Education

Schools near stadium adjust schedules to prepare for Bruno Mars concert gridlock

Survey: More than half of Hawaii middle schoolers say bullying a problem

Meet Hawaii’s 2019 Teacher of the Year

More Hawaii public school students taking (and passing) AP exams

Weeks after system outage, DOE starts processing late payments to vendors

Board approves significant rate hike for parking at U.H. Manoa

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Crews finish repairing water main break in Waiakea

Parents join teachers at Hawaii schools to rally in support of constitutional amendment

4 former governors weigh in on controversial constitutional amendment

Football player’s family challenging little known practice rule that sidelined their son’s season

Talk about aiming high: This Big Island teacher wants to install an observatory on campus

Hawaii teacher’s big idea: Create a statewide competition to celebrate young musical talent

  With on-campus center, Aiea High teacher wants to steer students to health care careers

Aiea High School health and science teacher Ryan Chatfield hopes to steer some of her students toward careers in health care.

Teachers go door-to-door to urge voters to support surcharge to fund education

Opponents say the proposed constitutional amendment is poorly-written and vague.

  At a tiny school on the Big Island, this teacher wants her kids to reach for the stars

Leimamo Lind-Strauss left the business world to become a teacher.

Battle over constitutional amendment heats up as state’s highest court to hear challenge

The proposal will go before voters in the general election.

Under fire for its handling of bullying, DOE considers tougher stance

A band teacher with a big idea: Helping his students share the ‘gift of music’ with others

With her $100,000 grant, a Hawaii teacher transformed her classroom into an ‘imaginarium’

Vote for 3 Hawaii teachers in the running for $100K educational grant

‘Badly in need’: Hawaii teachers stage ‘walk-in' to raise awareness about funding for education

Parents raise concerns about lack of staffing, communication at new Wahiawa charter school

  In several Hawaii middle schools, they bring ‘uncle energy' to mentor teen boys into responsible young men

"We focus on not giving advice. We focus on providing a listening ear and a caring ear."

‘It looks like they’re in jail’: TX students in detention wear orange shirts, clean windows

The superintendent stopped the practice, saying staff didn’t get it approved by the district, and students will return to serving detention in a classroom setting.

2018 Economics Teacher of the Year

The Hawaii Council on Economic Education has selected Kit-U Wong as Economic Teacher of the Year. Wong is an academic dean and economics teacher at Maryknoll School. She has been teaching economics and personal finance at Maryknoll (her alma mater) for over 8 years. Wong's most notable achievement is a project-based learning class she developed called “Navigating the Financial ABC’s of a College Education.” She is Maryknoll’s sole Economics, AP E...

DOE Interview: Asst Superintendent Dann Carlson

In less than a week thousands of public school students are heading back to class.  Assistant Superintendent Dann Carlson joined us on Sunrise this morning. When we asked Carlson about the warm temperatures of summer, we were concerned with keeping classrooms cool.  Carlson let us know that they are proceeding with "over 1400 schools" finished in the process.  Carlson also mentioned that they did it without increasing the energy needed for the process; ma...

American Heart Association Maui Kids Cook With Heart program

The American Heart Association (AHA) is teaming with Maui chefs to give Lahaina-area students and their families a taste of better eating. To encourage healthy eating among youths and their families, the American Heart Association developed the Kids/Teens Cook With Heart program to teach elementary...

Investor and philanthropist Jay Shidler

Real estate investor Jay Shidler had already given so much money to his alma mater that UH renamed it the Shidler College of Business. That was before his recent gift of $228 million.

  Interview: Girls Scouts STEM Fest tomorrow

Exposing girls to jobs in STEM fields is a priority to the Girl Scouts of Hawaii.  The organization is having their annual STEM Fest tomorrow.  Wendy Myers is a Troop Leader. Joining her are Koko, Abby, Tabitha and Maysa.2015 STEM Fest is currently sold out, with 140 girls registered to attend. We are already excited for next year’s STEM Fest, which we’re hoping to grow into an even larger event so more girls can participate!This year’s STEM Fest event will ...

Interview: Project Kalo Preschool Program

The Department of Education on Hawaii island has a program that's geared toward native Hawaiian Children called "Project Kalo Preschool Program".  We talked to Art Souza who is the West Hawaii Complex Area Superintendent, HIDOE; and Taffi Wise is the Executive Director of Kanu O Ka Aina Learning Ohana.Souza described how the program is a model for other programs that are helping in the educational engagement of children, making them "school ready"...

4th Graders Build Homemade Air Conditioner

4th graders at Waikiki Elementary School used their experience in their hot classrooms as a jumping-off point for a small science lesson. They made their own air conditioner. Hannah Gaines, Yu Chen He, Koki Hayashi, Niko Hamilton-Roque, Jurai Kamei, Nick Pham, Maka Kamano, Jamie Yee, Conrad Freeze joined us on the show along with teacher Courtney Carpenter.For more information, click HERE.Copyright 2015 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.

Sunrise On The Road - Farrington High School

Sunrise is on the road at Farrington High School.  Find out some interesting facts about this school and what this school has planned for the upcoming year as school begins today.

Geek Beat - iPod Touch, Quizlet App, StudyCal App

The Geeks made it down to Farrington High School to give some new and not so new ideas for school.

Back to school - Crosswalk Safety

School starts on Wednesday for thousands of Hawaii students, and one of the most important things to prepare your kids for is walking safely to school.

Tsunami Awareness Month

Tsunamis as you know can occur at any time and that is why it is important to be prepared. Jennifer Robbins has a deeper look on how we are becoming even more prepared for the potential of an intense tsunami.

Damien Memorial School PV Panels

(HawaiiNewsNow)This 125-kilowatt photovoltaic system has already been up and running for a week now. It includes 385 panels on 2 rooftops ...

The future is now for Hawaii commuters with Yuneec’s E-Go Cruiser

Ready? Set…E-Go! With Hawaii's growing transportation challenges, commuters, students and enthusiasts of zero emissions conveyance now have an option in Yuneec's E-Go electric board.This cutting edge, futuristic transportation device is remote control operated...

Smoke Alarms For Everyone (S.A.F.E.) Program

(Hawaii News Now) - The Honolulu Fire Department, along with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers,  are having a smoke alarm installation drive next week. The plan is to install 100 smoke alarms in the homes of senior citizens...

A Night for the Culinary Arts

(Hawaii News Now) - Nagomi Japanese Teppan and Lounge will be hosting a benefit for the Culinary Arts Program at Kapiolani Community College on Thursday, May 15 th at 6PM. All those in attendance will enjoy a Six Course Meal of Nagomi...

Learning to save money for keiki

Money management is one of the most important life lessons for keiki. Once a child is old enough to count, he or she is old enough to learn money essentials. Without a fundamental understanding of a dollar's value...

Eli Manning and Citizen Watch Company to support National Merit Scholarship Program

(Hawaii News Now) - Two-time MVP and two-time Champion Quarterback, Eli Manning joins forces with Citizen Watch Company of America to support their National Merit Scholarship program and give college students some helpful tips and advice...

Department of Parks & Recreation Summer Fun Programs

(Hawaii News Now) -  School's out at the end of the month, so it's time to start planning for your kid's summer.  Marc Koga and Kehau Bangay are both recreation directors with the City and County of Honolulu, Department of Parks and Recreation...

Merrie Monarch Week: Newcomer Halau

(Hawaii News Now) - Preparations for the 51st annual festival Merrie Monarch festival have been going on since last year's celebration wrapped up.  One hula halau from Kalihi is facing a little extra pressure...

Merrie Monarch Week: Project Kuleana

(Hawaii News Now) - The Merrie Monarch Festival is underway on the Big Island. We'll be getting live reports from Mileka Lincoln and Amy Kalili, all week long, starting tomorrow. But Amy starts us off today, with a story about musicians and filmmakers inspiring people...

  Hawaii Culinary Education Foundation Golf Tournament

(Hawaii News Now) - The sixteenth annual Hawaii Culinary Education Foundation Charity Golf Tournament  will be held on Monday, April 28, 2014 at the Kapolei Golf Course.  Tournament proceeds benefit the culinary nonprofit dedicated to culinary education in Hawaii...

Mauka to Makai Environmental Expo celebrates Earth Month

(Hawaii News Now) - In celebration of Earth Month, the City and County of Honolulu's Department of Environmental Services and the Hawaii State Department of Health present the 7th annual Mauka to Makai Environmental Expo...

Damien School’s Rookie Rocket Team Qualifies for Nationals

(Hawaii News Now) - No one thought the 7 brainiacs on the first-year Damien Memorial School rocketry team were going anywhere when their first rocket exploded in midair over Marine Corps Base Hawaii in December...

  Students Getting Ready for Hawaii State Science & Engineering Fair

(Hawaii News Now) - The 57th Hawai`i State Science & Engineering Fair will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center Kamehameha Exhibit Hall III.  Public viewing will be on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. with awards to follow...

  Live Butterfly Conservatory Opens This Saturday at Pearlridge Center

(Hawaii News Now) - The Pearlridge Center Butterfly Conservatory is a special exhibit that houses hundreds of living butterflies fluttering freely amidst their favorite local flora now through April 19...

  The Art of Improv with Think Fast

(Hawaii News Now) - Founding members of Mr. Aaron Presents flagship team Think Fast, Larissa Nielsen, David K Jones, and Rory Franzen have been teaching improvisers for over 3 years and offer more than 25 years of combined theater...

  442nd 'Go For Broke' Exhibit to Tour the Islands

(Hawaii News Now) - Starting today, an exhibit featuring the famed 442nd Infantry Regiment will begin it's tour of the Hawaiian Islands. The Go For Broke Exhibit is about the Japanese American soldiers in World War II. It also tells this story in the wider context...

  Understanding Whale Behaviors Through Science Research

(Hawaii News Now) - Being lucky enough to live in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, we are also lucky to be surrounded be thousands of species of marine life, including whales.  While we can catch glimpses of humpback whales as they migrate through Hawaiian waters...

  8th Grader's hypothesis states plants could help identify murder suspects

(HawaiiNewsNow) - Chloe Dunster is a 8th grader at St. Andrew's Priory who has a developed a hypothosis claiming that plants could potentially help police identify murder suspects...

  Sacred Hearts Academy to Host Free Math Power Workshop

(Hawaii News Now) - Sacred Hearts Academy is hosting a free Math Power workshop on Saturday, January 25, 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.  The workshop is open to island girls, junior-kindergarten (age 4) to grade 4...

  A Multitude of Traditional Hawaiian Art and Craft Demonstrations Offered at Discover Kualoa

(Hawaii News Now) - For those who are naturally crafty or enjoy learning crafts, the upcoming Discover Kualoa is a perfect, family-friend event to attend. On Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Kualoa Ranch...

  Moani Hara Crowned New Miss Hawaii USA

(Hawaii News Now) - A new Miss Hawaii USA was crowned this past Sunday. Moani Hara now heads to compete in the Miss USA Pageant...

  Damien Students Aim High With Rocket Challenge

(Hawaii News Now) - A group of classmates at Damien Memorial School are gearing up for a one-of-a-kind challenge...involving rockets! And today, this group of young scientists...

  Hawaiian Word of the Day: Aikapu

(Hawaii News Now) - In order to promote the Hawaiian culture and language, Hawaii News Now and Olelo Community Media present The Hawaiian Word of the Day...

  Hawaiian Word of the Day: Pua Kenikeni

(Hawaii News Now) - Hawaii News Now along with Olelo Community Media present Olelo O Ka La or the Hawaiian Word of the Day...

  What Do Your Dreams Mean?

(Hawaii News Now) - Everyone has them, some more than others.  Some even seem more real than others.  We're talking about dreams.  Psychologist Paul Unkur has been studying...

  Fire Prevention Week: Kitchen Safety

(Hawaii News Now) - It's Fire Prevention Week here in Hawaii!  In homes all across the island, there are numerous things in the kitchen that you may have forgotten about that may be..

  The Hawaiian Monk Seal Crittercam Project

(Hawaii News Now) - After many centuries of being absent in the main Hawaiian Islands, the Hawaiian monk seals have recently re-established a population here.  But, there are several concerns about the impacts of the monk seals in the Hawaiian Islands...

  Back To School: Teen Driver Safety - Parallel Parking

(Hawaii News Now) - It's been one week, since public school started back up again and you may have noticed more cars on the roads - as well as younger drivers...

  Back To School: Teen Driver Safety

(Hawaii News Now) - It's been one week, since public school started back up again and you may have noticed more cars on the roads - as well as younger drivers...

The Naia Guide App for the iPad

(Hawaii News Now) - Dolphins are a beautiful part of the ocean and of Hawaii's ecological system, but many people are unaware of their natural habits.  A new app for the iPad called the Naia Guide...

Moms In Hawaii: Reducing School Morning Stress

(Hawaii News Now) - During the summer, children's schedule and homework load eases up and morning routines may not be as time constrained.  Even for parents, the summer traffic...

Local Filmmaker Working On Documentary "Barak Obama Made In Hawaii"

(Hawaii News Now) - President Obama spent 15 out of the first 18 years of his life in Hawaii. Hawaii is where his character and personality were shaped – yet this fact is virtually unknown...

  Local Filmmaker Working On Documentary "Barak Obama Made In Hawaii"

(Hawaii News Now) - President Obama spent 15 out of the first 18 years of his life in Hawaii. Hawaii is where his character and personality were shaped – yet this fact is virtually unknown...

  Hawaiian Word Of the Day: Noni

(Hawaii News Now) - Hawaii News Now and Olelo Community Media is proud to present Olelo O Ka La, or the Hawaiian word of the day...

  5th Annual High School Block Party

(Hawaii News Now) - The Hawaii Meth Project is having it's 5th annual High School Block Party.  It's an event that will feature 5 stages of entertainment for teens ages 14-19...

  Public charter school focuses on project-based learning

(HawaiiNewsNow) - During school, many students will wonder when they will ever use what they learned in real life...

  Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kelekiko

(Hawaii News Now) - Hawaii News Now and Olelo bring you the Hawaiian Word of the Day.  Today's word is something that people are doing...

  New Baby Expo: Your Baby Can Read!

(Hawaii News Now) - Hawaii ranks in the lowest 20 percent for literacy in the US, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. What could help? Teaching kids to read at a very early age...

  Moms In Hawaii: The Safe Haven Law

(Hawaii News Now) - If you are a mom who feels you can't keep your baby, DON'T give birth alone, and/or abandon the baby somewhere random...

  Rocket Girl Tia Watson

(Hawaii News Now) - Her call sign is Luna.  Tia Watson is a local 6th grader who is very savvy in science. She's so smart - she can launch rockets...

  Power Of The Indigenous

(Hawaii News Now) - Educators from Hawaii, the South Pacific, and from across the mainland are meeting on Oahu this week...

  Dr. Jill Tarter, Chair of the SETI Institute

(Hawaii News Now) - Does intelligent life exist beyond Earth? If so, how might we find it?  These will be some of the questions discussed at the second Sheraton Waikiki Explorers...

  The Heart Of A Hero

(Hawaii News Now) - The Young Patriot's Club of Navy Hale Keiki School (NHKS) will present the second annual "Heart of a Hero" award to Pearl Harbor Survivor...

Hawaiian Word Of The Day: Konohiki

(Hawaii News Now) - In an effort to help perpetuate the Hawaiian culture and language, Hawaii News Now, along with Olelo Community Media...

  4th Annual voyager Concert Fundraiser, Part 2

(Hawaii News Now) -  This weekend, the Voyager Public Charter School will be having their 4th annual Voyager Concert Fundraiser...