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The Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) is awarding $230,000 to 15 elementary schools that demonstrated significant success or improvements in the 2013-14 school year.
Military students can turn good grades into rewards with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service’s “You Made the Grade” program.
Goodwill, international friendships, ohana — these words were consistently used during a recent visit to Wheeler Middle School by Saiga Masamitsu, mayor, Kawachi, Japan; Ono Shigeru, education director, Kawachi; and Masako Nashimoto Luttrell, president, Nashimoto & Associates.
A rainbow of colorful backpacks, notebooks, crayons and other school supplies greeted the children as they filed past a table in the school library, picked their favorites and exchanged high-fives with the Soldiers.
Hawaii’s public elementary schools have made significant headway in reducing the number of students chronically absent, a strong predictor of academic success, according to the Hawaii State Department of Education 2013-14 Strive HI Performance System results.