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League at Opening Day of the Legislature
President's Message
Education Committee Report (Mary Anne Raywid)
Welcome New Members
Honolulu LWV Budget for FY 2000-2001 (Arlene Ellis)
Galleria Threatens our Historic Downtown (Astrid Monson)
Clean Elections Legislation - Campaign Finance Reform (Laure Dillon)
New HEP Executive Director Appointed
Environmental Committee Report (Karen Ah Mai)
LWV Legislative Priorities 2000
Notice for LWV National Training Program

Education Committee Report

The Education Committee proposed two bills this year and discussed them with the Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, David Ige, and the House Education Committee Ken Ito. One of the bills would offer incentives to teachers and principals to launch school-within-schools (with characteristics experience has shown important to success). The other bill proposed would require the DOE to collect and widely disseminate annually specified information we hold important to assessing the public school system, as well as to assessing individual schools.

The Committee, with new member Sue Parry, will be addressing who will be challenging the desirability of the handicapped classification for large numbers of the children schools classify. Since at-risk youngsters appear to be classified in larger numbers than do others, this topic is germane to the Committee's present focus on education and children research finds to be at-risk.

Dr. Mary Anne Raywid

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