Online Learning in Hawaii

New Report Examines Online Learning in Hawaii

written by Cody Hensarling and edited by Brandon Bosworth

Grassroot Institute of Hawaii


HONOLULU, HI, — The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is  announcing the public release of their most recent research paper,  “Online Learning in Hawaii: A review and guide to improve online education in the Aloha State”. The report,  authored by independent writer and researcher Melissa Short, profiles current online educational efforts in Hawaii, surveys the challenges online education programs face nationally, and makes critical recommendations to improve the quality of and access to education for Hawaii students.

The study has a series of checklists, designed to outline future steps to be taken by legislators, education officials, and parents. The study is the logical continuation of GRIH’s research efforts regarding the Hawaii Department of Education that have taken place over the past three years. According to the report,   serious financial savings for the state, improved access to schooling for rural students, and a fundamental step forward for all students in terms of educational choice are all potential benefits of an enhanced commitment to online education in Hawaii.  Melissa Short is an holds an MS in Law Enforcement Intelligence and Analysis from Michigan State University and a BA in Political Science and Spanish from Grove City College.

The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is an independent, non-partisan think tank based in Honolulu. The mission of the Grassroot Institute is to promote individual liberty, free market economic principles and limited, more accountable government.

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