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Public Policy Center receives $14,000 OHA grant

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Mar 18, 2011

The Public Policy Center at the University of Hawai‘i of Mānoa was recently awarded a grant of $14,055 from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) to be used to fund a project that will identify the best public schools for Native Hawaiians. 
The study will look at public schools across the Hawaiian Islands and will create a database that the Office of Hawaiian Affairs can use to monitor and track how well schools are educating Native Hawaiian students. The database will provide the Office of Hawaiian Affairs with important information for their Ho‘ona‘auao (Education) strategic priority, which is to maximize choices of life and work, Native Hawaiians will gain knowledge and excel in educational opportunities at all levels. 
“The identification of the programs that these best schools use to benefit Native Hawaiian students will enable other schools across the state to improve their educational programs, better serving their Native Hawaiian students,” said Dr. Morgen Johansen, principal investigator and assistant professor of public administration at UH Mānoa. “We are grateful to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs for their support of this study.”