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Deaf advocates seek role in governing Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind

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    Advocates for the deaf testified Friday to push for changing governance of the Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Vernicole Agustin, right, a former student at the Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind and currently a student at Kapiolani Community College, testified Friday at a House committee hearing for HB 2421, which would give deaf advocates greater influence in running the school. Debbie Jackson, left, interpreted.

    DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Vernicole Agustin, right, a former student at the Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind and currently a student at Kapiolani Community College, testified Friday at a House committee hearing for HB 2421, which would give deaf advocates greater influence in running the school. Debbie Jackson, left, interpreted.

A bill to ensure that deaf educators and community members are involved in oversight of the Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind passed its first hurdle at the Legislature on Friday. Read more

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