Hawaiian Immersion Update

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Mahalo to the large group who came out in support of a Hawaiian immersion measure suggested by Maili resident Kalehua Kruglast week, which the Senate passed on 2nd reading.

HB2875 requires reading, math, science, and other assessments administered to students in grades three through six of the Department of Education’s Hawaiian language immersion program to be developed originally in the Hawaiian language; requires the Board of Education to adopt rules establishing procedures for the development of these assessments in collaboration with the Hawaiian language community; requires status reports to the 2013 and 2014 legislatures.

Here is a link to the bill status:

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=2875

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