Nikki Motson

News stories by HPR's Nikki Motson

Lesbian Couple Awaits State Response To Gay Marriage Suit

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The legal argument about gay marriage may be headed for the U.S. Supreme Court. Meanwhile a similar constitutionality battle continues in Hawai`i.

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"D" Grade for Hawaii's Science Standards

ShareThisEducators stress the importance of strong science education to make Americans more globally competitive. A new report says Hawai`i’s standards for science education are too far below what students need to compete. In a national K-12 ranking, Hawai`i received a “D”.
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State Looks to Expand Film Incentives

ShareThisHawai`i has an impressive portfolio of feature films and TV shows filmed across the islands. Most recently, the Descendants and Hawai`i 5-0 have drawn attention worldwide to the state. But film industry leaders say continuing the trend of success relies on the future of state tax credits.
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Lawmakers Consider Tenure Reform

ShareThisState leaders are looking at a variety of measures to improve education in Hawai`i. Changes to teacher tenure are among the many bills already introduced in the new legislative session.
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New Teacher Evaluations in the Works

ShareThisThe state may have a unified school district, but that doesn’t mean it’s unified on how to run the schools. One of the biggest issues is how to fairly and accurately evaluate teachers. HPR has more on the ongoing dispute over effective teacher evaluations.
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