Category: News, Tags: news, OHA
Washington, DC--Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) Chairperson Haunani Apoliona and CEO Clyde Namu'o met today with U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who serves as Co-Chair of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) and Kiran Ahuja, WHIAAPI Executive Director, to discuss partnership opportunities to develop solid strategies that will provide Native Hawaiians with increased access to education and other federal programs. The goal is increased student education achievement and outcomes, P-20, pre-school to PhD.
As of spring 2009, Native Hawaiian students comprised 28 percent of the youth in the
Hawai'i unified public school system.