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March 2016 Strive HI

14-Mar-2016

In this edition: Adopting the Next Generation Science Standards, bold new Maunakea Scholars program leverages community resources with new opportunities in schools, federal arts chair sees arts integration in public schools firsthand, Kaimuki High students work with the University of Hawaii on biodiversity research, learn more about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

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MARCH 2016

NGSS — A REVOLUTION IN SCIENCE EDUCATION
It is a priority for the Department to prepare students in science and ensure that they are equipped to tackle global problems. This is why the Board of Education has approved the adoption of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). STORY  


STUDENTS AWARDED MAUNAKEA OBSERVATORY TIME
The first four students to get observatory time at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope under the new Maunakea Scholars program are from Kapolei High. Congratulations to Ashley Cobbs, Nevyn Tyau, Jamie Valdez and David Zerba. STORY  


CULTIVATING THE NEXT GENERATION OF ASTRONOMERS
Maunakea Scholars grew from a discussion about leveraging educational and community partnerships to infuse schools with opportunity. "There's no telling what amazing discoveries they will achieve," said Supt. Matayoshi. STORY  


NEA CHAIR SEES ARTS IN ACTION IN HAWAII PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Students at Kalihi Kai Elementary showcased their arts-integrated curriculum with the head of artistic excellence, Jane Chu, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Kalihi Kai is one of three Turnaround Arts schools in Hawaii. STORY  


UH, KAIMUKI HIGH COLLABORATE ON STREAM RESEARCH
Kaimuki High students conduct important research for UH's Hawaii Stream Bioassessment Protocol to assess the biodiversity of Palolo Stream and the Ala Wai Watershed. What they found was shocking. STORY  


EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT (ESSA)
ESSA is a reauthorization of federal education law, replacing the prior law known as No Child Left Behind. Our page provides answers for impacts to Hawaii as we transition to its requirements by school year 2017-18. LEARN MORE  


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