Interview with Alan Oshima: A business perspective on public education. (Source; ThinkTech Hawaii, September 2015)

On September 3, 2015, in Think Tech, by Shannon Hillman

Join us for an interview with Alan Oshima, President and CEO Hawaiian Electric. Jim will ask Alan to draw from his personal experience with public education and reflect on his business career. Tune in as we explore public education options to better prepare the youth of Hawaii as they become leaders of the business world. […]

HEPC Testimony on Science Standards

On August 31, 2015, in Hawaii Board of Education, HEPC Legislative Testimony, STEM, by Shannon Hillman

In lieu of the Board of Education’s upcoming discussion of new science standards in schools, HEPC Director, Jim Shon, has submitted testimony on the subject. HEPC Testimony on Science Standards, 2015

School Rankings and Estimates for States (Source; NEA, August 2015)

On August 28, 2015, in K-12, by Shannon Hillman

“The data presented in this combined report―Rankings & Estimates―provide facts about the extent to which local, state, and national governments commit resources to public education. As one might expect in a nation as diverse as the United States—with respect to economics, geography, and politics—the level of commitment to education varies on a state-by-state basis. Regardless […]

Interview with Deborah Zysman: Early Education. (Source; Think Tech Hawaii, August 2015)

On August 27, 2015, in Early Education and Preschool, Think Tech, by Shannon Hillman

Host Jim Shon speaks with Deborah Zysman (Good Beginnings Alliance) about the continued efforts to make early education programs more readily available for all Hawaiian children. Find the Youtube interview here.

Teacher Shortage in NY?? (Source: Chalkbeat, August 2015)

On August 21, 2015, in K-12, by Shannon Hillman

NY not experiencing difficulties seen across the country. Schools in New York are receiving a large number of applicants for a handful of available teaching positions. This is not the case in places such as Nashville, Oklahoma City, or a number of other urban school districts struggling to fill positions before this school year begins. […]

Interview with Kanoe Ahuna: Starting a new school? (Source; Thinktech Hawaii, August 2015)

On August 21, 2015, in Charter Schools, Think Tech, by Shannon Hillman

On Movers and Shakers this week, Host Jim Shon interviews Kanoe Ahuna, and discusses what it takes to start a new school. Find the Youtube interview here. 

Looking for HI DOE data? Look to the State data book! (Source;

Data: July 2015 Find the State of Hawaii Data book for 2014 on enrollment numbers, budgets, school and student test scores, library systems and more for K-12 and Higher Education system in Hawaii.

Explaining the Financing of College Athletes (Source: Inside Higher Ed, August 2015)

On August 15, 2015, in College Tuition and Debt, Financing, by Shannon Hillman

More Money, if you can play ball…. Some colleges and universities that play big-time intercollegiate sports are sharply increasing the federally defined cost of attendance for students at their institutions this year — letting them provide several thousand more dollars in stipends for scholarship athletes, but resulting in little if any additional funds for other […]

Interview with Shannon Hillman: Does Teaching ESL equal higher incomes? (Source; Think Tech Hawaii, August 2015)

On August 15, 2015, in Think Tech, by Shannon Hillman

Join Host Jim Shon and Educational Researcher Shannon Hillman as they discuss her research into English Education and national economies in Asia. Find the Youtube Video here.

The Citizen Preschooler (Source: The Atlantic, August 2015)

On August 6, 2015, in Civic Education and Citizenship, by Shannon Hillman

  From the Atlantic comes a look at Harvard’s Project Zero, which aims to instill democratic values in children as young as Preschool. Find the article on the Atlantic’s website.

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