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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, January 26, 2006

Ex-Maine governor continues to enhance education for kids

Advertiser Staff

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



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.


Review these basic bus safety rules with your child:

  • Do not move around the bus.

  • Wait for the bus to stop before approaching it from the curb.

  • Check to see that no other traffic is coming.

  • Always remain in clear view of the bus driver.

    Source: The American Academy of Pediatrics