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Phase II

As a follow-up to HIPA’s Phase I report issued in 2010, HIPA retained RM Towill to do an assessment of the state’s infrastructure needs for the next 20 years. Please click here to download the full Phase II report, which concludes that the state faces over $15 billion in infrastructure needs...

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2014 Honorees

Mahalo all those who attended the 2014 Ho‘oulu Leadership Awards. Photos from the event are available on Facebook and on Flickr.

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Videos created by Searider Productions, of the honorees, are attached below. Click here to watch the entire program.


2014 Ho‘oulu Leadership Awards

Monday, May 19, 2014
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (no-host cocktails at 5:00 p.m.)

Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom

An annual tradition since 2003, the Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs Ho‘oulu Leadership Awards honors leaders from across all sectors of our community to celebrate their...

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Hawai‘i Leaders

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs (HIPA) has issued its 2014 Directory of Public Officials. Thanks to premier sponsor AT&T, a web-based mobile application will once again allow iOS and Android users to download the directory on their smartphones for easy, on-the-go use. Last...

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Watch HIPA’s 21st Century Schools Symposium, “Facilities Matter” on Olelo Community Media, March 7-29, 2012.


Facilities Matter: The Case for 21st Century Schools Part 1

03/07/2012      8:30 AM     OAHU 52                      
03/08/2012      6:00 PM     FOCUS 49              ...

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On Thursday, January 26, 2012, the Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs gave a presentation on 21st century schools at the Western District Carpenters Union meeting. PowerPoint


Reported by: Vanessa Stewart

Lawmakers and DOE officials became students today .. learning ways to bring our public schools into the 21st century.

As technology improves the way students learn—education officials are learning how to construct spaces to adapt to their needs.

Dozens of officials...

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Hawaii’s schools are old. But the state hopes to change the learning environment by re-designing how schools are built.

Video: http://www.kitv.com/video/30215994/detail.html#ixzz1jtRsSTUW

KITV, January 14, 2012 - PDF


By Ben Gutierrez

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Farrington High School in Kalihi was built in the 1930s. Work just got underway last month to bring it into the 21st Century. And that’s the challenge the Department of Education has for all its schools.

Farrington is the second-largest high school in...

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By Rob Shikina

A state Department of Education official says allowing private developers to build on school property could be one way to raise money to rebuild some of Hawaii’s aging schools.

Randy Moore, assistant superintendent with the department’s Office of School Facilities and Support...

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