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Jessica Terrell

Federal Grant Aids False Killer Whales Cascadia Research

Federal Grant Aids False Killer Whales

NOAA grant will help study false killer whales in Hawaii, and support conservation efforts.
Mainland Butterfly Populates Hawaii Francis Joy / University of Hawaii

Mainland Butterfly Populates Hawaii

UH researchers say the butterfly, first spotted on Oahu in 2013, can now be found on at least five other islands.
BOE Plans Rare Evening Meeting Cory Lum/Civil Beat

BOE Plans Rare Evening Meeting

The Hawaii Board of Education hopes to increase attendance by scheduling a meeting outside of business hours in October.
Cool Our Keiki Rallies Planned PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Cool Our Keiki Rallies Planned

A Facebook group plans to protest the lack of air conditioning in public schools on Friday.
Obama’s AAPI Commission Visits Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Obama’s AAPI Commission Visits Hawaii

The President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders is making its first-ever visit to Hawaii this week.
McKinley High School Turns 150 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

McKinley High School Turns 150

Big celebrations are planned for the second oldest public high school in Hawaii, while signatures continue to accumulate on a petition to change its name.
Student Proficiency Dips on New Test Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Student Proficiency Dips on New Test

Less than half of Hawaii students tested were deemed proficient in English and math on the new state tests.
Hawaii Board of Education Passes Student Discipline Policy Flickr.com

Hawaii Board of Education Passes Student Discipline Policy

The policy was scaled back to address the concerns of school administrators, and language was removed that would have made suspensions a last resort.
BOE to Consider Milder Student Discipline Policy Tuesday Cory Lum/Civil Beat

BOE to Consider Milder Student Discipline Policy Tuesday

After months of delayed votes on a new student discipline policy that would make suspensions an action of last resort, the BOE considers a scaled-back version.
ACT Scores Improved in Hawaii in 2015, But Are Lowest in Nation Courtesy of ACT

ACT Scores Improved in Hawaii in 2015, But Are Lowest in Nation

Only one in 10 public school students in the class of 2015 earned college-ready marks in all four core subjects.
First-Ever Head of Hawaiian Education Foresees ‘Revolutionary’ Changes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

First-Ever Head of Hawaiian Education Foresees ‘Revolutionary’ Changes

UPDATED: Dawn Kaui Sang's new role brings big challenges as she looks to redefine language immersion programs and make sure every student in the state learns about Hawaiian culture.
Hawaii Looks to Shorten School Employee Misconduct Investigations Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Looks to Shorten School Employee Misconduct Investigations

The Department of Education is hiring two more investigators to help reduce how long it takes to investigate cases of possible employee misconduct.