March 2019 Inspire

18-Mar-2019

Inspirational stories from Hawai'i's public schools. In this edition: A 19,300 square-foot girls athletics facility opens at Kalani High, special education teacher Bella Finau-Faumuina named a Milken Educator of Promise, watch how the arts ignite learning in our special video series on the Artists in the Schools program, more stories.

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MARCH 2019

Kalani High girls locker room dedication
Kalani High dedicates new girls locker room, facilities
The 19,300 square-foot athletics facility addresses Title IX gender equity requirements by providing the school with its first girls’ athletic locker room, including personal lockers, access to hot showers, an area for game planning, and proximity to their athletic trainers. STORY  

2018 GRADUATING CLASS 2ND NATIONALLY IN AP GROWTH
The number of students in the graduating class of 2018 scoring 3 or higher on the rigorous Advanced Placement (AP) exam jumped 1.9 percentage points for the second-highest one-year gain nationwide. STORY  

HAWAII YOUTH SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGE PROJECT PROFILES
Mayumi, a senior at Kauai High, is creating a zero waste harvester out of everyday products that allows food scraps to be broken down and turned into a fertilizer sludge. Learn more about this and other student projects funded this year. STORY  

KANEOHE EL EDUCATOR NAMED TEACHER OF PROMISE
Special education teacher Bella Finau-Faumuina earned the prestigious award from the National Milken Educators of Hawaii. The award is given to an exceptional teacher in her first six semesters of teaching. STORY  

THE POWER OF A TEACHER'S STORY
From Kapolei Middle's Jill Fletcher: When we tell teachers it's okay to care about the issues that long held beliefs say they can't control, and give teachers opportunities to voice solutions, there will be a dramatic shift in public education. STORY  

SPOTLIGHT: SARA KING, ALA WAI ELEMENTARY
“Students need to know that success is about who you are as a human being and what kind of impact you make on our world and others.” The Title I coordinator won Hawaii’s Milken Educator Award on February 4. STORY  

TRANSITIONING STUDENT VOICE TO STUDENT POWER
Educators are talking about giving students agency in designing their educational experience. In addition to the work of the Kauai Teacher Fellowship, hear from Hawaii DOE educators Esther Park and Michael Kline. STORY  

WATCH HOW THE ARTS IGNITE LEARNING
The AITS Program, a partnership with the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, provides engaging, creative and fun learning based on the Fine Arts standards through residencies with qualified teaching artists for all grade levels. WATCH  

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