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Emily Dugdale

Pod Squad: Jill Tokuda’s Personal Bid To Be Hawaii LG Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Jill Tokuda’s Personal Bid To Be Hawaii LG

The Democratic state senator speaks about formative lifetime experiences that shaped her as she now seeks higher office.

Charter School Principal Calls It Quits After A Year April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Charter School Principal Calls It Quits After A Year

Principal Jeff Vilardi is the latest in a series of staff departures at Kamalani Academy.

On Campus: Redefining Success

On Campus: Redefining Success

Efforts in Arkansas to close the achievement gap for Marshallese students could hold some valuable lessons for Kamalani.

‘Offshore’ Podcast Returns With A Young Man On An Urgent Mission Honolulu Civil Beat

‘Offshore’ Podcast Returns With A Young Man On An Urgent Mission

“The Blood Calls” to London Lewis as he searches for his birth culture in the Marshall Islands. And we investigate adoption practices in Hawaii and Arkansas.

On Campus: A Teacher’s Journey April Estrellon/Civil Beat

On Campus: A Teacher’s Journey

Kamalani Academy teachers talk about their journey to the classroom, and the triumphs and pitfalls of starting a new charter school.

Pod Squad: Why This Longtime Advocate Is Running For City Council Emily Dugdale/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Why This Longtime Advocate Is Running For City Council

Hawaii Kai activist Natalie Iwasa thinks elected officials aren’t listening to what the community is saying.

On Campus: Temperature Check

On Campus: Temperature Check

Kamalani Academy looks for ways to bolster school spirit, while school leaders grapple with retention issues behind the scenes.
On Campus: The Four “Hales” April Estrellon/Civil Beat

On Campus: The Four “Hales”

Kamalani Academy adopts a medieval school tradition made popular by Harry Potter to help teach Hawaiian values.

On Campus: It’s The First Day of School at Kamalani April Estrellon/Civil Beat

On Campus: It’s The First Day of School at Kamalani

Join Kamalani Academy on its first day of school and take a peek inside classrooms as students and teachers get to know each other.