Maile’s Nov 2014 Newsletter: Priorities for 2015 on Page 2

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Dress for Success Clothing Drive – ’til 12/19/14



Hawaii School Empowerment Conference 2014 – Nov. 28-29

Hawaii School Empowerment Conference scheduled for Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Moanalua High School.

First Lady-Elect, Dawn Ige will deliver an opening address on education at the Hawaii Empowerment Conference.

The conference is open to all principals, vice principals, teachers, staff members, educators, parents, students, legislators, and community members interested in Hawaii’s public school system. SEE REGISTRATION INFO BELOW.

There is no cost for those attending. Lunch and refreshments will be provided for conference attendees. This conference is sponsored by the Education Institute of Hawaii.

Everyone who attends will receive a complimentary copy of “10 Lessons from New York City Schools – What Really Works to Improve Education”, by Eric Nadelstern.

The conference will feature keynote presentations by the following outstanding speakers on school empowerment:

Michael Strembitsky, former Superintendent of Edmonton Public Schools and a leading expert consultant on school empowerment

Jeremy Hauser, Associate Superintendent of Clark County School District and leader of the “Empowerment Schools” initiative in Clark County

Judy Ivie Burton, President and CEO of the Alliance College Ready Public Schools in Los Angeles Unified School District and leader of the “LEARN” school empowerment effort in Los Angeles

Dr. Tommy Chang, Instructional Area Superintendent, Intensive Support and Innovation Center, Los Angeles Unified School District and leader of the “Pilot Schools” – 49 autonomous schools in LAUSD

Dr. Sandra Stoddard, Executive Director – Governance and Strategic Support Services, Edmonton Public Schools. The Edmonton Public Schools District is one of the most admired and respected school districts in North America in the area of school empowerment.

David Fraser, Executive Director, Corporate Services, Edmonton Public Schools

Dr. Lisa Wright, Principal of the Michael Strembitsky School, Edmonton Public Schools

Bruce Coggles, retired Assistant Superintendent of Edmonton Public Schools
Additionally, the 27 members of the recent School Empowerment Tour Travel Delegation will be sharing their takeaways and new insights.

If you would like to attend, register at the following website –

If you have any questions please email or call
(808) 778-6378.

Randall Roth
President, Education Institute of Hawaii

Darrel Galera
Executive Director, Education Institute of Hawaii

NHIS Golden Hawks Parade of Champions: 11/22/14 at 9:30am



Wai’anae Film Series: Reclaiming Food Sovereignty 11/21/14 at 5pm

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Army Aviation Activity Advisory for Waianae Coast Nov. 12-19, 2014





WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii – The U.S. Army will be conducting aerial and ground training operations as part of a military training exercise at Makua Military Reservation, November 12-19.

Please note movement dates are subject to change. The training is contingent on environmental conditions that may affect flight times.

The Army in Hawaii appreciates the community’s understanding and continued support of local Soldiers and their families. While sometimes loud, the sounds of aviation represent how the Army ensures our nation’s Soldiers are ready to accomplish any mission.

To report concerns related to the aircraft movement or aviation noise, please call the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) Noise Concern Line at 656-3487. The USAG-HI Public Affairs Office will contact you about your concern during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

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RESOLVE Calls on Hawaii Legislature to Increase Access to Infertility Treatments

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(October 24, 2014, Honolulu, HI) – RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association urged patients and the medical community to call upon the Hawaii state legislature to pass two bills that would increase access to infertility medical treatments: HB 2355/SB 2909 would update the Hawaii infertility mandate, and HB 2061/SB 2694 would be a new insurance mandate for fertility preservation for cancer patients before starting their cancer treatments. This important call to action took place during the Annual Meeting for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) in Honolulu, Hawaii.

“One in eight couples in the U.S. have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. Eight states have insurance mandates that cover IVF, including Hawaii. Yet Hawaii residents still have trouble accessing the medical care they need due to restrictions in the mandate,” said Barbara Collura, President/CEO of RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. “Two bills have been introduced that are important to Hawaii residents diagnosed with infertility and those that want to preserve their fertility after being diagnosed with cancer. RESOLVE continues to mobilize doctors, patients, and the entire infertility community to ask their elected to support this legislation.”

SB 2909/HB 2355 would improve the current IVF mandate in Hawaii. Among the changes, it increases the coverage from one IVF cycle to three IVF cycles, and the waiting period before accessing IVF from five years to one. Cancer patients are increasingly accessing fertility preservation medical procedures before starting cancer treatments, yet insurance does not cover it. SB 2694/HB 2061 would mandate insurance coverage for fertility preservation for cancer patients in Hawaii. If passed, this would be the first mandate of its kind in the U.S. Both bills must be re-introduced in the new legislative session in 2015.  Continue reading


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