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Panel gives green light to 2 new charter schools

One campus will focus on learning through voyaging, while the other will examine questions of sustainability

By Susan Essoyan

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 14, 2012

~~<p>The Public Charter School Commission voted Thursday to approve the opening of two new charter schools next year on Oahu: an elementary school that would partner with the Polynesian Voyaging Society and a secondary school focused on sustainability.</p>
<p>Robert Witt, executive director of the Hawaiian Educational Council, teamed up with Nai&shy;noa Thompson, president of the Voyaging Society, to propose the Malama Honua Learning Center. The Wai&shy;ma&shy;nalo school plans to open with 125 students in kindergarten through fourth grade and add another grade each year through eighth grade.</p>
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The Public Charter School Commission voted Thursday to approve the opening of two new charter schools next year on Oahu: an elementary school that would partner with the Polynesian Voyaging Society and a secondary school focused on sustainability.

Robert Witt, executive director of the Hawaiian Educational Council, teamed up with Nai­noa Thompson, president of the Voyaging Society, to propose the Malama Honua Learning Center. The Wai­ma­nalo school plans to open with 125 students in kindergarten through fourth grade and add another grade each year through eighth grade. Login for more...



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