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3 Oahu schools receive 'Blue Ribbon' distinction

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 02:06 a.m. HST, Sep 25, 2013

The U.S. Department of Education has recognized three Oahu schools for academic excellence or for improving academic achievement.

The department announced Tuesday that Blanche Pope Elementary in Waimanalo, Nuuanu Elementary and Waikiki Elementary are named 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

They are among 236 public and 50 private schools nationwide to earn the distinction. They will be honored at a recognition ceremony in November in Washington, D.C.

The schools were selected from 420 nominations nationwide.

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Cellodad wrote:
As a long-timesubscriber, I do enjoy reading your content online but the scam MacKeeper pop-ups are so annoying that I am considering canceling my subscription.
on September 24,2013 | 09:15AM
busterb wrote:
Dump your cookies. I don't ever see it.
on September 24,2013 | 09:30AM
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Install an ad blocker. I don't see anything.
on September 24,2013 | 11:38AM
Mahalo wrote:
Good job to those 3 principles and their teachers, students and parents. Now if we could get those 3 prinicples to train and mentor the others schools espcially a 4 years FAILING school like Ewa Elementary
on September 24,2013 | 09:43AM
sjean wrote:
The parents of Ewa have failed long before the teachers and school.
on September 24,2013 | 10:51AM
GooglyMoogly wrote:
Nice generalization. And a helpful comment, to boot!
on September 24,2013 | 11:38AM
Psyche wrote:
The truth does hurt.
on September 24,2013 | 12:53PM
Slow wrote:
Blanche Pope Elementary School is in Waimanalo. Nuuanu and Waikiki Elementary Schools are in diverse neighborhoods. Care t generalize about the parents of these schools? BTW, Nuuanu has long been a high achieving school. Don't know about Waikiki but Blanche Pope has not been an elite school. Pleae, Psyche and sjean, go to your rooms and come out when you have something nice to say.
on September 24,2013 | 03:51PM
mitt_grund wrote:
Waikiki under current principal has always been among the top public elementary schools. The other excellent elementary school in nearby Kaimuki is Liholiho which has been a Blue Ribbon school as well. Each have immigrant students, so they have done remarkably well.
on September 25,2013 | 08:47AM
rayhawaii wrote:
Really nice, three schools. Florida has the 4 top public schools in the nation out of the top 20 with less teachers per student. Must be because the pay is better there for the teachers and the lotto's pay for the schools, so plenty money makes smarter kids I think.
on September 24,2013 | 09:58AM
allie wrote:
Pope Elementary is doing nicely and is a firm alternative to monolingual, racially exclusive Hawaiian Language Immersion Schools. The latter are problematic in terms of preparing students for success in life.
on September 24,2013 | 10:11AM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Allie what is your major?
on September 24,2013 | 11:03AM
foursun wrote:
you should know by now all-lies is not a UH student but he does specialize in lying, incompetence and racial hatred.
on September 24,2013 | 01:56PM
foursun wrote:
in case you missed all-lies word of "wisdom" allie wrote: We are the indigenous Americans..we have been here thousands of years...not the hundreds the invading, illegal Hawaiians have been. on September 15,2013 | 04:26PM
on September 24,2013 | 02:26PM
allie wrote:
just the facts hon...read about our Native Mandan history. You might learn something and be less racist.
on September 24,2013 | 02:36PM
foursun wrote:
all-lies the only racist is you, I've read the unimpressive history of your people but as another reader said, tests of remains more than a few hundred years in your area show no genetic relation, how then are you "native"?
on September 24,2013 | 02:50PM
foursun wrote:
all-lies - another comment asking about how you honor "Native" culture - "just a few examples - *treat the earth and all that dwell thereon with respect = you are an arrogant habitual liar and display respect for nobody *remain close to the great spirit work together for the benefit of all mankind = you are the most hypocritical person I've ever known of and selfish beyond belief. *be truthful at all times - I've never known you to be truthful and you have the well deserved reputation of a habitual liar. *take full responsibility for your actions = you chronically lie then when caught you deny having lied."
on September 24,2013 | 03:31PM
allie wrote:
on September 24,2013 | 02:36PM
foursun wrote:
so like Honolulu asked what IS your major? Tell us all, just the facts.
on September 24,2013 | 03:29PM
hunebasami wrote:
No they will go to a hawaiian speaking college and do business in hawaiian.
on September 24,2013 | 11:48AM
allie wrote:
on September 24,2013 | 12:43PM
foursun wrote:
no all-lies, it's just the brain eating virus you're carrying is spreading
on September 24,2013 | 02:11PM
foursun wrote:
hune - do you REALLY want your people to end up like ALL-LIES? If it were not for Federal Subsidies the reservation that he is from could not exist. The reservations of Northern North Dakota are among the most heavily subsidized people on the face of the earth. All of it coming from the pockets of those who work.
on September 24,2013 | 02:00PM
allie wrote:
she..and I earned my UH scholarships. I have contributed much to the campus in return.
on September 24,2013 | 02:37PM
foursun wrote:
LOL you? earn? allie you poor confused thing! earning implies work. If it were not for the federal government you could not even exist. Other than entertainment value for the jokes made of you, what exactly have you done to "contribute much to the campus" I'm sure I'm not the only one that would like to know.
on September 24,2013 | 02:57PM
BoneDry wrote:
allie Waníyetu nitóna hwo?
on September 24,2013 | 04:21PM
Tarakian wrote:
Congratulations! Good Job, Students, Teachers, Administrators and Staff and parents!
on September 24,2013 | 10:29AM
famlb wrote:
I just lodged a complaint with the SA over MacKeeper!
on September 24,2013 | 10:34AM
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why? SA has nothing to do with it. These ads are served to you based on your browsing history.
on September 24,2013 | 04:46PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Why was n
on September 24,2013 | 11:00AM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
They need to include Private Schools in this competition.
on September 24,2013 | 11:01AM
MariaBetty wrote:
Schooling must have failed you HonoluluHawaii "They are among 236 public and 50 private schools." This is a positive story and we ought to praise not hate.
on September 24,2013 | 11:21AM
allie wrote:
on September 24,2013 | 12:43PM
Slow wrote:
Why does a story about academic success become a referendum on allie? I am still a paid subscriber but really folks. How about CONGRATULATIONS to all 3 schools. Teachers, administration and kids, be proud.
on September 24,2013 | 03:57PM
Wage Earner wrote:
on September 24,2013 | 04:07PM
allie wrote:
we are...
on September 24,2013 | 04:08PM
BoneDry wrote:
allie Waníyetu nitóna hwo?
on September 24,2013 | 04:51PM
yrusodz wrote:
OMG!! Slow you are absolutely right!!! We get some good news about 3 of our public schools and it becomes all about allie, the one person that is always making annoying comments about how "terrible the schools are here"? Congrats to the Parents, Teachers and Principals of those schools!!!! Hopefully this is a trend!!! oh and just so you all know, HAWAII IS ONE OF 15 STATES WITH BOTH ABOVE AVERAGE PERCENTAGE OF HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE GRADUATES!!! Note that the 15 DOES NOT include North Dakota!
on September 24,2013 | 05:22PM
rayhawaii wrote:
I was going to say that......tCONGRATULATIONS to all 3 schools. Teachers, administration and kids, be proud.
on September 24,2013 | 07:26PM
Wage Earner wrote:
Being chosen a national Blue Ribbon School is very difficult. Big kudos to the administrators, teachers and most of all...the students of Pope, Nuuanu and Waikiki. Give yourselves a big hand!
on September 24,2013 | 04:08PM
tigerwarrior wrote:
What this article fails to mention is that these 3 schools won Blue Ribbon awards in the "Improving Schools" category--meaning: these schools are comprised of, at the minimum, 40% disadvantaged students. Just think, if any school from Hawaii would have a legitimate shot at a winning a Blue Ribbon award in the "High-Performing Schools" category--it would be Punahou. Anyhow--congratulations are still in order for these 3 "improving" schools which are proving that students can excel in learning regardless of which socioeconomic demographic they belong to.
on September 24,2013 | 05:48PM
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