We’ve been producing journalism in the public interest for 10 years, with the aim of making Hawaii a better place, and we have no plans to stop any time soon. But we need your help to keep this critical work going strong. For a limited time, donations to Civil Beat will be doubled, thanks to a matching gift from the NewsMatch program!
Civil Beat has raised $76,000 towards our $200,000 goal!
After months of preparations, and a few set-backs, Kamalani Academy’s doors are finally open.
There’s someone directing traffic in the parking lot, while Kamalani Principal Jeff Vilardi is handing out what he calls, “The Boo-Hoo Breakfast,” — a bag of tissues and other first-day goodies for parents of the younger classes.
Welcome to Episode 3 of “On Campus,” our new education podcast that follows the first-year turmoils and triumphs of one of Hawaii’s newest charter schools.
Kamalani science teacher Clifford Lim hands out the class syllabus on the first day of school.
April Estrellon/Civil Beat
In this episode, host Jessica Terrell takes us through the first day of school at Kamalani – from parent drop-offs to arts integration activities at work in the classroom.
We also talk about what it means to open a charter school in Hawaii in a time where the issue of school choice has been controversial nationwide.
Civil Beat will be tagging along with Kamalani staff on their journey, posting occasional podcasts throughout the school year. Check our “On Campus” page for updates.
Stay Up To Date On The Coronavirus And Other Hawaii Issues