Ex-Maine governor continues to enhance education for kids
Former Maine Gov. Angus King, who created a statewide program in 2002 to provide laptop computers to seventh- and eighth-grade public school students and their teachers, raised $850,000 in private money last summer to establish the Maine Learning Technology Foundation. The nonprofit foundation will offer free home Internet access to about 11,000 low-income children participating in the state's laptop program. Other program participants can purchase the Internet service at a discounted rate.
Source: U.S. Department of Education, "The Achiever," November/December 2005 issue
What percentage of kids in Hawai'i public schools choose chocolate milk vs. white milk?
Chocolate: 75 percent
White: 25 percent
Three-fourths of the milk sold is the chocolate skim variety. Most of the rest is 1 percent white milk.
Source: State Department of Education
SAY NO TO THUGS
PLAY, DISCUSSION TO ADDRESS BULLYING
Wai'alae School will host an interactive play and discussion about bullying at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the school's cafeteria.
Students in third, fourth and fifth grade who participated in an afterschool course on conflict resolution developed the play to create a dialog about the common childhood problem. There will be a discussion about solutions following the performance.
Anyone concerned about bullying is encouraged to attend. Participants should bring a potluck dish to share.
For more information, call Lisa Jensen of the Family Education Center of Manoa at 383-2853.
SCHOOL BUS SAFETY
Review these basic bus safety rules with your child:
Source: The American Academy of Pediatrics