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Hawaii schools win national honor

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 09:18 a.m. HST, Sep 07, 2012

Three Hawaii schools have been named 2012 National Blue Ribbon winners.

Enchanted Lake, Hokulani and Heeia elementary schools are among 269 schools nationally to receive the award this year.


» National Blue Ribbon Schools Program

The National Blue Ribbon program recognizes schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in student achievement.

The schools will be honored at a ceremony in November in Washington, D.C.

“Our nation has no greater responsibility than helping all children realize their full potential,” Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in a news release. “Schools honored with the National Blue Ribbon Schools award are committed to accelerating student achievement and preparing students for success in college and careers.”

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Mahalo wrote:
Congratulations!! These Principles should be awarded bonuses and they should start up a mentorship. All failing schools should be forced to follow the plan that these Principles have put in place. Euwe to Ewa Elementary for continuing to fail every year, based on the surveys that are public information the staff have made comments that the principle is difficult to work with(mind you not all staff). If the leader can not motive the teacher how do you expect the teacher to motivate the student and parents.
on September 7,2012 | 09:36AM
ballen0607 wrote:
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on September 7,2012 | 12:05PM
inverse wrote:
Maybe because Mahalo realizes the majority of DOE principals have no principles.
on September 7,2012 | 07:37PM
false wrote:
Not so. Work with some of the best. The Admin is the questionable source of leadership without knowing the student need and the resources required.
on September 8,2012 | 05:35AM
false wrote:
Is exceptionallism a crime yet?
on September 7,2012 | 10:31AM
false wrote:
Is it a crime to have a bumper sticker that says "my child is an Honor Student".? Should the government take away those cars and redistribute them to people with no cars.
on September 7,2012 | 10:34AM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
Notice that the schools are in middle class areas, and not in low income areas. It's much easier to create a learning environment when you have children from middle class areas. Try that with areas such as Kalihi or Nanakuli. So in a sense that is unfair for teachers who have to deal with all the things that come with teaching in low income areas. The tenured teachers go to these schools because they often come with parents that are involved with their children's learning. When you go to areas where the parents who are challenged when it comes to English you will have children who will have more challenges. They should have a separate classification of recognition for economically challenged areas. Those teachers in those areas should be recognized for their own unique sets of challenges.
on September 7,2012 | 12:57PM
magnod wrote:
Heeia may actually be in a lower class area. Lots of Kahalu'u kids.
on September 7,2012 | 02:28PM
magnod wrote:
Heeia might be a lower income area. Lots of Kahalu'u kids.
on September 7,2012 | 02:29PM
false wrote:
Hokulani is a population of students with "GE"s whose parents work for UH Manoa. So they are the privileged. What a dream to teach there where the really bad word begins with "S". What is that word? "Stupid". That's the cultural level of challenge. Heeia is not all that impoverished. There are some wealthy land owners and the school probably isn't very large. Enchanted Lake is a long time upper middle to middle class community. No gun action there. Teachers come to Leeward, get the best of training in the most challenging environments and move out and up. So tell us who deserves the Blue Ribbon for achievement? The Principals who stay and drive students and teachers to live a Real Dream of Hope and Prosperity, they deserve the Rainbow Ribbons for achievement..
on September 8,2012 | 05:41AM
4lynette wrote:
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on September 7,2012 | 03:18PM
false wrote:
Excuse me, that private public school, doesn't take anyone who wants in, either students or teachers. They only take clones. Momilani isn't an outlier, it is simply not playing by the rules of equity of the DOE or the state public.
on September 8,2012 | 05:43AM
Happyface13 wrote:
Heeia teachers, staff, and students are outstanding! They work hard for this award. It is good to see teachers and staff, that take pride in their work and care for their students. They did it with no help from State or District, they just worked hard.
on September 7,2012 | 08:50PM
false wrote:
We know that routine. That's the only way to make it out of any hole in the DOE, Crawl every inch of the way all the while suffering the buckets of water from Reform from the State to survive. The state level doesn't have a clue about what it takes to get to the rim of achievement.
on September 8,2012 | 05:45AM
cojef wrote:
Hurrahs to the 3 schools for being among the 269 school cited for their blue ribbon performances. This award coming after the dismal rankings Hawaii schools have been recieving of late is encouraging that there is hope for the other schools to achieve. Go get em, buster.
on September 8,2012 | 07:08AM
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