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On Campus

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.

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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.

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Top 10 Episode of On Campus

Rank #1: Episode 8: A Culture of Collaboration

May 28 2018
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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.

Rank #2: Episode 7: Redefining Success

May 10 2018
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Kamalani’s founding vision focused on using Hawaiian culture as a way of connecting a very diverse student body, and closing achievement gaps in the classroom. But Kamalani staff have struggled this year with integrating Hawaiian culture into their classrooms, and connecting with kids from very different backgrounds. In this episode of On Campus, reporter Emily Dugdale travels 4,000 miles east of Hawaii to Springdale, Arkansas — a town with a pretty unexpected group of Pacific Islander immigrants. Springdale is a much whiter community than Wahiawa. But it could have some lessons on cultural representation that even a diverse school like Kamalani could learn from.

Rank #3: Episode 7: Redefining Success

May 10 2018
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Kamalani’s founding vision focused on using Hawaiian culture as a way of connecting a very diverse student body, and closing achievement gaps in the classroom. But Kamalani staff have struggled this year with integrating Hawaiian culture into their classrooms, and connecting with kids from very different backgrounds. In this episode of On Campus, reporter Emily Dugdale travels 4,000 miles east of Hawaii to Springdale, Arkansas — a town with a pretty unexpected group of Pacific Islander immigrants. Springdale is a much whiter community than Wahiawa. But it could have some lessons on cultural representation that even a diverse school like Kamalani could learn from.

Rank #4: Episode 6: A Teacher's Journey

Mar 27 2018
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Hawaii teacher salaries are the lowest in the nation when adjusted for cost of living, according to a recent analysis by National Public Radio and the education nonprofit EdBuild. But there's a lot more to teacher satisfaction than pay. In Episode 6 of On Campus Kamalani Academy teachers talk about their journey to the classroom, and the triumphs and pitfalls of starting a new charter school.

Rank #5: Episode 6: A Teacher's Journey

Mar 27 2018
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Hawaii teacher salaries are the lowest in the nation when adjusted for cost of living, according to a recent analysis by National Public Radio and the education nonprofit EdBuild. But there's a lot more to teacher satisfaction than pay. In Episode 6 of On Campus Kamalani Academy teachers talk about their journey to the classroom, and the triumphs and pitfalls of starting a new charter school.

Rank #6: Episode 5: Temperature Check

Jan 12 2018
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Kamalani Academy looks for ways to bolster school spirit before students head off for winter break — a time of year when student discipline and motivation can start to backslide. Winter break is also a chance for the school’s principal to take a “temperature check” on school morale. More than a dozen students have left Kamalani since the start of the school year, and Kamalani’s founder seeks advice from an outside source.

Rank #7: Episode 5: Temperature Check

Jan 12 2018
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Kamalani Academy looks for ways to bolster school spirit before students head off for winter break — a time of year when student discipline and motivation can start to backslide. Winter break is also a chance for the school’s principal to take a “temperature check” on school morale. More than a dozen students have left Kamalani since the start of the school year, and Kamalani’s founder seeks advice from an outside source.

Rank #8: Episode 4: The Four Hales

Dec 01 2017
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Kamalani Academy adopts a medieval school tradition made popular by Harry Potter to help teach Hawaiian values.

Rank #9: Episode 4: The Four Hales

Dec 01 2017
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Kamalani Academy adopts a medieval school tradition made popular by Harry Potter to help teach Hawaiian values.

Rank #10: Episode 3: The First Day

Nov 21 2017
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Join Kamalani Academy on its first day of school and take a peek inside classrooms as students and teachers get to know each other.