News from Hawaii

Kanu o ka ‘Aina, one of the schools we visited in Waimea, recently received a large federal grant from the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund’s Native American assistance initiative. The program supports native institutions that address the development and needs of native communities. Kanu o ka ‘Aina is a bilingual, Hawaiian-focused charter school that integrates outdoor ‘learning laboratories’ into its curriculum.

Gary Washburn, a music teacher honored on Show 209 in Waimea, notified us that the NAMM Foundation has selected Honoka’a High and Intermediate Schools as one of the “Best Communities For Music Education” in the nation. Congrats! Read more here.