Education Week at the Capitol Continues

Senators Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of University of Hawaii Community Colleges Education Senators were spotted today in the Capitol rotunda and lanai participating in the Education Week’s University of Hawaii Community College Day in celebration of its 50th anniversary. The events of the day opened with remarks from Sen. Jill Tokuda, chair of the Education Committee, UH Interim President David Lassner and community college chancellors. Senator Tokuda gives opening remarks on Community College Day during Education…

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Education Week Kicks Off at the State Capitol

Today is the start of Education Week at the Hawaii State Legislature. The week-long event will feature displays, presentations, demonstrations, and rallies in support of education initiatives that highlight the success of our schools and our students. Sponsored by the Senate and House Education Committees chairs, Senator Jill Tokuda and Representative Roy Takumi, the celebration will include programs and events that encourages our students and the public to visit the State Capitol, engage with policymakers…

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Hawaii State Senate Celebrates Education

State Legislature’s Annual Education Week to Begin on March 17th   Education will be the focus of an interactive week-long celebration at the State Capitol from March 17-21, 2014. Various educational stakeholders and organizations that make a difference in the lives of Hawaii’s students will be participating in the legislature’s annual Education Week. Displays, presentations, demonstrations, and rallies in support of education initiatives that highlight the success of our schools and our students will take…

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Ask Your Senator 2013: Thanks for Asking (Senator Ronald Kouchi)

As part of the 2013 Education Week “Ask Your Senator” program, a Kaua’i High School student submitted the following questions for his Senator, Senator Ronald Kouchi (District 8- Kaua’i, Ni’ihau): • When you first stepped foot into your office, after being elected the first time, what was one of the first things that crossed your mind, if you can recall? • What’s the best part of your job as a lawmaker?” -Dillon (Kaua’i High School)…

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Ask Your Senator 2013: Thanks for Asking (Senator Russell Ruderman)

As part of the 2013 Education Week “Ask Your Senator” program, Senator Russell Ruderman (District 2- Kea‘au, Pahoa, Kalapana, Kapoho, Kurtistown, Mountain View, Glenwood, Volcano, Pahala) received several questions form students at Keonepoko Elementary School:  I have questions about the problems in Puna. This has come to my thought that problems are growing bigger and bigger.  One of my questions is how will you stop drug abuse? People are starting lives with drugs. Another question…

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Ask Your Senator 2013: Thanks for Asking (Senator Jill Tokuda)

As part of the 2013 Education Week “Ask Your Senator” program, a Kalaheo High School student submitted the following questions for her Senator, Senator Jill Tokuda (District 24- Kane’ohe, Kane’ohe MCAB, Kailua, He’eia, ‘Ahuimanu): • How does one become a State Senator? What are their responsibilities? • Besides submitting testimonies and attending hearings, how can high school students get involved in the legislature?” -Hannah (Kalaheo High School) After reading the student’s question, Senator Jill Tokuda,…

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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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Ask Your Senator 2012: Thanks for Asking…

As part of the 2012 Education Week “Ask Your Senator” project, a McKinley High School student, emailed the following question for his Senator, Senator Brickwood Galuteria (Senate District 12-Iwilei, Chinatown, Downtown, Kaka’ako, Ala Moana, Waikiki): How can you help students like myself and others, to showcase our creativity in photography, art, writing, and in academics and scholarly endeavors in a public forum? We want to do what sports does for high school students, but in…

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Ask Your Senator 2012: Thanks for Asking…

During this year’s “Pizza and Policy” event held at the Hawaii State Capitol, a handful of student participants were among the first ever to submit questions for Education Week’s inaugural “Ask Your Senator” project. As part of the “Pizza and Policy” event, students had the opportunity to discuss the legislative process with their State Legislators. Following enlightened discussion on various issues, one student, who lives in downtown, shared her experience and submitted a question about…

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Ask Your Senator 2012: Thanks for Asking…

During the 2012 Education Week, Maui Senators had the opportunity to share their legislative experience with a student shadow from the Kamehameha Schools Maui Campus. Participating in this year’s “Ask Your Senator” project, the student shadow submitted a question to the Maui Senators: I understand that some states have a term limit. Why doesn’t Hawaii have one?” — Kamehameha Schools Maui Campus Student Responding on behalf of the Maui senatorial delegation, Senator Roz Baker (Senate…

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