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May 18, 2020 - Ashley Mika Ho, Hawaii Distance Learning Forum

94.7 KUMU - KUMU Kokua • By 94.7 KUMU • May 18, 2020

Hawaii's Lt. Gov. Josh Green talks about the anticipation of the relaxing of COVID restrictions in Hawaii, he gives an update on our statistics, and he talks about the children 5 to 11 years old getting the vaccine.
Devon & Esme talk to Lt. Gov., Josh Green and get an update on COVID-19 in Hawaii. The LG talks about Hawaii's declining numbers and the reasons behind it, getting the tourists back and the challenge that presents, loosening of restrictions, the recommendation on the vaccine for pregnant women, and lots more.
It's your weekly COVID-19 update straight from Hawaii's Lt. Gov. Josh Green. This week Devon & Esme ask him about booster shots, the recent drop in Hawaii's case counts, the effect of COVID on the Native Hawaiian population, and lots more. 
Devon & Esme talk to Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green again on the state of COVID-19 in Hawaii. They talk about the recent plateau of COVID numbers in the state, vaccinations, Nikki Minaj’s bad info tweet, and lots more.
We check in with Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green on the state of COVID in Hawaii. Topics for this show include the anticipated surge from Labor Day; restaurants and the use of Canadian vaccination cards; improvements the state can make at the schools; how the Los Angeles vaccine mandate for students might impact Hawaii’s decisions; the segment of the population that might be at increased risk because of underlying conditions; pediatric hospitalizations of COVID cases; the use or request for Ivermectin as a treatment for COVID; the Oahu Safe Access program; how to treat those who have had COVID-19; the recommended process for those who have had COVID; the federal mandate for vaccinations and how they affect private employers; the concern for other variants besides the Delta variant; the flu season and the timing of flu shots relative to COVID vaccination.
The Lt. Gov. of Hawaii, Dr. Josh Green updates everyone on COVID-19 in Hawaii. The LT. Gov. covers: the state’s stand over the Labor Day weekend; efforts to curb gatherings; the current stress on the hospitals; the long lines at testing locations; his thoughts on the upcoming Safe Access program being instituted by the City; what parents need to do if and when their child has a close contact with a COVID-positive person; the trend in pediatric cases in Hawaii compared to the mainland; the possibility of more restrictions by the state; the use and promotion of Ivermectin and similar drugs in the treatment of COVID-19; the state’s efforts against fake vaccination cards; the picture of a dying COVID-19 patient.
May 21, 2021 - COVID Update w/ Lt. Gov Josh Green
We continue our coverage of the coronavirus in Hawaii. The guest is the Lt. Gov. of Hawaii, Dr. Josh Green. Subjects this week include: the effect of the virus on the male reproductive system; the resistance to getting vaccinated; Hawaii’s case count not dropping; the state mask mandate and when it might be loosened or eliminated; standardizing the process of traveling between the islands; Hawaii’s schools (including the University of Hawaii) opening this coming fall; an update on large events (theater, concerts) continuing.
May 14, 2021 - COVID Update w/ Lt. Gov. Josh Green
Lt. Gov. Josh Green gives us an update on the state’s effort against the coronavirus. The LG talks about: the latest CDC guidance on mask wearing; opening up youth sports; an update on COVID numbers in Hawaii; the progress on vaccinating youth; mask wearing in private businesses; travel in and around Hawaii; herd immunity in Hawaii.
May 7, 2021 – COVID Update w/ Lt. Gov. Josh Green
Lt. Gov. Josh Green gives us an update on the state’s effort against the coronavirus. The LG talks about: the vaccinations being open in Hawaii to those 12 years old and above; vaccines-Pfizer versus Moderna when it comes to usage; the need for a booster shot; traveling rules in a vaccinated world; clarification of the mask mandate in Hawaii; his concern about the relatively high numbers lately; Hawaii versus some mainland cities that are opening up; herd immunity; how bad it was when Hawaii peaked in August; opening of the local concert industry.
April 30, 2021 – COVID Update w/ Lt. Gov. Josh Green
Lt. Gov. Josh Green gives us an update on the state’s effort against the coronavirus. Dr. Green talks about: the overall latest statistics in Hawaii; the state of vaccination pods; the schedule for vaccinating kids younger than 16; the CDC guideline regarding masks outdoors; the state of tourism in Hawaii; some of the tools the state is reviewing to help with screening incoming tourists; house calls from the state Dept. of Health; some of the hotspots around the world; the coordination between city and state governments; the best ways to get more info on COVID; children traveling interisland.
APRIL 25, 2021 – COVID Update w/ Lt. Gov. Josh Green
Lt. Gov. Josh Green gives us an update on the state’s effort against the coronavirus. The LG talks about: the vaccine passport program; security of the passport information; that some don’t want to get vaccinated; the prospect of increasing transpacific travel both domestic and international; the interval of time between phases of the safe travel program; the changing of the tier system to address the changing covid landscape; the vaccination of younger people; anticipated new guidance from the CDC on mask-wearing.
APRIL 16, 2021 – COVID-19 Update w/ Lt. Gov. Josh Green
Lt. Gov. Josh Green gives us an update on the state’s effort against the coronavirus. Subjects include: the upcoming opening up of vaccinations to all ages 16 and up; vaccine hesitancy; the areas on the mainland that are still seeing increasing case counts; an update on the vaccine passport program; the possibility of an international vaccine passport; vaccination for college students; the controversy of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine; public school opening; COVID patients who continue to battle the virus for lengthy amounts of time.
April 9, 2021 - COVID-19 Update w/ Lt. Gov. Josh Green
Lt. Gov. Josh Green provides an update on the state of the coronavirus in Hawaii. Subjects include: vaccine distribution and new age limits; vaccine supply; Honolulu holding at Tier 3; hospitalization and death rates as an informal part of the Tier schedule; the decision-making process in the Covid Tier process; a possible fourth surge of the virus; the global view of the pandemic and how it affects the US and Hawaii; the counts of the variant strains in Hawaii; the vaccine passport idea; herd immunity in Hawaii; the behavior of fully-vaccinated person; breastfeeding and vaccinations; post-testing on neighbor islands but not on Oahu; the eviction moratorium.
April 2, 2021 - COVID Update w/ Lt. Gov. Josh Green
The Lt. Gov. talks about the new CDC guidelines on travel in the US and how that impacts Hawaii and its tourist market. Other subjects include: keeping track of vaccination documentation; security of the vaccination card and info; the implementation of the vaccine passport idea; the situation with rental cars with the influx of tourists; the start of concerts and sporting events; pain relievers-what’s best and when to take them; the recent run of triple-digit case counts and what it means for Oahu; consequences for large gatherings.
March 26, 2021 - COVID Update w/ Lt. Gov. Josh Green
The Lt. Gov. of Hawaii, Josh Green, joins the show with an update on the coronavirus in Hawaii. Subjects include: the recent uptick in the statewide case count; the numbers of vaccinations to date; the effect of the influx of tourists on cases; the increase in cases on the mainland and how that affects Hawaii; vaccination of the Pacific Islander population; the rollout of the vaccines and the potential outlook on the next age groups to be eligible; the perceived popularity of the Pfizer vaccine; booster shots; vaccine passports.
MAR 21, 2021 – COVID Update w/ Lt. Gov. Josh Green
The Lt. Gov. of Hawaii, Josh Green, updates listeners on the pandemic. Subjects include the new CDC guidance on physical distancing in schools; when might schools adopt these new guidelines and open fully; the AstraZeneca vaccine and the problem with blood clots; an update on the vaccination numbers in Hawaii; a clarification on the state moving to level 1C for vaccinations; the management of the vaccine supply; the possibility of implementing a vaccine passport; travel to and from Oahu; the disparity between ethnic groups’ coverage of vaccination.
March 12, 2020 - COVID Update w/ Lt. Gov. Josh Green
The Lt. Gov. of Hawaii, Josh Green, provides an update on how Hawaii is coping with COVID-19. He talks about the opening up of the vaccination process at level 1C. He talks about the pace of getting through the various groups within the different levels; the applications received by the state for the vaccine; he updates us on variants in Hawaii and the success of the vaccines against the variants; the category of caregivers of ill persons. The LG addresses the travelers who received the vaccination but still tested positive. He talks about the Mayor of Honolulu opening up the city to various activities and businesses. Will kids get vaccinated and when? He touches on the Pacific Islander segment of the population. What kinds of relief can Hawaii expect with the passage of the latest COVID relief package?
March 5, 2021 - COVID Update w/ Lt. Gov. Josh Green
The Lt. Gov. updates us on the state of the COVID-19 vaccination efforts in Hawaii. Subjects include: Hawaii’s trend with lower numbers of Covid cases over the last week; Texas’s removing all Covid restrictions; gatherings getting larger even though numbers are going down in Hawaii; the advancing of vaccinations into the 70 to 74-year old category; vaccinating tourism workers; the timeline for companies to get their employees vaccinated; the impact of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine; the possibility of opening up interisland travel; the government’s efforts to help keep businesses open; full reopening of schools; the possibility of live entertainment reopening.
February 26, 2021 - COVID Update w/ Lt. Gov. Josh Green
The Lt. Gov. updates us on the state of the COVID-19 vaccination efforts in Hawaii. He updates us on: Hawaii’s rank of success in deploying the vaccine relative to other states; the frustrations of some who have not been able to be vaccinated; the effects of the vaccinations on Hawaii’s COVID numbers; how long will it take for vaccinations to be easier to get; the Johnson & Johnson vaccine’s impact and who should get it; information dissemination from the Lt. Gov’s office; some people are refusing the second shot; pregnancy and the vaccine shot; the challenges of reopening of schools.
February 19, 2021 - COVID Update with Lt. Gov. Josh Green
The Lt. Gov. updates us on the state of the COVID-19 vaccination efforts in Hawaii. Subjects include: the possibility of Hawaii moving to Tier 3; concerns going forward despite the recent success in fighting the virus; reasons for the delay on receiving vaccines; the update on the number of Hawaii residents who’ve received the vaccine; when will Hawaii move to priority 1C with the vaccinations?; the status of the supply of vaccines in Hawaii; statistics on those who have been vaccinated in Hawaii; an update on the safe travel program in light of the storm on the mainland; the status of interisland travel and testing; the possibility of in-person graduations being allowed this year.
February 12, 2021 - COVID Update w/ Lt. Gov. Josh Green
The Lt. Gov. updates us on the state of the COVID-19 vaccination efforts in Hawaii. The LG talks about the vaccine supply, logistics, and deployment; the vaccine tier system and how it’s working; gathering as a result of the Super Bowl; mental health in the wake of COVID and the state’s response; what would the LG like to see as a general response to the mental health crisis; the timeline for opening Hawaii’s economy; the response from the Federal government relative to Hawaii.
February 5, 2021 - COVID Update with Lt. Gov. Josh Green
The Lt. Gov. updates us on the state of the COVID-19 vaccination efforts in Hawaii. Topics include the number of vaccinations given to date; the practice of holding back some vaccine supplies for certain segments of the population; the logistics of the process in general; the practice of giving out shots in double doses vs a single dose to cover more people; the symptoms after receiving the vaccine shot; an update on the variants; the evaluation of the City’s tier system; a review of the Safe Travels program; a review of the basics of protection; a reminder of the limitations on gatherings especially with the potential for Super Bowl parties.
January 29, 2021 - COVID Update w/ Lt. Gov Josh Green
Lt. Gov. Josh Green joins the show with an update on COVID-19 in Hawaii. This week subjects include: vaccination progress in Hawaii; the new Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine; side effects of the second shot; the use of pain relievers before and after taking the vaccine; the priority schedule for vaccine, especially when it comes to teachers; the concept of sterilization immunity and what it means for our society; the wearing of two or more masks; State House bill allowing travel to Hawaii without a test; the danger of gatherings during the Super Bowl
January 22, 2021 - COVID Update with Lt. Gov Josh green
Lt. Gov. Josh Green joins the show with an update on COVID-19 in Hawaii. The LG talks about: the new presidential administration and its effect on tackling COVID in Hawaii; vaccinations in Hawaii; will we get enough of the vaccines; the difference between the vaccines; what happens when you get vaccinated; the presence of variants in Hawaii.
January 15, 2020 - COVID Update with Lt. Gov Josh Green
Lt. Gov Josh Green provides his weekly update on COVID-19 in Hawaii. He talks about: the roll-out of the mass vaccine program; the prioritization of vaccine doses for Hawaii vs other states; the current state of vaccinations; the reported slowness of the vaccinations; vaccinations for those who already had COVID; the variants of the coronavirus; the anecdotal evidence of the safety of the vaccines; a review of the LG’s request for people to stay home for two weeks; the predicted time for a return for normalcy.
January 8, 2021 - COVID Update w/ Lt. Gov. Josh Green
The Lt. Gov. talks about his recommendation to pause social gatherings for two weeks. This is a response to the recent big rise in COVID cases this week. What does one do when citizens spot a gathering of more than the limit of five people. The LG talks about the variants of the coronavirus and the state’s efforts to identify it and the fact that it’s more infectious. He talks about the vaccination efforts. Will we be facing a health care worker shortage? He addresses the disparity of travel restrictions between islands. He concludes with mental health and domestic abuse in the world of COVID.
December 18, 2020 - COVID Update with Lt. Gov. Josh Green
Lt. Gov. Josh Green joins us to update us on the coronavirus in Hawaii. He talks about the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, the number of doses, who gets them, risks of taking the vaccine. He revisits the daily numbers for COVID-19 in Hawaii versus the rest of the nation. Recommendations for those who are adventurous enough to travel. The importance of maintaining safe practices as the vaccines are being deployed. The Lt. Gov. fielded questions from listeners: Will we have to take the vaccine the same way we do the annual flu shot? Should those who react with peanut allergies and react with anaphylaxis take the vaccine shot? How does vaccination affect travel?
December 11, 2020 - COVID Update with Lt. Gov. Josh Green
The Lt. Gov. of Hawaii, Josh Green, is our guest today updating us on the coronavirus in Hawaii. Topics include: the impending rollout of the first vaccine in the US and how Hawaii is affected, where the state stand as far as priority, logistics, etc. Other topics include Hawaii residents being resistant to taking the vaccine; the makeup of the Phizer vaccine; the early feedback on people who have taken the vaccine in Europe; how long will the vaccine last; the current surge on the mainland; further financial aid from government, and other topics.
December 4, 2020 - COVID Update with Lt. Gov. Josh Green
Lt. Gov. Josh Green joins us for an update on COVID-19 in Hawaii. Topics include: Hawaii's numbers compared to the mainland; the efforts to keep Hawaii from duplicating the mainland's rise in COVID cases; recommendations on how to improve the state's safe travel program; the recent new guidance from the CDC on quarantine periods; the Kauai couple that got arrested for traveling to Hawaii after testing positive; his prediction of the availability of a vaccine; who gets the vaccine when it becomes available; the complexities of the logistics of deploying a vaccine; getting people to trust that the vaccine works and is safe.
November 20, 2020 - COVID Update with Lt. Gov Josh Green
Lt. Gov. Josh Green updates us on the latest on COVID in Hawaii. He talks about Thanksgiving and his recommendation to residents on how to celebrate responsibly. He gives an update on the safe travels program and addresses some criticism of the program, and travel to Hawaii in general. The Lt. Gov. talks about people across the country who think COVID-19 is a hoax. The discussion covers the latest news on vaccine advancements. He answers the question about the state mask mandate and talks about the general effectiveness of masks.
November 18, 2020 - Ron Mizutani, President & CEO of the Hawaii Food Bank
Ron Mizutani, President & CEO of the Hawaii Food Bank joins us to talk about the efforts of the Food Bank 8 months into the pandemic. He talks about the massive increases in the need for food across Honolulu. He addresses the challenges that people have in asking for food, and how COVID has changed that demographic. He also talks about the stigma that still exists for those who are in a situation that makes them "raise their hand" for food.
November 11, 2020 - COVID-19 Update with Lt. Gov Josh Green
Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green joins us to give and update on COVID-19. He talks about a trip to the mainland he's taking to help Hawaii with the pandemic. He'll be meeting with leaders of the new administration coming in January as Joe Biden assumes office. He also talks about a possible mask mandate here in Hawaii and across the nation. Other topics include: the surge of COVID cases on the mainland; the possible causes of the spread on the mainland; the low positive cases from tourists; the local causes of spread; how to handle Thanksgiving this year; the possible inaccuracy of the COVID count in Hawaii; youth sports in Hawaii; can Honolulu expect a spike from recent events like voting and holidays; the Pfizer vaccine announcement; where does Hawaii stand in the line to get the vaccine when one becomes available; and other topics.
November 6, 2020 - COVID-19 Update with Lt. Gov. Josh green
Lt. Gov. Josh Green joins us with an update on the state of COVID in Hawaii. Topics include: the surge on the mainland and slowly increasing numbers in Hawaii; the possible causes of the rise in Hawaii's infections this week; the impact of tourism so far; the upcoming return of tourists from Japan; why Hawaii cannot force visitors to take a test; does Hawaii need a mandate on mask wearing; the challenges of a mask mandate; the situation at the state unemployment office; CARES Act funding use in Hawaii; can CARES Act money be used for COVID testing; an update on surveillance testing; rules on family gatherings; the Lt. Gov's views on the mayor-elect Rick Blangiardi and the future relationship between the city and state governments; and the outlook for Hawaii should Joe Biden hold his lead and become the next president.
October 30, 2020 - COVID-19 Update with Lt. Gov. Josh Green
Lt. Gov. Josh Green visits with his weekly update on COVID-19 in Hawaii. Subjects include: What to do during Halloween. Should families participate and how? What about taking candy from people?; An update on tourism numbers; How many tourists have tested positive while in Hawaii; the locations of trending hot spots in Hawaii; the fining for those who are caught without wearing a mask; the different scenarios for people being in quarantine; some of the positive changes happening because of COVID-19; how might Las Vegas expedite travel to and from Hawaii; when can the average citizen expect a vaccine to be available?; will Hawaii experience a surge like we're seeing on the mainland.
October 23, 2020 - COVID-19 Update with Lt. Gov. Josh green
The Lt. Gov. updates us on Hawaii's battle against the coronavirus. Topics include: an evaluation of the first week of tourism travel to Hawaii, the numbers, testing, problems, etc.: how the state dealing with the influx of more than 7,000 people in quarantine; making covid testing easier for college students; an update on the state's random surveillance program; youth sports-when can kids get back to participating?; mask-wearing; what happens to Halloween this year?: the mainland's surge and its effect on tourism; the new definition of "exposure" relative to being with someone with COVID-19; when can Hawaii anticipate a vaccine?; and wearing masks outdoors.
October 22, 2020 - Mayoral Candidate Keith Amemiya
947 KUMU invited the two candidates for mayor of Honolulu to answer a set of questions common to both candidates. These questions covered these areas: Qualifications to be mayor; what are your top three to five priorities as mayor?; your plan to lead the economic recovery after COVID-19; can the rail project be successful?; affordable housing; what needs to change in the Honolulu Police Dept?; homelessness. These questions came from listeners and were asked specifically to Keith Amemiya: Why are your ads attack ads when you promised to keep the race clean? You've never served in elected office before and you are 20 years younger than Mr. Blangiardi. Do you think these characteristics are pros or cons?
October 21, 2020 - Mayoral Candidate Rick Blangiardi
947 KUMU invited the two candidates for mayor of Honolulu to answer a set of questions common to both candidates. These questions covered these areas: Qualifications to be mayor; what are your top three to five priorities as mayor?; your plan to lead the economic recovery after COVID-19; can the rail project be successful?; affordable housing; what needs to change in the Honolulu Police Dept?; homelessness. These questions came from listeners and were asked specifically to Rick Blangiardi: Why are you hiding the fact that you are a Republican? Rick you weren't born here in Hawaii so there's a style difference, also you have not held elected office. Do you see these as positive or negatives in seeking the office of mayor?
October 16, 2020 - COVID-19 Update with Lt. Gov. Josh Green
Lt. Gov. Josh Green updates us on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in Hawaii. Subjects include: the opening of Hawaii to tourism; the testing process for tourists; the concern of the honor system for those who choose to quarantine; random surveillance testing after tourists arrive; the rise in the number of cases on the mainland and how it affects Hawaii's tourism; the Lt. Gov's opinion of the White House promoting "herd immunity"; neighbor island travel concerns; the idea of requiring tourists to take a covid test.
October 9, 2020 - COVID-19 Update with Lt. Governor Josh Green
Lt. Gov Josh Green provides his weekly update on COVID-19 in Hawaii. The subjects addressed are: the upcoming opening of the tourism market on Oct 13; how many tourists can Hawaii expect?; he discusses some of the logistics involved; the risk of bringing in thousands of tourists; what are the consequences for people if they break quarantine. Lt. Gov. Green also addressed President Trump's recent battle against COVID-19. He talked about some of the therapies the president underwent while hospitalized. He also outlined the protocol for when someone is infected with a bad case of the virus. And he suggested that the president's behavior was wrong and unethical.
October 2, 2020 - COVID-19 Update with Lt. Governor Josh Green
Hawaii's Lt. Gov. Josh Green joins us once again for his weekly update on the battle against the coronavirus. The LG talks about: his recent illness with COVID-19; the announcement that President Trump has COVIC-19; the reopening of Hawaii's tourism market; what the testing for that opening will look like; he also touches on some of the state's COVID statistics.
September 25, 2020 - COVID Update with Lt. Governor Josh Green
The Lt. Gov. contracted COVID-19. He has recovered and talks about his experiences as a patient. Other topics: the upcoming opening of the travel restrictions for tourists wanting to visit; the testing process for incoming travelers; he talks about the trends in Hawaii’s COVID statistics and their implications; will Hawaii be using CARES Act money to help finance testing; he addresses the problem bars are having reopening; he addresses the questions and outlook for a vaccine. The Lt. Gov. reminds everyone to observe the usual safety practices. We also talked to Todd Lewis the COO of the Blood Bank of Hawaii. He addressed: the dire need to build up the state’s blood supply; what types of blood are needed; how to donate; the procedures in place to give blood during the pandemic.
September 18, 2020 - COVID-19 Update with Lt. Governor Josh Green
Lt. Gov. Josh Green talks about his experience as a COVID-19 patient. He tested positive and immediately quarantined himself. He went through the details of the quarantine process. The Lt. Gov. has been put in charge of the upcoming opening of Hawaii's travel with the accompanying testing. He talks about the contact tracing efforts by the state team. The LG answers a question about the difference between different types of negative test results. And he answers a question about getting schools to open up again.
September 11, 2020 - COVID-19 Update with Lt. Governor Josh Green
The Lt. Gov. updates us on the latest on the coronavirus in Hawaii. He covers the extension of the 2-week extension of the lockdown; He analyzes some of the specific rules of behavior for the lockdown; He discusses the results of the recent surge testing that took place. Also discussed are infection rates and daily cases. How does Hawaii's tourism look at this point? The LG takes questions from listeners. He covers the recent changes at the State Dept. of Health. The LG also reviews his proposed 5-point plan to further combat the virus. He also walks through the procedure for one of the latest tests.
September 9, 2020 - Sarah Bolles, COVID-19 survivor
Sarah Bolles is a local Hawaii resident who is a COVID-19 survivor. She tells us about how she thinks she contracted the virus, the details on her hospital stay, the drugs, and the treatment she received. Plus, she gives advice to those who may not consider the coronavirus as much of a threat.
September 4, 2020 - COVID Update with Lt. Governor Josh Green
Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green joins us for his weekly update on the coronavirus in Hawaii. Topics include: the changes at the upper levels of the Hawaii Department of Health, including the retirement of the director and especially the leave of absence of Hawaii's state epidemiologist, Sarah Park; the differences between the types of tests people can take for coronavirus detection; how to behave during the Labor Day weekend; conflicting information from the CDC; COVID-19 vs the flu; information about vaccines, their trials, timeline, and effectiveness. The Lt. Gov also answers listeners questions regarding life during the pandemic.
August 28, 2020 - COVID Update with Lt. Governor Josh Green
In his weekly COVID update, the Lt. Gov talks about the continuing surge of the coronavirus in Hawaii; the 2-week lockdown and how long it could possibly go; rapid testing and testing in general; the mass test taking place on the H3 freeway; other coronavirus-related subjects. He also answers questions from the online and listening audience on masks, testing, the performance of other government leaders, and others.
August 20, 2020 - COVID Update with Lt. Governor Josh Green
The Lt. Gov. updates us on the coronavirus pandemic in Hawaii. He talks about the continuing surge of the virus on Oahu. And he reviews the recent new state and city emergency measures that recently went in place. Subjects also include the state of our hospitals and staffing, the spread within certain demographic groups, the recent changes in personnel at the Dept of Health, and the effect of the pandemic on the population's mental health. He also answers random questions from listeners.
August 14, 2020 - COVID Update with Lt. Gov Josh Green
The Lt. Gov. talks about the recent surge in COVID19 cases and what caused it. He also discusses the ramifications of the surge-will there be another lockdown, a stay-at-home order? He mentions how the statistics of infection, hospitalization, ICU use, and death play out. He also talks about schools opening, bars closing, contact tracing and the change in the Dept of Health leadership that will pursue that area more vigorously. He also addresses the main source of the spread of infection, that it's not going to the store or going about one's day; it is all about people congregating and not practicing the prevention guidelines. The LG also talks about the surge and what that means for hospitals and staff, and is the state ready to handle things should it get worse.
July 31, 2020 - COVID Update with Lt. Gov Josh Green
The Lt Gov visits with an update for Hawaii and how we're handling the recent surge in COVID cases. He also addresses: schools reopening, the possibility of a shutdown at the state level, bars being closed for three weeks, the lasting effects (if any) of COVID-19, the type and level of financial support for people from the state and federal governments, doctors that claim a "cure" in the form of a cocktail mix of drugs, herd immunity and when that comes into play, what citizens should do if they see a group of people violating the large group mandates. He closes with things we can do to knock down the spread of the coronavirus.
July 31, 2020 - Scott Miscovich, Premier Medical Group
Miscovich is one of the leading experts in studying the coronavirus. He talks about his background and expertise. Premier Medical Group does a lot of the testing for the coronavirus in Hawaii. Topics include: will the pandemic get worse before it gets better; sending children back to school; how do we explain the surge in COVID-19 cases Hawaii is experiencing?; flu vs COVID-19; the long-term damages of COVID-19; the effectiveness of hydroxycloroquine against the coronavirus; herd immunity and why it's a bad idea; his recommendation for what Hawaii should do right now to combat the virus; what residents need to do to prevent getting COVID-19.
July 24, 2020 - COVID-19 Update with Lt. Gov Josh Green
Lt. Gov Josh Green continues his weekly update on the coronavirus in Hawaii. Topics discussed include the state of Hawaii overall; the recent spike of 55 cases; the pandemic and its effect on the impending storm; the impact of COVID-19 on Pacific Islanders; the start of school and the uncertainty that revolves around the situation; the development of a vaccine; big picture outlook in Hawaii; covid testing in Hawaii; the cause for the disparity in receiving test results. The Lt. Gov. also touches on what people should do with the hurricane bearing down on Hawaii, how to handle sheltering in place or at a shelter, how to prepare with supplies.
July 23, 2020 - HSTA President Corey Rosenlee
HSTA President Corey Rosenlee joins the show to talk about public schools reopening. The HSTA is at odds with the State Department of Education on opening schools. The issues covered are: the teachers are not ready to go back to school under the current covid-19 situation; the other parties at schools (principals and staff) are also not willing to go back yet; what will a safe opening look like; parents are caught in the middle of it all, including parents with children in different schools; how are special education students being handled?; some teachers are in the high-risk category (over 50, those with underlying health conditions); what kind of distance learning is available if students don't go back to school?; the safety of everyone on campus; the other myriad issues and logistics that are complicated by the coronavirus.
July 17, 2020 - Lt. Gov Josh Green
The Lt. Gov. of Hawaii, Josh Green updates us on the coronavirus in Hawaii. Subjects include: the general state of Hawaii; the state of hospitals regarding ICU beds and equipment to handle covid patients in light of the recent surge in cases; therapies available to patients; the death rate of Covid-19 and things that affect it; the state and federal governments' relief efforts for those who are can't pay their rent or mortgage; the impact of Covid-19 on businesses; the plan to get children back to school; Dr. Anthony Fauci's role and relationship with the president; the idea of implementing a quarantine hotel system in Hawaii; the state's use of a digital platform for capturing and analyzing data; the use of masks and their effectiveness.
July 10, 2020 - COVID Update with Lt. Gov Josh Green
Lt. Gov Josh Green joins for another check on how our state is responding to the pandemic. He covers topics like the recent uptick in Covid-19 cases, schools starting up again, virus testing (including the recent downturn in testing supplies), the state's desire to reopen on August 1, what Hawaii needs to do to reduce the number of cases, recent planned events where large gatherings of people would have occurred, and other subjects related to the coronavirus pandemic.
July 2, 2020 - COVID Update with Lt. Gov Josh Green
Lt. Gov. Josh Green drops by with his weekly update on the coronavirus in Hawaii. He discusses the recent upsurge in COVID-19 cases; what Hawaii must do to keep our virus numbers relatively low; the outlook for teachers as the start of the new school year looms; financial help from the state and federal governments; the importance of wearing a mask to help keep the spread in check.
June 26, 2020 - COVID-19 Update with Lt. Governor Josh Green
The LG addresses the state's plan to open up the tourist economy and the multiple challenges that go along with that. He also answers listeners questions regarding testing, quarantine, penalties for quarantine breakers, and the challenges residents are having in light of opening up our local economy. The LG also talks about the recent uptick in Covid-19 cases in Hawaii and the rest of the nation. He answers the question, at what point does the state look at the increases in cases and say "that's enough, we have to change things"?
Special Edition Hawaii Matters: Black Lives Matter
Originally aired on June 14, 2020, this 94.7 KUMU live on-air forum discusses systemic racism, inequality, and hate violence claiming Black lives.  A distinguished panel of local leaders assembled for this in-depth discussion: Susan Ballard, chief of the Honolulu Police Department; Alphonso Braggs, president of the Honolulu-Hawai‘i NAACP; Dr. Akiemi Glenn, executive director of the Pōpolo Project; and Noelani Goodyear-Ka'ōpua, professor of political science at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
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Hawaii Turns To Mainland Teachers To End Distance Learning Backlog - Honolulu Civil Beat

The Hawaii Department of Education is recruiting teachers from the mainland to facilitate its statewide distance learning program, contributing to the delay in getting more students off a long waitlist.

Teri Ushijima, interim assistant superintendent in the office of curriculum and instructional design, told the Board of Education that at least 245 kids are still waiting to get into the distance program.

“We are doing our best to hire teachers as soon as we are able to and open up seats as quickly as we can,” she said Thursday during a board meeting. “Many of our teachers have been hired out of state, so many can relocate within a week or two.”

Aliiolani Elementary School students wait outside classrooms before the start of the first day of school during a COVID-19 pandemic.

But she stressed that the teachers can’t start working until they arrive in the islands despite calls to let them start instruction remotely.

So far, 2,315 students, or about 1.4% of the entire student body, are registered in distance learning programs across the state, she said. A total 660 students have been referred by schools to the state-based program alone.

The state Department of Education has insisted that most kids should return to full in-person learning this year after more than a year of mostly virtual learning as schools struggled to adapt to the pandemic.

The DOE has a limited number of spots for children to participate in distance learning out of health concerns, but the plans were rolled out just days before the new school year began on Aug. 3 and officials are still scrambling to accommodate the demand.

During Thursday’s meeting, Board of Education member Kaimana Barcarse questioned why the DOE couldn’t modify its policy or guidelines to enable the mainland hires to start immediately from their current place of residence instead of waiting for them to relocate.

“It seems to me that especially during a pandemic and the economic crisis we’re in, that possibly changing (the mainland rule) would create more opportunity for our students to get highly qualified distance learning remotely,” Barcarse said.

Relocation Requirements

Sean Bacon, interim assistant superintendent in the office of talent management, responded that the current DOE guidelines require “that all employees who are on telework must be in the state of Hawaii.”

“We will be putting a committee together to look at the current guidelines and if we need to make modifications,” he said, adding that factors like workers’ compensation and residency tax requirements are part of the equation.

He also said the department was hiring teachers from the mainland to allow instructors already in Hawaii to focus on their in-person classes and avoid “putting any additional strains on the schools right now.”

On Wednesday, DOE spokeswoman Nanea Kalani said the department has hired 18 distance learning teachers so far and was looking to hire five to seven more. Late Thursday, she said she did not know offhand how many of those new hires are from the mainland.

“The signs show the pandemic is not going to end. In-person learning cannot end.” — Interim Superintendent Keith Hayashi

Toward the end of last year, many teachers had to simultaneously lead classes online and on-campus due to a hybrid system that gave parents a choice of whether to keep their kids in school.

Now, with the full return of students to campuses, many teachers say their classrooms are brimming with students and they are unable to maintain Covid distancing requirements, contributing to safety concerns.

Addressing concerns about the spike in Covid cases due to the highly contagious delta variant, Interim Superintendent Keith Hayashi said the DOE would deal with possible outbreaks on campuses as they arise in conjunction with guidance from state Department of Health officials.

“They are the medical experts and we will defer to them in looking at any of those decisions should they occur,” said Hayashi, who took the helm of the DOE from prior superintendent Christina Kishimoto on Aug. 1.

Since Friday is a state holiday, the DOE also provided its latest weekly Covid case count.

There were 383 confirmed staff and student cases since Saturday, compared with 325 the previous week. In 276 of the new cases, the DOE said the infected individual “was not on a campus during the infectious period,” indicating that the protocol to stay home when sick is “working to help prevent spread at schools.”

Union Concerns

The Hawaii State Teachers Association, which represents 13,500 teachers, this week demanded that education officials negotiate a memorandum of understanding to help protect teacher safety in schools and to provide any appropriate triggers for contingency instruction.

Kalima Kinney, principal of The Volcano School of Arts and Sciences on Hawaii island, a public charter school, was one of many testifiers who pleaded with the BOE to consider the demand for negotiations.

“A clear formula and accounting will be sufficient to maximize safety,” she said.

The DOE also gave an update about compliance with Gov. David Ige’s emergency proclamation for state and county employees to get vaccinated against Covid or face mandatory weekly testing.

Hawaii teachers and other DOE personnel have until Aug. 30 to upload proof of their vaccination status or be subject to the weekly testing.

“This is a testing requirement not a vaccine mandate, so there is no religious exception to testing,” Hayashi said.

As of Thursday, 14,300 of 45,000 DOE staff members had uploaded their vaccination status to an internal portal. Bacon said that 78% of the respondents were vaccinated.

However, in a message to members uploaded to its website Thursday, the HSTA said there was a loophole to the new mandate: those who previously contracted Covid and had been cleared to return to work are exempt from the weekly testing for 90 days.

It said requirements for the exception include a lack of new symptoms, completion of an isolation and quarantine period, and an upload of documentation confirming the date of infection and that the patient had been released.

Hayashi reiterated his confidence in the safety protocols aimed at mitigating the spread of the virus in schools.

“We have systems in place to ensure learning environments are safe,” he said. “The signs show the pandemic is not going to end. In-person learning cannot end.”

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Hawaii State Teacher Fellows

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Kevin Agtarap is a fourth-grade teacher at Ka`imiloa Elementary. He has taught in third and sixth grades, served as a curriculum coach, and heads the Visual Arts afterschool program. He has mentored prospective teacher candidates and currently serves as a member in his school’s Ci3T team. He was selected to participate in the STEM-focused Mickelson ExxonMobil Teacher Academy, has presented at Schools of the Future, Google Summit, and Visible Learning Conferences. Additionally, he helped to launch the first EdCamp West Oahu. Kevin earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Education and his Master’s degree in Curriculum Studies from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Cornelio "CJ" Ancheta

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Cornelio “CJ” Ancheta is currently a Mathematics Teacher at Lahainaluna High School. He actively served as the chair of the Parent, Open House, and Graduation Committee, co-coordinator of the PBL Student Showcase, and a recipient of the 2020 Innovation Grant Award. Cornelio is passionate about Project and Problem Based Learning, completing the Kupu Hou Academy at UH Maui College. He earned his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Agricultural Engineering from the University of the Philippines at Los Banos. Cornelio's advocacy of STEM led him to volunteer as the current Co-Director of the Maui Regional Science Olympiad.
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Jessica Barbera is currently a second grade teacher. Prior to moving to Hawaiʻi Island, Jessica taught kindergarten in Honolulu. This summer she collaborated with teachers from different islands to team-teach "Mad Scientists", a PreK through first grader class in the innovative Virtual Summer Learning Lab. Jessica is passionate about learning from and collaborating with her students, parents, colleagues and members of the community in order to become a better, more effective teacher. She is especially proud of her participation in the Lemon Tree Project & Kindergarten Greenhouse at Jefferson Elementary, as well as her work with introducing new technology to her students and families. Jessica earned a B.A. in Elementary Education from Hawaii Pacific University.

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Luca Barcenilla is currently an eighth-grade Computer Science teacher at Nānākuli High and Intermediate School. Luca has taught at a variety of grade levels, in both general and special education, from middle school to high school. His classroom experiences have been in Computer Science, English Language Arts, and Math as well as spending a year in his school’s IT department serving as a technology education specialist and website administrator. When he’s not changing his sons’ diapers, he enjoys learning about new ed tech resources and spending an occasional hour or eight playing World of Warcraft. Luca is a Kamehameha Schools Kapālama graduate, received his BA in English from the University of Hawaiʻi at West Oʻahu and his MEd from the Chaminade University of Honolulu.
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Chayanee is currently teaching AP English and 11th/12th grade English at Ka'u High and Pahala Elementary school on Hawaiʻi Island. Prior to moving to Hawaii, she taught at an international school in Bangkok, Thailand. She is a candidate for National Board Certification, is HTSB licensed to teach secondary English, TESOL, and science, and is a Google Certified Educator. Additionally, she is an Advanced Placement reader for AP Seminar and a Smarter Balanced ELA item writer. She enjoys mentoring beginning teachers and is the National Honor Society co-advisor. Chayanee is setting up a Girls Who Code club at school and her passion is bringing out student voice through seminar discussions and class activities. She is a graduate of National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) in Bangkok with a Master's in English Language and Communication and of Chulalongkorn University with a Bachelor's Degree in teaching English and Thai.

Public Charter Schools

Wrayna is a proud 5th/6th grade teacher at Voyager Public Charter School. She has taught in DOE, charter, private and international (Germany and Spain) schools. Wrayna received her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from California State University Channel Islands and her Master of Library and Information Science degree from UH Manoa. Wrayna has been recognized as a NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow (Peru), Next Generation Science Teaching Program cohort, GLOBE Mission Earth Educator, Fund for Teachers Awardee (New Zealand and Galapagos Islands), Voya Unsung Heroes Award, ASCD Emerging Leader and Mental Floss’ Innovators in Education Platypus Award. Wrayna has a true passion for STEM, specifically environmental education, and integrates project-based and place-based scientific inquiry. Wrayna is an active in the Hawaii State Teacher Association, National Science Teachers Association and the DonorsChoose Teacher Ambassador program. Wrayna enjoys volunteering with Make-A-Wish Foundation as a Wish Granter and traveling internationally.

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Nicole Heinlein is an English Learner teacher and program coordinator at ‘Īao Intermediate School on the island of Maui. She began her HIDOE career on Lāna‘i before moving over to Maui. She has taught in all grades PreK-8.
Nicole is a National Board Certified Teacher in Literacy and is a trainer for the OCDE Project GLADⓇ model of English Learner strategies. She is currently the HSTA Maui Chapter Elections Co-chairperson. Nicole earned a BA in Education with minors in Special Education and Spanish from the University of Oregon, an MAT in ECE and Elementary from Pacific University, and ESOL and Reading endorsements from Lewis & Clark College.

Farrington-Kaiser-Kalani

Michael is a math and computer science teacher at Kalani High School who also serves as department chairperson and is an advisor for the National Honor Society, Kalani Oahu Mathematics League team, and computer science club. A 25-year veteran of the brick-and-mortar classroom as well as a recent addition to the E-School teaching staff, Michael is the treasurer for the Hawaii Council of Teachers of Mathematics, co-head grader for the Oahu Mathematics League, and Advanced Placement exam reader in calculus. He has served as a WASC visiting team member, in addition to being a National Board certified teacher and PAEMST state finalist. Michael has a BS from California Institute of Technology, MS and PhD from Northwestern University, and MEd from Boston College. As a passionate lifelong learner, Michael believes that the hunger to keep growing and learning is the greatest gift that teachers can bestow on students.

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Ashley Mika is a second grade teacher at Kanoelani Elementary School. She finds many ways to serve student, school, and educator communities. She loves her role as the Kanoelani Rainbow Recyclers Advisor and working to increase sustainability.
She is grateful for educators who inspire her to do and be better. Through the community of teachers on the Hawaii Distance Learning Forum and planning the teacher-led Grow with Us Summer Virtual Conference, she's met so many amazing educators! Ashley Mika married her second grade sweetheart who helped her develop the Hawaii Distance Learning Forum in April 2020. She is a happy mom of a seven year old son who loves being creative and launched his own face shield company!
Office of Curriculum & Instructional Design

Stacie Kaichi-Imamura is a Mathematics Resource Teacher for the Office of Curriculum and Instructional Design. She is a National Board Certified Teacher with an Early Childhood Generalist certificate. In 2004, Stacie was awarded the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. She completed Na Kumu Alaka’i in 2008 and currently serves as the President for the Hawaii Council Teachers of Mathematics. Stacie has worked in the HIDOE at multiple levels: classroom, school level, district/complex, and State. As a proud graduate from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Stacie has received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

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Erica teaches Kindergarten at Kaewai Elementary school in the Farrington-Kalani-Kaiser complex. Erica has taught grades K-5 in the Leeward, Central, and Honolulu Districts. Erica also serves on the school Academic Review Team, is a focus group leader for WASC and a member of the school literacy team. Erica completed Na Kumu Alakai Teacher Leader Academy in 2018. As a part of her TLA experience, Erica worked to improve reading outcomes for struggling students. Since then Erica has developed an ELA curriculum and RTI program for Grade K. In her free time, Erica enjoys spending time with her husband and children; and volunteering at her childrens’ school along with being a Girl Scout troop leader. Erica received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
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Denise taught for a decade at the elementary school level before moving to the realm of middle school. Now at Chiefess Kamakahelei, Denise teaches 7th grade AVID, 6-8th grade English, and is also an academic coach. She was recently featured in Teach Like a Champion’s module Teaching in an Online Classroom. Denise is a National Board Certified teacher and Na Kumu Alaka’i Teacher Leader. Denise graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Sciences from Oregon State University. She earned her Master’s in Teaching from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.

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Trisha is a second career fourth grade teacher at Ali’iolani Elementary School. She has also taught Kindergarten, fifth grade, and spent two years as the STEM/Technology Coordinator. Trisha has a Bachelor’s Degree in Japanese from the University of Hawaii-Manoa. Her love of teaching started as a substitute teacher, which then led Trisha to get her Master of Arts in Elementary Education degree from University of Phoenix-Honolulu. As an alumnus of the UH Ethnomathematics Program and current HSTE (Hawai‘i Society For Technology in Education) Board Member, Trisha takes pride in being a life-long learner.
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Kecia is an English Learner Resource Teacher for the West Hawai’i Complex Area. Certified in K-12 Health, she has taught Teen Health and Leadership. She has served as a substitute, a part-time teacher, Title I/Student Support Services Coordinator, and Curriculum/Test Coordinator. She actively learns and contributes to Twitter professional learning communities by curating resources, hosting #808educate chats and collaborating as a guest on podcasts. Her passion for global education, awareness, and empathy was ignited by her time as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Kecia earned her BA in History of Public Policy with a certification in Global Peace and Security Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

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Education is not only a passion but an absolute way of life for Edith Middleton. It is the value that she attributes to her rescue from her Transylvanian orphanage, at the age of ten and the beacon that has guided every aspect of her life. Edith currently chairs the English Department at King Kekaulike High School and lectures at the University of Hawai’i Maui College. In addition, she teaches tenth grade English, advises the King Kekaulike High School Book Club, and serves as the University of Hawai’i Early College Learning, English 100 liaison. Ms. Middleton is a dual certified English teacher, in both Hawai’i as well as Connecticut, with over ten years of classroom teaching experience. She holds a Masters in the Art of Secondary English Education from Sacred Heart University and a Masters in The Teaching of English from Columbia University. Edith is currently collaborating in The Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program, not only fulfilling her lifelong aspiration of fellowship but also learning about invaluable insight for the next phase of her teaching career both in and outside of the classroom.
Public Charter Schools

Melissa is currently an Instructional Coach at Kamaile Academy Public Charter School. Prior to coaching, she taught for eight years in math and science to middle school, high school, and university-level haumāna. Over the past decade, Melissa mentored new teachers, was a cooperating teacher to student teachers, and facilitated PLCs and meetings through several roles including Grade Level Chair, Curriculum Lead, and Department Lead. She is an NBCT candidate and also a doctoral candidate through the University of Southern California Rossier Ed.D. program. Prior to a focus on leadership, Melissa received her M.Ed. in STEM Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University-Portland and B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Melissa is passionate about fostering an equitable and effective public education for all our haumāna through the support of our teachers.

Farrington-Kaiser-Kalani
Zachary Morita is a music teacher at Niu Valley Middle School in the Farrington-Kalani-Kaiser complex. He has taught Beginning Band, Exploratory Music, Percussion, and Polynesian Music. Zachary is a recent winner of the 2018 Farmers Insurance Dream Big Teacher Challenge. He has conducted and directed student groups at the 2019 Australian International Music Festival in the Sydney Opera House, the 2017 New York Wind Band Festival in Carnegie Hall, the 2016 National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy, and the 2012 Winter Guard International Percussion World Championships. Active in the Hawaii music and education community, Zachary has served as Treasurer for the Oahu Band Directors Association, Associate Music Director for the Honolulu Wind Ensemble, President/Founder of the Hawaii Youth Percussion Ensemble, and Ambassador for the Hawaii Distance Learning Forum.
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Kristi Okura is a graduate of Roosevelt High School in Honolulu. Her background is in Early Childhood Education with over 10 years of experience working as a military preschool teacher and in the private sector. She is currently a Kindergarten Inclusion teacher at Kipapa Elementary School. Kristi also serves as the Childrenʻs Community Council (CCC) co-chair. When Kristi is not teaching, you can find her with her husband and three children or out in Hauʻula learning to dance hula with her two daughters. Kristi also enjoys finding opportunities for Professional Development to better her teaching practices and skills.

Pearl City-Waipahu
Karleen is a science teacher at Pearl City High School. She has taught biology, AP Biology, and honors biology and is a part of the Technology and Design Academy. Prior to moving to Oahu, she taught eighth-grade physical science in central Virginia. She is currently the advisor for the graduating class of 2022. She also helps supervise the Science Olympiad team events and chaperones the Hiking Club. She graduated with a B.S. in Biology and a Minor in Secondary Education, as well as a Masters of Arts in Teaching from James Madison University in Virginia. She is passionate about making an impact on equity in science curriculum and creating quality assessments.
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Nick Strope is currently a math teacher at Kealakehe High School on Hawaii Island and taught his first five years at Waikoloa Elementary/Middle School. His students have spanned grades 5-12 and learned from Nick in subjects such as math, social studies, and AVID. Nick is a Google Certified Trainer, a student support teacher with the Migrant Education Program at Kealakehe High School, and has been trained in DBT Skills Training for Emotional Problem Solving for Adolescents (DBT-STEPS-A). Nick’s passion lies in supporting students by using trauma-informed practices in the classroom. He holds a BSBA in Marketing from the University of Missouri and two master's degrees in education. His most recent MSEd was earned from Concordia University-Portland and focused on trauma and resilience in educational settings.

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Cherisse Yamada inspires kids to love learning and discover their passions. Cherisse has taught third through fifth graders including English Learners in Honolulu. She now serves as Kāneʻohe Elementary School’s Academic Coach. A 2017 alumnus of Na Kumu Alaka’i Teacher Leadership Academy, Cherisse fosters students’ leadership skills as a Student Council Advisor while deepening her own abilities as a School Leadership Team member. She cultivates place-based professional development through The Estria Foundation’s Mele Murals. Cherisse earned a B.S. in Family Resources and M.Ed. in Teaching from the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa.

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2nd grade teacher creates forum to help educators with 'distance learning'

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted education across Hawaii. Schools are closed until at least April 30th, most likely for the remainder of the school year.

In the meantime, teachers are working to do the best they can to connect with their students and promote 'distance learning.'

That can be creating online content and video hangouts with students and families.

But educators have had to quickly adapt, and that can be a challenge.

It's why 2nd grade teacher Ashley Mika Ho from Kanoelani Elementary Schools created a forum for teachers to share ideas about what's working and what's not working.

400 teachers representing 115 schools across the state have already joined the platform. Ho says the 'teachers helping teachers' mindset has proven helpful and led to creative ideas.

You can connect with the program here:

Website: hidistancelearning.org

Twitter: /HIDistanceLearn

Instagram: @hawaiidistancelearning

Facebook: /Hawaii Distance Learning Forum

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