May 2014: Table of Contents
On the cover: We graded Hawaii’s public schools using official Department of Education data.
Photo by David Croxford. Lettering by Elizabeth Baddeley.
Reinventing Round Top
The management of Puu Ualakaa State Wayside is changing hands. Here’s what it means.
by james cave
Grading the Public Schools
For more than a decade, HONOLULU Magazine has published a chart that ranks Hawaii’s public schools from best to worst. This year, the state Department of Education came out with their own ranking, to which we’ve added letter grades. How does your school measure up?
Diving Into Data
New tech tools are allowing teachers to tailor their lesson plans to individual students more than ever.
by treena shapiro
A new Chinatown landmark
Teaching on the Wind
No More Aloha
Quote Unquote: Rev. Craig Yamamoto
Field Notes: Ballroom Dancing at the Palladium
How to brighten your tabletops for the spring, the inner workings of The Cut Collective and a Q&A with Becca Wong, H&M’s local link.
by stacey makiya and brie thalmann
Ono: Food & Dining
Highway Inn’s third generation tries to figure out how to keep the restaurant relevant, plus a roundup of afternoon teas.
by martha cheng and kathy y.l. chan
From Our Files
HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific—chronicling the Islands since 1888.
by katrina valcourt
Editor’s Page: Getting It Right
Thank a teacher this month.
by robbie dingeman
Afterthoughts: The Little Details
These days, handmade signage is the exception rather than the rule.
by michael keany
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