Three Hawaii Charter Schools Receive Federal Grants

HONOLULU (KHNL) - The U.S. Department of Education awarded nearly $500,000 to three charter school developers in Hawaii.

Kona Pacific Public Charter School on the Big Island is getting a $164,000 grant.  Hawaii Technology Academy in Ewa Beach will receive $173,000 and Hauula Ice Breakers on Oahu is receiving $158,000.

The department awarded more than $3 million to 22 grantees across the country.

Education officials say the money will be used to help plan, design and create new charter schools and to increase the school choices that parents have to provide their children.