April 2015

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Do the New Teacher Evaluations Help Improve Hawai‘i’s Public Schools?

The state rolled out its teacher evaluation system last year, much to the consternation of some educators. This year, there’s a new and improved version, but questions remain about what role evaluations play in better schools for Hawai‘i.

What Are We Doing to Fix Hawai‘i’s Homeless Crisis?

The Aloha State now has the highest number of homeless per capita in the nation. What are we doing to help the individuals and families living on the streets?

Fresh Picks: 7 Local Boutiques You Must Visit This Month

The season change from chilly winter to bright, cheery spring inspires a style refresh—perfect timing, since a new crop of O‘ahu boutiques recently popped up. Here are a handful of our favorites, plus a few uprooted shops that are thriving in their new plots.

Photo Essay: What Do You Do When the Homeless Man on the Street is Your Father?

I documented the difficult experience of reconnecting with my homeless father.

7 Kaimukī Sweet Spots to Satisfy Your Sweet Cravings

When it comes to desserts, Kaimukī is tops.
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7 Top Hawai‘i Teachers on What It’s Like to Work in the State Department of Education

We asked a few of Hawai‘i’s best teachers for their thoughts on how to improve the state’s public education system—and how they’ve managed to excel in their own classrooms.

Do the New Teacher Evaluations Help Improve Hawai‘i’s Public Schools?

The state rolled out its teacher evaluation system last year, much to the consternation of some educators. This year, there’s a new and improved version, but questions remain about what role evaluations play in better schools for Hawai‘i.

2015 Faces of Hawai‘i

(Sponsored) Learn more about prominent Hawai‘i leaders and businesses in this special-section black-and-white photo essay.

From Our Files: What Honolulu Looked Like Between April 1925 and 2005

A look back at Honolulu from April 1925 to 2005. Stories taken from the archives of Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.

Quote Unquote: Conventional Wisdom From Hawai‘i Convention Center’s Teri Orton

After working for 17 years as an executive in the hospitality industry, Teri Orton was named general manager of the Hawai‘i Convention Center in late 2013. She oversees about 80 employees and 1.1 million square feet of convention space.

What Are We Doing to Fix Hawai‘i’s Homeless Crisis?

The Aloha State now has the highest number of homeless per capita in the nation. What are we doing to help the individuals and families living on the streets?

Field Notes: Taiko Drumming Promotes Culture and Cardio

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: taiko drumming.

Afterthoughts: Who Says There’s No Such Thing As a Free Lunch?

Honolulu gets into the giving spirit.

Fresh Picks: 7 Local Boutiques You Must Visit This Month

The season change from chilly winter to bright, cheery spring inspires a style refresh—perfect timing, since a new crop of O‘ahu boutiques recently popped up. Here are a handful of our favorites, plus a few uprooted shops that are thriving in their new plots.

Photo Essay: What Do You Do When the Homeless Man on the Street is Your Father?

I documented the difficult experience of reconnecting with my homeless father.

7 Kaimukī Sweet Spots to Satisfy Your Sweet Cravings

When it comes to desserts, Kaimukī is tops.

Wai‘anae Honors 40 Outstanding Heroes

If you can make it here, they will remember you— at the new Wai‘anae Coast Hall of Fame.

The Drama of Dance: IONA Contemporary Dance Theatre

This year, IONA celebrates its 25th anniversary.

‘Ono Buzz: 3 Foods You Must Try This Month

Don’t miss: a frozen treat, a new spot and a local sammie shop.

Da Meter: What’s Hot and What’s Not in Honolulu

Gauging what’s hot and what’s not in Honolulu.

Experience Old Lā‘ie at the New Hukilau Marketplace

A new Lā‘ie marketplace strives for a nostalgic feel.

The 8 Best Things to Do in April

Do something new this month: Don a kilt, run through Kailua or learn a new recipe from local chefs.

How Did Hawai‘i’s Public Schools Rank in 2014?

Strive HI digs into the performances of Hawai‘i’s schools, and ranks them.

Editor’s Page: It’s Complicated

Education, homelessness and sweet things.
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