Hawaii’s schools are old. But the state hopes to change the learning environment by re-designing how schools are built.


KITV, January 14, 2012 - PDF

By Ben Gutierrez

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Farrington High School in Kalihi was built in the 1930s. Work just got underway last month to bring it into the 21st Century. And that’s the challenge the Department of Education has for all its schools.

Farrington is the second-largest high school in...

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By Rob Shikina

A state Department of Education official says allowing private developers to build on school property could be one way to raise money to rebuild some of Hawaii’s aging schools.

Randy Moore, assistant superintendent with the department’s Office of School Facilities and Support...

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By Steven B. Bingler, William M. Kaneko and Alan M. Oshima

Recognizing that public funds are severely limited, in 2009, the Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs (HIPA) initiated a research- and community-based effort to develop an innovative, systemic and practicable approach to school facilities...

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HONOLULU — A new study shows the U.S. military supplied more than 18 percent of total spending in Hawaii in 2009.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Wednesday the RAND National Defense Research Institute’s report is the first study of its kind in nearly 50 years.

It shows up to $12.2...

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A new report from the RAND Corporation shows that nearly 20 percent of Hawaii’s economy relies on the Pentagon. In the fiscal years 2007-2009, Defense Department spending in Hawaii averaged $6.5 billion per year — $4.1 billion for personnel and $2.4 billion for the purchase of goods and...

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The Department of Defense generated $12.2 billion for the Hawaii economy in 2009 and was responsible for 16.5 percent of the state’s employment, according to a study released Wednesday.

The report, “How Much Does Military Spending Add to Hawaii’s Economy,” was conducted by the Rand Corp....

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A study shows it supplies more than 18% of total spending in our islands

By Dan Nakaso

The U.S. military pumped up to $12.2 billion into Hawaii in 2009 — or more than 18 percent of total spending in the islands, according to the first study of its kind in nearly 50 years, scheduled for release...

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The military spent an average of about $6.527 billion a year in Hawaii over the last few years, according to the first figures available from a new RAND National Defense Research Institute Report to be released in full tomorrow.

More than 140 business leaders, military personnel and legislators...

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The Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs’ power players tackle policy

Everybody knows that the movers and shakers in government are not only the ones named on the ballot. There are lobbyists, environmentalists, activists and, to an increasing extent in recent years, what are...

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