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Some Hawaii public schools have welcomed back students for in-person classes. But parents say it puts them in a difficult spot: how can they decide if it’s safe to send their kids back to campus?

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Even before the pandemic, internet service on Molokaʻi was rarely ideal – spotty coverage, slow speeds and constant buffering. This has become an even bigger frustration for residents on the island’s Hawaiian Home Lands, where service is limited to one embattled telecom provider.

Parents: Online Learning Program Has Racist, Sexist Content

Oct 4, 2020
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HONOLULU (AP) -- Zan Timtim doesn't think it's safe for her eighth-grade daughter to return to school in person during the coronavirus pandemic but also doesn't want her exposed to a remote learning program that misspelled and mispronounced the name of Queen Liliʻuokalani, the last monarch to rule the Hawaiian Kingdom.

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Tumisu via Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, as students get accustomed to distance learning, how are teachers adapting to the new technologies. We’ll talk to teachers on Hawaii Island that have adopted online tools to deliver entertainment and music classes normally conducted in person.

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Sasint via Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll find out about a small non-profit that has taken on the challenge of getting refurbished computers into student hands. With every student relying on distance learning from home, we’ll find out what it takes to get them set up with the right computer.

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Updated: 8/8/2020, 3:36 p.m.

The Hawaii Department of Health today reported 231 new COVID-19 cases and 1 death. The latest death is an Oahu man older than 60, the department said. He is the state's 31st fatality from the coronavirus.