nie, Kaiser High School HI ‐ […]
Hawaii’s schools have notoriously short summer breaks. For public schools, the school year ends at the end of May and reconvenes in the later part of July. Many parents ask what options are available. I’ve begun compiling an informal listing of programs and links which can be found here. http://eastoahu96825.com/index.php/education/summer-school-oahu […]
Parents, imagine that your government gave you tax dollars to custom fit and finance your child’s K-12 education. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Arizona did just that in 2011 and Florida followed suit in 2014. The way it works is this: The government gives you 90 percent of what it would […]
Do you want to learn to play tennis? The United States Tennis Association’s Play to Learn program may be just right for you. Classes meet for 6 weeks and registration is $39 for youth, $45 for adults. For East Oahu, area venues include Koko Head, Diamond Head, Kahala, Aina Haina […]
The Hawaii Concert Band is a newly-formed band comprised of professional musicians, community members, military personnel, and music teachers. The first performance is Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 PM at Kaimuki High School Auditorium. Admission is free.
An often cited study warns against too much homework. “Our findings on the effects of homework challenge the traditional assumption that homework is inherently good” wrote Denise Pope, a senior lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Education and a co-author of a study published in the Journal of Experimental […]
HYOC Spring Semester Open Enrollment UH-Manoa’s Music Department, 2411 Dole St., Jan. 10 and 17, 8:30 a.m. grades 3-12, 9:30 a.m. grades K-1, 10:30 a.m. grade 2, free. Students interested in joining Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus are welcome to participate in a full rehearsal and individual assessment. Arrive 20 minutes […]
Mr. Jason Yoshimoto, current Vice Principal at Hahaione Elementary, has been promoted to Principal at Kamiloiki Elementary. He begins his new job in 2015 at the start of the second semester. Congratulations Mr. Yoshimoto. Kamiloiki will be gaining a wonderful leader with energy, vision and balance.
From Midweek: U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz has announced his choice of 15 Hawaii teens for his 2015 Seniors Internship Program, based out of his Honolulu office. The list includes Kaiser High senior Sharissa Miyasato, the only public school intern from the Honolulu District, and Niu Valley resident Aina Katsikas of […]
I did a little data mining to find the educational attainment level in the State of Hawaii, in the City and County of Honolulu and in Hawaii Kai. As it turns out, 30.1 percent of Hawaii residents 25 years and older have a bachelor’s degree or higher. Amazingly however, 9.6 […]