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OHA approves $1.5M grant for Hawaii-focused public charter schools

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - For the second consecutive year, the Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs approved a $1.5 million grant to 17 Native Hawaiian-focused public charter schools.

OHA says the grant will be used for the 2010-2011 school year to address the budget shortfalls schools will experience.

According to 2009 charter school enrollment figures, 3,600 students were enrolled in the 17 Native Hawaiian-focused public charter schools. Nearly 80 percent of those students are Native Hawaiian.

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