Small Business Fundamentals for Native Entrepreneurs

CNHA is launching a full 4-week, 12 class curriculum on their Small Business Fundamentals for Native Entrepreneurs curriculum. Please see the flier below, share, and visit for more information. hawaiian council

Nanakuli Elementary Receives Kudos from Education Leader

Star-Advertiser Editorial: Island Voices, May 4, 2016
Hawaii is a leader in showing ‘What’s Right in Education!’

Robyn Conrad Hansen, Ed.D., president of the National Association of Elementary School Principals

Robyn Conrad Hansen, Ed.D., president of the National Association of Elementary School Principals

By Robyn Conrad Hansen

Like many who keep a pulse on all things education, I’m aware of the educational growth that has taken place in Hawaii and recently saw first-hand what’s taking place at the school level.

As president of the National Association of Elementary School Principals, I travel throughout the United States and abroad. The purpose of my recent visit to Hawaii was to participate in the National Distinguished Principals celebration held on April 24 where we honored some of the best administrators in the state; I also had incorporated time to visit schools.

Educators here are making well-informed decisions benefitting the children and families they serve.

I spent time at three Oahu schools where support for the whole child and community engagement was evident. There is shared leadership at these schools with teachers collaborating in professional learning communities creating a student-centered, data-driven environment.

>> At Nanakuli Elementary School, I was impressed with the welcoming climate and culture of the school. Children and adults greeted us with smiles and often times a huge hug.

This school includes a Hawaiian Immersion program, strong parent involvement, STEM (Science, Tech- nology, Engineering and Math) programs, and quality classroom instruction supported by an administrative team that is trusted and valued by the staff.

Nanakuli Elementary is also one of the public schools that has a preschool to provide the youngest, most at-risk learners in the neighborhood a chance to be well prepared for kindergarten. Early learning is vital to a child’s educational path and I was pleased to see the priority given to this area.

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Makua Fieldwork Update

As an update, we wanted to let you know that the Army’s fieldwork at Makua Beach has been extended though mid/late May.

The fieldwork was originally anticipated to be completed at the end of April; however, the work is taking longer than anticipated due to the large amount of trash and debris the team has been encountering, as well as traffic on Farrington Highway.

An updated factsheet reflecting the extended timeframe is attached.

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