Are you a UH Student concerned with Tuition? Take our survey!

On August 28, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Shannon Hillman

Dear University of Hawaii Student.   Concerned about tuition, the cost of living, future student debt?     Over the last year, there has been much interest in the issue, but little data on how UH students themselves feel and experience higher costs. We at the Hawai’i Educational Policy Center want to voice students’ concerns […]

New Policy Brief on International Data shows educational and other researchers what they are missing out on.

On August 20, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Shannon Hillman

In a new policy brief, we explore the PISA and TIMSS international tests. Reviewing what is taken away from the tests, the brief explores the multitudes of data that is readily available for anyone willing to take the time and look through it. Check out the brief in full below. Attention Education Researchers; 2015 is […]

HEPC presents Testimony to UH Board of Regents

On July 16, 2014, in Higher Education, News & Events, Uncategorized, by Shannon Hillman

At the July 17th Board of Regents meeting, HEPC Director Jim Shon and Researcher Shannon Hillman presented testimony to its members. Testimony included some recently gathered data on the issue of student debt and the rising tuition costs. HEPC TESTIMONY- BOR – JULY 17th Dr. Shon HEPC TESTIMONY- BOR – JULY 17th

Reducing funding for education sees loss in Employment

On June 10, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Shannon Hillman

Between June 2009, when the recession ended, and November 2012, the lowest point for local education employment, districts cut nearly 350,000 workers. They’ve hired fewer than 40,000 of them back since then. See review from website FiveThirtyEight Economics of how the US has reduced funding for education.

Why Cursive Handwriting matters

On June 3, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Shannon Hillman

An interesting read from the New York Times on the importance of messy handwriting vs cursive and the process of attaining the latter.

Check out HEPC’s latest Policy report on Student Debt!

On May 11, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Shannon Hillman

Over the last few months, HEPC has been exploring the issue of student debt in a national context, and then more specifically here in our own backyard of Manoa. Check out our first look at the issue, ranging from exploring the living costs here in Hawai’i, to what UH system charges it’s students and how […]

Find HEPC’s HERA handout HERE.

On February 2, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Shannon Hillman

On Saturday, Feb 1st, HEPC’s Director Jim Shon, Law Professor Liam Skilling, and researcher Shannon Hillman presented their conclusions on future areas for research on the Immigrants and English Language Learners conference. Check it out;  HERA Handout

New Survey of America’s Charter Schools

On January 31, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Shannon Hillman

From the Center for Education Reform comes the Survey Of America’s Charter Schools, 2014. The national survey on charter schools shows the average school receives 36% less funding and no facilities. Find the full report, including data and analysis here.    

HEPC’s Immigration and ELL Conference

On January 19, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Shannon Hillman

Thanks to all who attended our Conference held on Saturday, the 18th at the Law School at UHM. WE will be posting resources used by our presenters and the Center shortly on our Current Projects page.

Hawai’i’s Annual Report on Charter Schools

On January 6, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Shannon Hillman

The State Public Charter School Commission has recently released their annual report on the state of Charter schools and the implementation of new 2012 legislation as well as other current issues. Find the report here.  

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