Please join us in celebrating AAPI Heritage Month with a groundbreaking discussion on closing the achievement gap for Native Hawaiian students.
Protecting ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i: The Education Revolution to Improve Student Success and Preserve the Hawaiian Language
Friday, May 15, 2015
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Lyndon B. Johnson Building Auditorium,
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC 20202
For several decades now, there’s been a quiet revolution underway in Hawaii to improve student outcomes for Native Hawaiian students, and “save” the Hawaiian language. By incorporating a P-20 model, educators are utilizing every stage in a child’s education to empower them, and their families and communities. These efforts seek not only to improve college access and success, but also instill pride and purpose in learning and preserving the Hawaiian language and culture. Learn about this success story: that in a quarter century, Hawaiian native speakers have grown from a mere 50 to 50,000.
You don’t want to miss a dynamic discussion with key experts from Hawaii, who will share their knowledge, strategies, and best practices. You will walk away with a greater appreciation for the resilience and passion of an entire community. Please register here.
This is the first in a series of events led by WHIAAPI, in partnership with the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement and Keaomalamalama, and supported by OELA and OCTAE to support Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and the education equity agenda.