Nikki Motson

News stories by HPR's Nikki Motson

Defining Teacher Evaluations Critical to Progress

ShareThisFrom Governor Abercrombie’s State of the State address to President Obama’s State of the Union address - leaders are talking about the need for solid teacher evaluation systems. Board of Education officials briefed lawmakers on the issue yesterday, and how it ties to federal funding for Hawai`i’s schools.
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Counting Hawaii's Homeless

ShareThisIt’s difficult to tell how many people experience homelessness. Nevertheless a national count is done at this time every year attempting to measure how many people are without homes. HPR reports on how homelessness is measured in Hawai`i.
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Surfers and Troops Unite, Bringing Clean Water to Afghanistan

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A group of surfers is working to bring clean drinking water to people around the world. One project targets a region of Afghanistan, with a connection right here in Hawai`i.

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Teachers Reject Contract Settlement

ShareThisA majority of teachers voted against a negotiated contract agreement with the state yesterday. HPR visited one of the Hawai`i State Teachers’ Association polling locations to hear from teachers as they cast their votes.
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Undersea Cable Proposal Will Resurface

ShareThisThe 2012 legislative session begins today. Lawmakers are expected to resume debate over whether or not to install an undersea electric cable. The idea is to share power statewide, increasing the capacity for renewable technologies, and lowering costs. But, not everyone thinks it’s a good idea.
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