By Civil Beat
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What happens when people take an idea for education that sounds great in theory, and try to make it work in a real class? Follow along as reporters track the first year of a new school in Hawaii and examine big education issues in America.
||CleanEpisode 10: Rebuilding the Vision||Kamalani Academy wrapped up a challenging inaugural year with an unexpected resignation.||8/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Our School||Here's what happens when kids do the podcast. Pomaikai Elementary students report from inside their Maui school.||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: A Culture of Collaboration||Civil Beat visits Pomaikai Elementary, an arts integration school on Maui, to see why Kamalani Academy’s founders used it as a model for their charter school.||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Redefining Success||Efforts in Arkansas to close the achievement gap for Marshallese students could hold some valuable lessons for Kamalani.||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: A Teacher's Journey||Kamalani Academy teachers talk about their journey to the classroom, and the triumphs and pitfalls of starting a new charter school.||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Temperature Check||Kamalani Academy looks for ways to bolster school spirit before students head off for winter break, while school leaders grapple with retention issues behind the scenes.||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: The Four Hales||Kamalani Academy adopts a medieval school tradition made popular by Harry Potter to help teach Hawaiian values.||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: The First Day||Join Kamalani Academy on its first day of school and take a peek inside classrooms as students and teachers get to know each other.||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Getting Ready||As her new charter school, Kamalani Academy, prepares to open, school founder, Kuuipo Laumatia, take us on a walk through last-minute snafus and solutions.||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: The Joy of Learning||When a Native Hawaiian mother of 10 decides the school system is failing her children, she decides to do something big — and pretty unexpected — to help children in her community succeed.||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Hopeful for success.
Having grown up in Wahiawa, and ascending through the public school system of the 50’s-60’s, I am particularly interested in seeing a new educational opportunity arise for “na keiki `o Wahiawa”. I wish them well and plan to follow their journey.
Looking forward to future episodes!