Nikki Motson

News stories by HPR's Nikki Motson

New Program Boosts Parent and Student Education

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Various studies show stimulating a child's brain at an early age helps them do better in school as they grow up. A more recent idea is to help by also educating the parents. That's the concept behind a program that's looking to expand in the Kalihi school district.

Airdate: September 26th, 2011

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Board of Education Raises Achievement Standards for Hawaii's High School Students

ShareThisClass requirements are increasing for Hawaii’s high school students. The State Board of Education unanimously voted to increase standards for writing, math, and science after more than a year of debate. HPR’s Nikki Motson has more.
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Hawaii Focuses on Retraining the Unemployed

ShareThisUnemployment numbers for Hawaii are still below the national average but that’s no consolation for thousands of people across the islands searching for jobs right now. Hawaii Public Radio’s Nikki Motson spoke with economic experts, job seekers and employment counselors to learn more about what people are experiencing in Hawaii.
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Hawaii's Clean Energy Path to 2030

ShareThisIf all goes as planned, by the time today’s infants reach voting age the state will rely on oil for less than a third of its fuel needs. That’s a big change from the current 90-percent dependency on oil. Nearly half of the statewide goal will come from cutting consumption.
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Renewable Energy Will Dominate APEC’s Business Innovation Showcase

ShareThisWhen it comes to clean energy talk, Hawaii is drawing the focus of the region. The Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit in Honolulu is grabbing attention this week. Later this fall, leaders of the 21 Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation economies are coming to Hawaii to continue the discussion. Some of the state’s top innovators will be in the spotlight, including Sopogy of Honolulu.
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