‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i

Governor Lingle Signs Hawaiian Language Education, Charter School Bills In Hilo.

Act 133 expands the existing Hawaiian Language Immersion Program by establishing an instructional program in which children can meet the state’s education standards through the medium of the Hawaiian language. Under the new law, the state Department of Education will work collaboratively with the University of Hawai’i at Hilo College of Hawaiian Language to implement this initiative.

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