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The American Libraries Collection is curated from the content produced by the Internet Archive's Open Content Alliance project. The American Libraries Collection is a collection of books from libraries across the country. The books have all been gathered here in one collection. Each book here was found on shelves of libraries in America or archived in regional library facilities. The books were carefully scanned from originals. The selection process was based on the popularity, rareness, and need to preserve brittle books. All the scanned books have been converted and digitally re-mastered for online access.

 
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Do the Arts Matter a Review of the Links between Student Involveme...

By: State Department of Education

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: Introduction: Availability of arts classes is a characteristic of high performing schools. - Critical Links In recent years much lip service (both nationally and in Hawai?i) has been given in support of the fine arts education as an integral part of the public education system. However, if we look beyond the rhetoric, we see a system here in Hawai?i that has not yet embraced the arts, nor seen them has particularly helpful in accomplishing the primary mission of...

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The Effective Policy Board : A Handbook on Maximizing the Effectiv...

By: State Department of Education

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: 1. Introduction: This handbook is designed to assist education policy boards in optimizing their time and effectiveness. It includes not only a review of the best practices of successful boards, but also helpful checklists in areas such as policy making, approaches to data and research, effective communications, and building relationships with other policy makers and institutions.

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Estimating the New, Marginal Costs of No Child Left Behind in Hawaii

By: Robert M. Palaich

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: The approach used to complete this study was designed by Augenblick, Palaich and Associates, Inc. (APA) and modified in several ways after meeting with Hawaii Department of Education (HDOE) staff. APA is solely responsible for the cost estimates; any errors in the calculation are the responsibility of APA. We would like to thank all of the people who worked with us and who either participated in our meetings, facilitated the planning of the pro...

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Evaluation Hui Gains Momentum

By: State Department of Education

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: Overview: Are current approaches to program evaluation and research appropriate for the Hawaiian population? This question has led to the formation of the Evaluation Hui?a group of evaluators, program administrators, researchers, and educators that serve the Hawaiian population. The hui, in collaboration with New Zealand and Maori colleagues, provides a forum for exchanging ideas, knowledge, and experiences about culturally responsible methods and protocol for t...

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Faith Communities Joining with Local Communities to Support Childr...

By: Richard W. Riley

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: U.S. Department of Education: G. Mario Moreno, Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs; W. Wilson Goode, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional and Community Affairs; Menahem Herman, Coordinator, Partnership for Family Involvement in Education; Michelle L. Doyle, Liaison to the Religious Community; Ariel Herman, Intern; and the many staff persons who reviewed this book prior to publication. Special thanks are due to the many religious ...

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How Faith Communities Support Children's Learning in Public Schools

By: Richard W. Riley

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: Faith communities, in reaching out and connecting to families and children, often become involved in education in their local community. When Secretary of Education Richard Riley issued the guide of Religious Expression in Public Schools, he opened the door to education partnerships with faith communities as another effective way to support children?s learning.

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Feasibility, Benefits, And Costs of Establishing a Comprehensive, ...

By: Scott L. Thomas, Ph.D.

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: In accordance with Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 99, SD 1 (State Senate, Twenty-first Legislature, 2001, State of Hawai?i), this report provides an assessment of the feasibility of establishing a K-16 student data system to integrate kindergarten, primary, secondary, and postsecondary educational systems in Hawai?i. Drawing on a review of selected states? efforts in this area and an emerging body of research literature, this report provides the University of ...

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From the Editor

By: State Department of Education

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: Welina mai! Welcome to the inaugural issue of Hulili, a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal on Hawaiian well-being. The word hulili is defined as ?ladder, bridge, as to scale a cliff or cross a gully? (Hawaiian Dictionary, Pukui & Elbert, 1986, p. 89). Our vision for Hulili is to create a multidisciplinary forum for current research that examines the nature, needs, and strengths of Hawaiians, their families, and their communities. We believe that through co...

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Hawaii Public Schools List

By: State Department of Education

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: About the School Year 2003-04 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Results.

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Making Paradise More Affordable with Weatherization

By: State Department of Education

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: Hawaii?s lush tropical forests and beautiful beaches allude to an ?American Paradise.? But paradise has a price. Hawaii?s remote location has driven the cost of living to astronomical levels, particularly due to the high cost for energy. Rising energy prices compound the already high cost of living, especially for low-income families. To alleviate the energy burden on low-income families, Hawaii partners with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to implement the ...

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Hawaii Public Schools List School Year 2003-04 Adequate Yearly Pro...

By: State Department of Education

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: Hawaii elementary school current standings are?

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Implementing the New Hawaii Health Content Standards : Issues in T...

By: State Department of Education

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: The Hawai?i Educational Policy Center? Works with policymakers to identify what information they need. Reviews, collects and distributes information on existing research on issues relevant to Hawai?i. Provides concise, objective, independent analysis of research. Provides timely, targeted, interpreted data, briefings and testimony for policymakers. Maintains a website with links to cutting-edge research and policy. Commissions a range of policy briefs, articles,...

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Hawaii Department of Education Consolidated State Application Acco...

By: State Department of Education

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: The following chart is an overview of States' implementation of the critical elements required for approval of their State accountability systems. States must provide detailed implementation information for each of these elements in Part II of this Consolidated State Application Accountability Workbook. For each of the elements listed in the following chart, States should indicate the current implementation status in their State using the following legend: F: St...

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The Impact of Collective Bargaining Legislation on Charter Schools...

By: Robert A. Fox

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: In Hawai?i, one State Board of Education oversees a state-wide educational bureaucracy which controls decisions made in every public school. Legislation, supported both by unions and the public has initiated reform starting with School Community Based Management and progressing to charter schools. However, lack of clarity in both the intent and the languages of the legislation have resulted in considerable conflict and have arguably weakened the ability of chart...

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Hawaii Educational Policy Center

By: State Department of Education

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: Given the political nature of educational reform, is it possible to assess it objectively? The Hawaii Educational Policy Center plans to do so. HEPC is an independent, non-partisan research organization operating out of the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii. In addition to providing useful information to policy makers, the general public and other constituencies attempting to understand and improve educational policy, HEPC specifically will be obs...

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Hawaii Even Start Statewide Initiative Grant Hawaii Family Literac...

By: State Department of Education

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: The performance indicators for Even Start Family Literacy in Hawaii were developed by a committee of Consortium members in consultation with Dr. Meta Potts and Dr. Andy Hayes working under terms of the Even Start Statewide Initiative Grant. These indicators, although written explicitly for Even Start programs, were designed to be appropriate for any family literacy program in the State. Information used to develop these indicators were gathered from policy and p...

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Aina Haina Elementary

By: State Department of Education

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: This School's NCLB Results At A Glance Did this school makes Adequately Yearly Progress (AYP) by meeting required NCLB performance targets? If not, how many performance targets did this school meet? What is this school's NCLB Status? Are the students at this school eligible for transfer to another public school (public school choice)? For educational services?

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Ala Wai Elementary

By: State Department of Education

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: This School's NCLB Results At A Glance Did this school make Adequately Yearly Progress (AYP) by meeting required NCLB performance targets? If not, how many performance targets did this school meet? What is this school's NCLB Status? Are the students at this school eligible for transfer to another public school (public school choice)? For educational services?

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Aliiolani Elementary

By: State Department of Education

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: This School's NCLB Results At A Glance Did this school make Adequately Yearly Progress (AYP) by meeting required NCLB performance targets? If not, how many performance targets did this school meet? What is this school's NCLB Status? Are the students at this school eligible for transfer to another public school (public school choice)? For educational services?

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Kula Kaiapuni O Anuenue

By: State Department of Education

Hawaii State Government Document:

Excerpt: This School's NCLB Results At A Glance Did this school make Adequately Yearly Progress (AYP) by meeting required NCLB performance targets? If not, how many performance targets did this school meet? What is this school's NCLB Status? Are the students at this school eligible for transfer to another public school (public school choice)? For educational services?

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