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May 2012: Table of Contents



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Features

Grading the Public Schools

We've ranked Hawaii's more than 250 public schools, using data from the state Department of Education. How does your school measure up?

Research assistance by Brad Baris

 

A Tale of Two Schools

The inside story of why some schools succeed and others struggle.

By Tiffany Hill

 

Dragon 'Em Around

Hop on the bus with China's pioneers of leisure travel to see Hawaii through their bleary eyes.

By David Thompson

 

Departments

Editor's Page: Back to School

Another close look at public education.

By A. Kam Napier

 

Feedback

Our readers respond.

 

Calabash

Homegrown maile

Get out and go

World War Brew

Food: A Japanese food explainer

Arts: Maoli Arts Month

Field Guide: Are electric cars practical yet?

 

HONOLULU Shops

Andy South handbags, girls' clothing from Ava Sky, a sweet bike and more.

By Stacey Makiya and Brie Thalmann

 

Dining

Kaiseki: Now and Zen

Three  local restaurants' takes on traditional, multi-course Japanese cuisine.

By Martha Cheng

 

From Our Files

HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific—chronicling the Islands since 1888.

By A. Kam Napier

 

Afterthoughts

Chinatown Lockdown

Businesses are locking their doors in broad daylight. How did it come to this?

By Michael Keany

 

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