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Young Hawaii teachers took early, advanced paths to education

  • COURTESY STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
                                At King Intermediate, Blaise Babineck, 19, is considered an “emergency hire,” a term referring to educators hired to teach while they actively pursue their teacher license. About 660 DOE teachers work under emergency-hire permits.

    COURTESY STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

    At King Intermediate, Blaise Babineck, 19, is considered an “emergency hire,” a term referring to educators hired to teach while they actively pursue their teacher license. About 660 DOE teachers work under emergency-hire permits.

  • COURTESY STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
                                Skye Yasuda, 20, is a fully certified sixth grade English and social studies teacher at Waipahu Elementary School, but she frequently gets mistaken for a student.

    COURTESY STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

    Skye Yasuda, 20, is a fully certified sixth grade English and social studies teacher at Waipahu Elementary School, but she frequently gets mistaken for a student.

At just 20 years old, Skye Yasuda is a fully certified sixth grade English and social studies teacher at Waipahu Elementary School, but she frequently gets mistaken for a kid at work. Read more

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