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Baldwin senior: Robotics, STEM education paid off

Baldwin High School robotics team captain Joey Albright has been accepted into six colleges with plans to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering. He says his experience with robot building and the task of writing grants to fund the robotics … Continue reading

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Pukalani Elementary pupils learn to enjoy science

Students in kindergarten through 5th grade at Pukalani Elementary School are enjoying, even getting excited about, science these days, according to Curriculum Coordinator Jasmine Domingo. So much so, that more than 100 of them have been engaging in extracurricular, school-sponsored … Continue reading

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Betsill Brothers instills honor to build business

At Betsill Brothers Construction Inc., business is more than building affordable homes and buildings. It’s about building relationships, a value inspired by the family patriarch, Doyle Betsill Sr. “We provide excellent service to our customers and our dad, who was … Continue reading

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Ke Alahele grant helps Hana students link past and future

Hana High School science and natural resources teacher Paulo Burns says he and many of his students are visual learners, meaning that seeing is believing for them. So, when Burns and his students received 10 computer tablets, a projector, a … Continue reading

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Ke Alahele grant facilitates teaching without walls

With no regular classroom to call her own, Ellen Federoff said her 12 new computer tablets have helped tremendously in ensuring she can teach in any location on the Kihei Charter School grounds. Federoff purchased the tablets through a grant … Continue reading

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Ke Alahele: Making a difference for students

When he’s not hard at work at his job as president of Maui Land & Pineapple Co., Ryan Churchill serves as Education Committee chairman for Maui Economic Development Board. The committee oversees the Ke Alahele Education Fund and approves grants … Continue reading

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PBS Hawaii educates teachers about TV news

Sixteen Maui teachers brushed up on their writing, video shooting and editing skills this summer at a hands-on workshop coordinated by PBS Hawaii, the producers of HIKI NO. Now in its third year, HIKI NO is the first statewide student … Continue reading

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Ann Arakawa: Youth need to see the fun in math

In her 30-year career as a college math teacher, Ann Arakawa found that students who overcame feeling intimidated by math became successful. “There’s a lot of fear and anxiety out there about math,” said Arakawa, the wife of Mayor Alan … Continue reading

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Molokai student learning enhanced

“As an educator, it makes my job easier when I have the right tools to expand our students’ learning.” Molokai teacher Kawika Gonzales appreciates the support his students have received through the Maui Economic Development Board Ke Alahele Education Fund. … Continue reading

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Robotics team competes at national level

Baldwin High School Robotics Club members achieved their best season in six years, through hard work and community support, according to adviser Gary Suter. “We have a lot to improve on, but we learned that we can hold our own … Continue reading

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