Early Childhood Education Discussed Using Google+ Hangout

  Honolulu–  Early childhood education providers and stakeholders from across the State, along with lawmakers, Early Childhood Coordinator Terry Lock and Governor Neil Abercrombie, participated in a roundtable discussion on early childhood education in Hawaii today.  Stakeholders from Maui, Kauai, Waimea, Kona and Hilo participated in the discussion via Google+ Hangout, hosted by Senate Committee Education Chair Senator Jill Tokuda. U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono’s Chief of Staff Betsy Lin also linked in, via Google+ Hangout…

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Hawaii State Senate Education Chair to Host Early Learning Hangout

Honolulu — Hawaii State Senate Committee on Education Chair Jill Tokuda, along with United States Senator Mazie K. Hirono and preschool providers from around the State, will utilize Google+ Hangout on Friday, March 22, 2013 to talk about the newly introduced Providing Resources Early for Kids Act (PRE-K Act) and how Hawaii can best position itself to be a part of future federal investments in state preschool programs. During the live virtual roundtable moderated by…

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GET INFORMED, GET INVOLVED, AND GET CONNECTED!

The Hawaii State Senate is encouraging citizens to continuously get informed, get involved and get connected.  There are many resources available on the web that citizens can access right at their fingertips. Social Media Get connected with the Senate and Senate Majority on our various Social Media platforms including: Majority Caucus Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube. Some of the platforms you can connect with the Senate include: Twitter: The Hawaii Senate currently has five…

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Ask Your Senator

Education Week at the State Capitol is right around the corner! This year marks the 10th anniversary of Education week, which will be held from March 18 to March 22. Organized by the Hawaii State Senate Committee on Education, this interactive week-long celebration honors the achievements and innovative efforts of our local schools, educators and various programs throughout the state from early childhood to the university level. Hawaii State Senators are once again taking the…

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Principals “Hangout” with Senate Education Chair

This afternoon, Senate Committee on Education Chair Jill Tokuda, sat down with principals from around the state to talk about the Weighted Student Formula in a live Google+ Hangout. During the virtual roundtable, principals from Kapaa High School, Kaneohe Elementary, Maui Waena Intermediate, and Waiakea High shared their insights on the distribution of funds for school budgets. Hosted by Senator Jill Tokuda, today’s “Principal Hangout” was a first for the Hawaii State Senate. Principals participating…

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Transcript 1/22/13: Twitter Town Hall on Early Learning

On Tuesday January 22, 2013, Senate Education Chair Jill Tokuda held a Twitter Town Hall regarding the creation of a state-funded early learning system in Hawaii. Terry Lock, Executive Director of the Executive Office of Early Learning, also joined Senator Tokuda to answer questions during the Twitter Town Hall. This was Tokuda’s second Twitter Town Hall event. The first town hall discussed legislation to put in place a constitutionally-mandated appointed Board of Education. A transcript…

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Senate Education Chair to Hold Twitter Town Hall on State’s Early Learning System

Honolulu- Senate Education Committee Chair Jill Tokuda will host a Twitter Town Hall on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 to take questions and comments regarding the creation of a state-funded early learning system in Hawaii.  Using the 140-character “micro-blogging” platform, Twitter, participants can tweet their questions and comments, receive live answers and view the Senator’s replies by using the hashtag #askjill.  Senator Tokuda will be tweeting answers to questions through her Twitter handle @jilltokuda. WHEN: Tuesday,…

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Ask Your Senator 2012: Thanks for Asking

Eighth grade Social Studies students from Punahou School emailed several questions and issues to Senator Carol Fukunaga as part of  their class assignment, Project Citizen. The assignment asks the  students to identify an issue in their community, research the problem, develop and evaluate alternative solutions, and reach their own solution to the problem in the form of a public policy. Senator Carol Fukunaga (District 11- Makiki/Punchbowl, Ala Moana, McCully) answered the students’ questions. One class…

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Ask Your Senator 2012: Thanks For Asking

Students from Central Middle School’s Student Government Association (SGA) emailed several questions to their Senator, Suzanne Chun Oakland (District 13- Sand Island, Kalihi, Liliha, Nu’uanu, Pauoa, Pu’unui) as part of this year’s “Ask Your Senator” project. Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland sat down to share her thoughts and answers to to some of the students’ questions. Why is the gas prices going up and is there anything that can be done to address this?” -Central Middle…

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Ask Your Senator 2012: Thanks For Asking

Students from Roosevelt High School’s Participation in Democracy class emailed several questions to their State Senators as part of this year’s “Ask Your Senator” project. Questions asked were derived from the students’ participation in the class’s assignment, Project Citizen. The assignment asks students to identify an issue in their community, research the problem, develop and evaluate alternative solutions, and reach their own solution to the problem in the form of a public policy. Together, Senator…

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