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Private school association on returning to school; Department of Education struggles to get computers to all students; Gov. David Ige talks state's COVID response; Exhibit shows Hawaii's worldwide influence on string instruments

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About 60% of Hawaii parents said in a survey, their employer would not offer flexible hours to meet their children’s school and child care schedule.

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BOSTON (AP) — Facing eight federal lawsuits and opposition from hundreds of universities, the Trump administration on Tuesday rescinded a rule that would have required international students to transfer or leave the country if their schools held classes entirely online because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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International students will be forced to leave the U.S. or transfer to another college if their schools offer classes entirely online this fall, under new guidelines issued Monday by federal immigration authorities.

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State lawmakers back in session to address budget shortfall; Punahou School's plan to bring students back on campus; Teens who'd never met organized Hawaii's Black Lives Matter protest; Kaiser High No. 1 in the nation in math and reading proficiency

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One of many questions about the phased re-openings of communities around the world concerns education. It’s not just about the plans for local schools, there are still a lot of issues concerning international students. And that includes in the Asia Pacific.

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Find out how a grassroots effort got started in Hawaii to help kids get connected to the Internet. On this edition of Bytemarks Café, learn how a project called WiFi on Wheels aims to use inactive school buses to bring Internet access to families without broadband.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has kept Hawaiʻiʻs schools closed for more than a month and families are beginning to feel the impact. 

For students enrolled in Hawaiian immersion programs, school is often the only place where kids are able to practice the language. 

 

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Progress with online learning at Hawaii's public schools; Mid-Pac Institute on deeper learning and teaching online; A look at mobile coronavirus testing; Hawaii Association of Independent Schools turns 50

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Find out about distance learning, especially now with students sheltering at home. This edition of Bytemarks Café explores some of the best practices and delivery platforms to effectively replace the traditional classroom experience.

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The Hawaiʻi Supreme Court recently ruled in a landmark case that the state is constitutionally required to provide reasonable access to Hawaiian immersion education. The ruling may be a game changer for advocates of ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, the Hawaiian language.

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On this edition of Bytemarks Café, a look at an educational tool to help connect students with internships and job opportunities. Learn about the Education Bridge, which is like a match.com service to help students explore the business world, and prepare for a life after graduation.

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The future of worker benefits just might include free college. It’s a concept that is getting some attention on the mainland, and it may have a future here in the islands. 

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Hawaii Island has more public charter schools than any other island in the state. Most charter schools do not get funding from the state for physical facilities. But as the new school year gets underway, students and faculty at one Big Island charter school are looking forward to getting brand new facilities. And in this case, those are paid for by the state.

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On this edition of Bytemarks Café, a look at the impact of artificial intelligence and how students can get involved. A discussion with the team at Oceanit about how they've built a curriculum to help high school students learn about AI and get a jump on this exploding field.

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Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt will find out what is planned for the upcoming annual statewide STEM Conference. He'll talk to the organizers of the special three-part hackathon for students featuring citizen science, coral hack, and the voyaging song challenge.

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Recently, educators from Kamehameha Schools’ Ho’olaukoa Design and Strategies team gathered at Ho‘omaluhia Garden to experience a new teaching method called Arting and Writing.  This approach uses Hawai‘i based ideas and the environment to help learners find their own motivation. 

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We head to the Big Island for KanakaCona comic book convention, or comic-con, with a Hawaiian twist. 

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Chaminade University has gained approval from a court appointed manager to continue the doctoral program in clinical psychology previously run by the now defunct Argosy University Hawaii. The Argosy program was one of only two in the state that produced doctoral-level clinical psychologists.

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Argosy University is expected to permanently close its doors today. The private university has 22 campuses around the country, including three in Hawaii. Earlier this week, Argosy said it would likely cease operations at the end of the week, sending students and faculty scrambling.

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Educators don’t normally deceive their students, but every once in a while, they have a good reason to do so. That was the case at one local school when a staff member was the secret winner of an award often called “the Oscar of teaching.” A former teacher and current adminsitrator at Honolulu's Ala Wai Elementary School was the winner of a Milken Educator Award.

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Among the 43 states that have a publicly funded preschool program, Hawaii ranks last with less than 5% of 4-year-olds enrolled. That's according to a 2017 report from the National Institute for Early Education Research. On Wednesday, Governor David Ige signed a plan that aims to expand access to public pre-k.

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Monday is inauguration day for Governor David Ige’s second term. It’s also the start of the first term for Lieutenant Governor Josh Green — and he has several pretty specific plans.

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Hawaiʻi teenagers are experiencing physical and sexual abuse in dating relationships at rates higher than the national average. That’s according to a survey conducted by the state in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi reports on what this looks like and what is being done to prevent it.

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Math class isn’t what it used to be. For ninth graders at Hālau Kū Mana Public Charter School, it means escaping the classroom and losing the calculator. HPR Reporter Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has this story.

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It’s been a year since the MeToo hashtag spread virally on social media, sparking a movement against sexual harassment. Academia – like Hollywood, the media and Congress – faced its own Me Too movement. HPR Reporter Ku’uwehi Hiraishi sits down with someone who’s been following the issue closely.

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A heated debate is taking place around the state over whether or not we should amend the state constitution. One proposal would give the state legislature the power to tax investment property to fund public education. That measure will be decided directly by voters through a ballot referendum.

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In one month Hawaii voters will decide whether or not to amend the state constitution. The specific amendment under consideration would create a property tax surcharge to fund public education. It would be a significant change in how residents are taxed in this state. Currently only county governments can levy property taxes.

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Voters will get the chance to decide whether or not property taxes should be used to fund Hawaii's public schools. A judge ruled on Friday that a referendum question to amend the state constitution could remain on the November ballot. 

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During this year's legislative session, state lawmakers approved the language for a statewide ballot referendum on a new amendment to the state constitution. If approved by voters, the amendment would create a state-wide property tax on certain investment properties to fund public schools. But attorneys from all of Hawaii's county governments are now challenging the proposal.

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