Earlier this month, Civil Beat held Education Cafes in Mililani and Kaneohe to discuss how we can improve the education system in Hawaii. Our partner Olelo taped the talks and we’re making them widely available so that readers can see the discussions and share their own insights.

The Mililani event was titled “How Do We Retain and Elevate Teachers in Hawaii?” and featured Education chair Sen. Michelle Kidani, the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board’s Lisa DeLong, Teach For America’s William Scott, the New Teacher Center’s Michelle Robellard, and Campbell High School teacher Corey Rosenlee.

Kaneohe’s talk focused on “Early Education: Amendment 4 Failed, Now What?” and included Ways and Means chair Sen. Jill Tokuda, Early Childhood Action Strategy Coordinator Kerrie Urosevich, Good Beginnings’ Deborah Zysman, the HSTA’s Joan Lewis, and FACE’s Karen Ginoza.

Both conversations were sponsored by the He’e Coalition, the University of Hawaii College of Education, and the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board.

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