University of Hawaii audit report. (Source: The Auditor, June, 2015)

On June 5, 2015, in Financing, Hawaii State Legislature, Higher Education, by Shannon Hillman

Check out the Audit of the Research Corporation of the University of Hawai‘i to the Governor and the Legislature. Find the PDF here.  

Interview with Boyce Brown: Education in America (Source: ThinkTech Hawaii, March, 2015)

On May 23, 2015, in Hawaii State Legislature, School Reform, Think Tech, by Shannon Hillman

  Meet Local boy, world traveler ,author, activist and educator Boyce Brown. Currently involved as a aid in the Hawaii Legislature, Mr. Brown joins us to discuss his newest book, “A Policy History of Standards-Based Education in America”/ Peter Lang Publishers. Find the Youtube interview here.

UH Medical School’s Kakaako Business Plan is revised (Source: UH, April, 2015)

On April 25, 2015, in Financing, Hawaii State Legislature, Higher Education, News & Events, by Shannon Hillman

The John A Burns School of Medicine and UH Cancer Center have revised their business plan for expansion into Kakaako. With financial support from the State to the University severely declining in the recent years,  the School has proposed several possible futures and how they would move forward. Find the full report here.

HEPC Testimony HB 811 Relating to Education

HB 811 HD1 provides funding for two FTE graduate students for HEPC.  Testimony is for House Committee on Finance for March 4, 2015.  Remarks contain background on HEPC history, purpose, and projects. HEPC Testimony for HB 811 HD1 Mar 4 2015

UH Releases New Documents on Tuition Reviews and Measuring their own Efficiency.

On July 11, 2014, in College Tuition and Debt, Financing, Hawaii State Legislature, Higher Education, by Shannon Hillman

Over the last week, UH has released two documents showing the measuring of efficiency for the UH system and the latest review of the Proposed Tuition increases over the 2016-17 AY.  

Reducing funding for education sees loss in Employment

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.

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